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Friday, May 18, 2007

Fun With Garbage!

Ok, what normally is tossed out in the recycling I used on this card. I had punched out some black card stock using the Spiral Punch found in the Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog. I cut the little piece of card stock that stick out on one side and used the squares on this card. Since Stampin' Up! doesn't have square brads I had to improvise. While laying out the card last night I got oohs and aahs from Cathy and Laurie (my adoring fans!!! *winks*). I had circles punched out and lined up the right side. I was using them as a visual for adding brads later. Well, later happened and I wasn't totally pleased with the brads, mostly because they were round. I wanted something to match the punched piece. Then it came to me, use the recycled garbage stuff from the black piece you punched out earlier. (Admitting here that I don't clean my work area off after each project!!)

The measurements and stamps used to make this card are as follows:

Cut a piece of Ruby Red card stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold it in half. Cut a piece of black card stock 5 1/4" x 4" and adhere it to the folded Ruby Red piece. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 5" x 3 3/4". Using the "Well-Worn Words" background stamp and Ruby Red ink pad, stamp your image onto the white card stock. Sponge the edges with the same color. Next cut two pieces of black card stock measuring 2 1/4" x 4" and piece of Whisper White card stock and one piece of Ruby Red card stock measuring 2" x 3 3/4". Using the Spiral Punch, made 7 holes along the left side of the Ruby Red piece. Now instead of taking a piece of black card stock to get your little black squares you can use the piece that the smaller Ruby Red piece will be attached to. Just punch in the areas that the top layer will be covering. Once you assemble the card it won't show (if you punched it right that is!). Take the Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter looking stamp and ink it up with black and cover the small Ruby Red piece. Attach that piece to one of the smaller black pieces. Next stamp your image. Here I used the Artfully Asian set. Color in the areas you'd like, sponge the edges with Ruby Red ink and affix it to the remaining small black piece of card stock. Line up your two layered pieces on top of the Well-Worn Words piece and tape them in place. Cut off the little pieces hanging from the black squares and line them up along the right side of the card. Here I used glue instead of tape. It was too difficult and too tiny of a piece to make tape work here. And you're done!!! Not as difficult as it sounded!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!


Hey Hey Paula said...

I love what you did with your "garbage". It's a gorgeous card. TFS

Amy said...

What a great blog you have! Wonderful projects and just a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

That's a very pretty card. I wish I could buy 'creativity' with stamping supplies :-)

paperartschicago said...

Wow Wanda,

If this card is made with garbage, I can only imagine... Great inspiration to us all. Thanks and have a great weekend.


Deborah said...

I love how this came out. Very nice.