Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fun with cardboard

Happy Thursday. I thought maybe we were going to get a peek of sunshine this morning, but it's clouded over again. Today the challenge on Splitcoast is the ways to use it challenge, and I'm the guest hostess - how fun. I decided with all the talk about going green, we'd use something that we normally throw out or recycle. We all get things shipped to us in corrugated cardboard boxes and sometimes those boxes get pretty damaged during shipping. They are perfect for your card making challenge today. We are using corrugated cardboard. I'd love to have you stop over on SCS and join in.

I started by stamping my background. I used a clear stamp that's a large corner image from pollen dust (Fancy Pants) for the lower left part of the card. Then for the upper/right side, I inked up my lattice backgrounder (CHF), stamped off once and then laid my card stock on the stamp and only rubbed where I wanted the image. Both images were stamped in chocolate chip. The edges are sponged with chocolate as well.

I die cut ovals using my nestabilities and cuttlebug. I stamped the flower with melon mambo (a new SU incolor), sponged the edges and popped up the ovals.

The flower was made by stamping French script (SU) on melon mambo and punching out several with a Fiskars punch. I sponged all the edges and then used a stylus and my fingers to give a little shape to the petals before adding a large brad in the center.

The crochet edging is a piece I recently made.

Now for the fun part - the butterfly. I spritzed a piece of corrugated cardboard with water and let it sit for a few minutes, then peeled off one side to reveal the ridges underneath. Then I die cut the butterfly with my SU beautiful butterflies die. I spritzed bronze glimmer mist on it, dried it with my heat gun and then sponged the edges with chocolate and the ridges with melon mambo. Added some pearls for the body.

The corner adornment is a cuttlebug die. A few more pearls completed the card.

What's in it?
Stamps: French script (SU), agapanthus cluster (Stampendous), lattice backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms), flourish (Pollen Dust – Fancy Pants)
ink: melon mambo, chocolate chip
paper: melon mambo, chocolate chip, very vanilla, corrugated cardboard
other: cuttlebug, CB corner die, Sizzix beautiful butterflies die, nestabilities ovals (Spellbinders), flower punch (Fiskars), flat back pearls (Kaiser craft), brad, hand crocheted edging (made by me), sponge, foam tape

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh now this is simply beautiful... you are so creative, your work is wonderful...
Soni Bov