At Less is More we have a challenge to use a recycled item on a card.
I have discovered that the technique of FAUX BLEACH works well on card with a very smooth surface, so here is a piece that was in the packaging of a pillowcase. It worked really well for this technique.
I inked the surface of the card with Distress Inks using Sponge Daubers. The colours are Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Barn Door!
I then used my Uniko Gerbera stamps to create the design. I used the solid version spritzed with water and stamped, holding it in position for a few moments. I then dried it using my heat tool. The colours lift like magic!
I then went on to use the outline version of the stamp and over-stamped a couple of the flowers in Versamark and embossed it in gold.
The rest of the card consists of a piece of wrapping paper saved from a gift and die cut!
The butterfly is from Memory Box and the sentiment from Paper Smooches.
This one uses an Impression Obsession Die and ribbon cut from the shoulders of a jumper. The sentiment is from Magenta. More details are on the LIM blog!
For this I merely mounted the gift tag from one of our 40th Wedding Anniversary gifts onto black then silver card and straightened and retied the ribbon!
Easy Peasy... I stuck the tag down well so that the greeting on the back can't be seen!
From time to time we go to Speciality dinners at our club. The menus for the evening are often displayed inside covers made from this lovely matt silver card. I simply collect up those not taken at the end of the meal and add it to my stash. Well I couldn't leave it there could I?
DO join in with us it will be fun!What can you find to use again?