Saturday, July 16

Everything Beautiful

Hello crafty reader!  My card for today is for Our Daily Bread Designs' "Stampin In Time Challenge", where we are to use anything recycled on our cards. 

I always love to recycle, as some of you may already know.  I try to save anything that I can possibly use in the future, like the labels that come with the packaging of stamp sets because I can use them for backgrounds of card fronts.  I also save the plastic packaging like that of Spellbinders or Cricut Cartridges.  In fact, I have made mini albums out of them.  
Today, some goodies came in the mail - three background stamps from... you guessed it:  Our Daily Bread Designs.  As I was storing my new stamps, I thought I could use the images on the labels.  So I started cutting with one of my Spellbinders dies.

I was in the mood for something mint green and black, so I ended up with this A2 card: 

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  @theoffice, Creative Imaginations, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Our Daily Bread Designs
ink:  Tsukineko
tools:  Spellbinders, heat gun, Tim Holtz distressing tool, sponge dauber
embellishments:  Robins' Nest, rhinestones (Bead Design Co.)
misc.:  embossing powder (Ranger)
adhesive:  Scotch, Zots, mounting tape

Now who would think that my background was just from a packaging label?

'Til next blog!


Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Joan! Great colors and I love the effect with the die cuts and packaging! Way cool to recycle that! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge!

I need you to contact me at your earliest convenience at gbedwrightatgmaildotcom! Thanks so much!

Carol W. said...

Beautiful card, love the dies and the color is awesome. TFS

Jan Marie said...

Aren't you the clever one! :D Beautiful card! Love the layers and the contrast in colors! Nice work!