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Monday, June 18, 2007

From Trash to Treasure!

In one of the comments about the tutorial I wrote about taking a piece of scrap rubber and making a stamp from it using a punch, I was asked if I had a card with the punched flower to show you all. Well, I didn't but now I do!! You asked for it so here it is!!!

I used the new Purely Pomegranate card stock and ink pad. For the stamps I used "Fine Lace" and "All Year Cheer" for the words. The flower was stamped using the one I made. Click here for the tutorial on how to make that stamp. After I stamped it on Whisper White card stock using the Pomegranate pad, I punched it out and set it aside to dry. I punched another flower out using a piece of scrap paper. I placed the scrap paper just below the tip of the flower and colored that area in with a black marker. I did this for each petal. I place a button in the center and taped everything together. I used a Dimensional under the flower. It was too bulky under it with the word layers. SO, I not only made a stamp from a punch but I also made a card using the stamp.

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Melissa said...

I cannot wait until I can get my hands on that Pomegranate! Fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

This card is so pretty. I've been saving a pile of cut rubber, but nothing is big enough for this. I am planning on mounting a "mosaic" background stamp as soon as my DH cuts the wood for me. I thought I'd also make some kind of background with long skinny strips of rubber (might look like bamboo if I try hard). Thanks for your idea and card.

June Houck said...

You clever girl. Thank you for sharing that technique. Now if only I had saved my spare rubber...shocking that I actually don't have that hoarded in my stash!!! Now I know better. Nothing is trash, just an art project waiting for a great idea to come along.

Diane said...

Lovely card! I too never had enough left over to make a flower!
But I did make a mosaic with triangles and it looks neat!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing this card-it's great! Motivating me to try it.

Anonymous said...

I love the richness of the black and pomegranate together. Thanks for the tip on an easy way to put color on the edge of flower petals!
I really enjoy your blog, TFS.

Anonymous said...

I love the card you made with your punched out stamp. Great job Wanda!