Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want you to save some trees and RE-PURPOSE PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER OR COFFEE FILTERS. Instead of buying some designer paper for your project, go to your kitchen or bathroom and grab one of the above items and let's see how you can transform it and incorporate it into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project
I used some round coffee filters and took some pics of a few of my steps. Details and supplies used at bottom of post
Using Layers of Color set "Dotted Peonies" by Nina Brackett...
sponged the leaves and flower images with Ranger's Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick. Took a 4 x 5.25 piece of cranberry cardstock and added stick glue all over it, then laid down the sponged filter and folded the edges over the cardstock. Ran it through the Cuttlbug using the Victoria folder....really enjoying this technique!
cut out the flower and layered it three times and added pearl brad. Matted it onto scrap light green cardstock.
The base card is cranberry, sponged with white pigment around edges..then stamped with a "crackle" stamp using gold pigment ink. Ribbons are from stash...
There you go! I like working with these filters MUCH more than with tissue paper!
so my first post as a member of this fabulous Design Team is now done....now I can breath (-: