Friday, 17 July 2009


Although I absolutely LOVE spending money on new craft items that come onto the market I also like to think that I can use a little imagination and recycle items that you would usually throw in the re-cycling bin and one big area that I find that I use frequently is packaging. The first card that I show here was for Andy's birthday, which was yesterday and although I haven't taken a great photo of it am pleased with how it turned out. Earlier this year I made Jon & Emer's wedding invitations and they had dried pressed roses on them, they were well packed as you can imagine, but I kept back some of the padding which I thought was very like Grungeboard. I inked up the background using normal inks (not distress) with a spritz of water and stamped images & matted onto gold card before attaching to my card. It feels lovely to the touch, rather like suede. I took the second photo with a flash as the first one came out a bit too dark.
The tiles on the second card were made from a piece of plastic that backed some paper to stop it bending during transport. I inked these up with alcohol inks and stamped over the top with Staze-On.
I do apologise to all of those blogs owners that may be promoting products, but I would rather spend my money on new inks, stamps or lovely backing papers.


brenda said...

What great results you achieved here, thank so much for sharing. You know I love ink and gunge so have to try these our.

B x

Anonymous said...

Totally agree, think it looks great, keep up the good work old chap

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