RECYCLE AND CREATE BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Did you use your negative die cuts or did you throw them out? NOooo use them! It’s a good idea to use your negative die cuts in handmade cards. And if you decided to combine stamps, mix papers and use your scraps I am sure you will get the most beautiful stuff. Today I have an inspiration card for Use your Stuff Challenge #238 mixing stamps and I am sharing one of my secrets with you!
I love to use die cuts in my paper creations and sometimes I keep the left overs or negative die cuts. These keep the silhouette of the die design and generally look great. I made this card using a negative piece that I got after cutting the Vignette Floral Branch from a Whisper White card stock layer.
This is the first tip: Whenever you are thinking of re-using, re-purposing or re-cycling your paper crafts, use pieces of papers that you can re-utilize in your projects, with sizes, colors and forms.
Creating this card was simple:
- Cut the base of the card using Melon Mambo card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
- Cut a second layer using Pool Party card stock. The size is 4″x5-1/4″ and paste directly over the card base.
- Take the Whisper White layer that you use to cut your die cut, this is now your negative part and paste over the second layer.
Easy and very simple, don’t you think! Now is the best part and the complement for my challenge:
4. You can create a banner sentiment. I used a banner stamp and sentiment from the stamp set Thoughtful Banners from Stampin Up and the Duet Banner Punch also from Stampin Up using the Melon Mambo Classic Ink.
I hope my project inspired you to recycle and experiment with your different stamps and die cuts and share your creations with me in my facebook page or during this week on Use Your Stamp Challenge #238. Just remember that theme for the challenge is mixing of stamps so you need to use two or more stamps in your project to be considered. To see the Challenge CLICK HERE.
Recycle and Create beautiful things. See you soon!