3 years ago
Monday, April 20, 2009
Today I'm going GREEN! Saturday I checked out the OCC Challenge and you were required to use "Recycled" items. I've been organizing my craft room and came across a few items that would work. (It's amazing what you find when you clean!!)
Two items are vintage "recycled" items... if you call my Webster dictionary which is 25(+) years old vintage! (I'm ageing myself!) And the second item is the lace flowers. These are from my younger years as my mom would give me pieces of lace, rick-rack, trim, fabric, etc. to play with which I used an OLD Singer Centennial Year sewing machine... I STILL HAVE IT! (Note: I do have a new age sewing machine now... LOL!) :)
Try using old dictionary pages to make cards!! (Click on photo to get a closer look!) I tried to distress the edges on the dictionary page, but the paper was brittle so I had to do it lightly. I CB Embossed my Cranberry Crisp and sponged the edges of my sentiment and flower image to give an aged effect. I wanted more POP on the sentiment so I didn't rough up the edges of the flowers. The bronze brads I like! Lastly I added a vanilla ribbon to contrast the shabby to give a twist of elegance!
Start Earth Day early and GO GREEN my friends!! Thanks for popping in and have some stampin' FUN!
Smiles... Michelle :)
Stamps: SU! Echoes of Kindness, Autumn Leaves, DMD Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Cranberry Crisp (retired), ivory Naturals, Webster dictionary (recycled item!) Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Markers (Chocolate Chip & Baroque Burgundy) Other: Ribbon (Target Club Wed), CuttleBug Folder (Distressed Stripes), Lace flowers (recycled item!), dimensionals, sponges, 1/16" hole punch, SU! Ticket Corner punch, SU! bronze brads, etc.