Today I'm going to share a fun, recycling idea. Earth
Day was April 22, and many of the challenges for the past
couple of weeks have centered around recycling household objects. I was
sharpening one of my punches using 8 layers of aluminum foil, and as I
was looking at the punched pieces, an idea began to form: scallop
circle = flowers!
I embossed the shapes for texture, then colored one with alcohol
markers but wasn't really happy. (That's the flat one in the center.) I
knew Creative Inspirations Paints would be better, so I first connected each set with a brad and
then fluffed the layers bit by bit. Fluffing that many foil layers is a
bit tricky because each layer is so light and fragile, but the end
result is rather fun, especially when you see the before and after.
After fluffing, I started painting using solids on some and blending
colors on others (red and yellow)
had a bit of misfortune when stamping the greeting. I stamped it
incorrectly the first time (crooked and too faint), but rather
than put the piece in the scrap bin, I turned it around and stamped it
I also dry embossed the layer with a striped embossing folder, but, er, um, it doesn't show up. Gee, I wonder why...
red panel with yellow borders covers the stamping goof right up. Seen
from this angle, you can see the dimension of the foil flower and how
the entire layered piece is popped up on the base of the card.
here's a close up of the flower. I love how the silvery foil contrasts
with the paint colors on the various flowers, in this case blue. I
used a blue Metallic Inspiration in the center and some red ones along the yellow borders. A little baker's twine and some Jeweled Inspirations at the top complete this card.
Thank you for joining me and I hope you'll visit the Creative Inspirations store to see all of their shimmery, glittery offerings. And don't forget to visit the Creative Inspirations challenge blog as well - this fortnight's theme is Inspired By: Anything Goes.
Love to Create #63 - Punches and/or Dies
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Charisma Cardz Challenge #16 - Polka Dots
Crafty Ribbons #44 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon (does twine count?)
3 Girl JAM #17 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon (does twine count?)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
StampNation Challenge #5 - sketch