Hello, my friends. I made some time to stamp today and did a little recycling in the process. I love being able to use free materials.
I started by cutting some pieces from a brown grocery bag and rolling them around a bamboo skewer and gluing the end to form tight rolls. I didn't want them all the same size, so I made sure I varied the width of the pieces I was rolling. I used a few pieces of newspaper as well. Then I pulled out my distress stains and dyed them all with various browns. After arranging them how I liked, I stuck a sticky note to the front so I could flip them and glue them to card stock on the back without going through the process all over again. Once the glue was dry, I added a bit of matte multi medium in between the rolls for more stability. I then added a piece of raffia tied around the rolls.
My card base is creamy caramel with strips of more mustard and DCWV Indian Summer fall stack.
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix movers & shapers mini branch & leaf set dies to cut the leaves and branch from chocolate chip & pumpkin pie card stock. I scored the leaves, folded them and ran them through my crimper and then sponged over the ridges. I love the look that gives.
My sentiment is from an older SU set called Season by Season, stamped in jet black stazon.
My card fits the following challenges:
Ways to use it #341 - Back to School Week 4: Lunch Sack
September Quick Fire challenge at OWSE Yahoo group (membership required) - autumn themed with at least one die cut
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week.