I don't know about you all, but finances are a little tight at my place about now, so I'm looking at my craft stash in a new light and trying to use some of those things I have been collecting. Today I'm going to use some recycled/kraft coloured card that I've saved, and use a budget saving material to create a stunning pastel card.
Now this may be the inside of a cardboard cereal box, the backing from a paper pack or the last page of a calendar - all things you would usually throw away - well after this you may be looking at these items as craft supplies!
What I've Used:
- Lindy's Stamp Gang
Sprays - Under the Boardwalk Set (Merry-Go-Round Green, Orange Creamsicle, Pop Rock Purple, Raspberry Lemonade and Tilt-A-Wheel Teal)
Magicals - Steampunk or Sandra Dee Sepia, Tea Pot Purple and Hibiscus Rose)
- Golden - Light Molding Paste
- Liquitex - Matt Medium
- Viva Decor Inka Gold
- Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Mini Quatrefoil
- Plastic palette knife
- Kaisercraft Stamp - Flutter
- Archival Stamp Pads - Watering Can Grey and Jet Black
- X-Press It - Double Sided Foam Tape
- Glossy Accents
What I Did:
Gather your yummy supplies, your favourite Flat Fabio sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang
and some recycled or kraft coloured card.
To add a little interest, flick some droplets over the coloured card - these will leave water marks and add to the look of your background. Aren't these colours so beautifully soft and subtle on this!!!
While your background is drying, tear some strips of white card (I used left overs from other projects) and spray with EXACTLY the SAME COLOURS of Lindy's as you used on your background.
What a difference on white!!!
Then go and grab a cuppa and wait for everything to dry.
Ink up your stamp with a soft grey ink and randomly stamp bits of the image on to each of the coloured strips. Also stamp one extra image using black ink on plain white card (you will want to cut out parts of this later).
Lay a stencil over the background, I chose a stencil that replicates the pattern on my stamped image.
Using a small palette knife scrape the coloured molding paste through parts of the stencil to create a scruffy looking image - don't cover everything and leave heaps of the colour showing.
Once everything is dry, mount onto some coordinating cardstock and you have a versatile, relatively simple pretty card - made with garbage!
I even used a little left over colour to colour up my wooden word charm.
I love that the Lindy's products coordinate so beautifully, just by using them on different materials.
Subtle yes - but so pretty, and that's how to make your garbage sparkle...
Hoping I've inspired you to hunt for some of that recycled card you've been saving for 'something' :)