They say that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Well, that's exactly what today's post is going to be about!
While I have always been 'Green' to an extent, I've come to see saving our environment as a priority in my life. I think having a child has made me so much more passionate about preserving our resources for the next generation. Well, my philosophy has started to extend into my paper crafting. Do you know that each of us produces 4.6 pounds of trash every single day? Now, I no longer look at my 'trash' in the same way. I hope that once you read this entry, you'll feel the same way.
One of the tenets of living a Green life is reusing things whenever possible. Making cards is a perfect way to use some of those things that you may normally throw away.
My first card began life as a pile of trash.
The first thing I did was cut a section of the corrugated cardboard. This became the front of my card. I peeled away some of the paper and dry brushed it with green paint.
Next, I made my own embellishments. I used some plastic packaging from stamps I recently received. I punched flowers from the plastic and dropped several drops of alcohol ink on them. I also added several drops of blending solution and swirled it around a bit.
Once the flowers were dry, I traced the edges with a Sharpie pen and added a button center. To complete the card, I used paper scraps, hemp and a rubon.
So, next time you go to throw something away, take a closer look. Could it make a fun embellishment? Might it be the basis for a great background? I'm sure you won't look at your trash the same way again once you get started!!
Have a great day,