Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trash to Treasure

How many of you take the sticker paper off the back of a self-stick chipboard embellishment and toss it in the trash? I know I used to, but not very often anymore, especially when the piece is so classic! This stalk of leaves has to be one of my favorites, and check out the way I used the sticker paper to make my own pp.


When I peeled off the sticker paper, I set the chipboard shape to the side (and upside down) then used a sponge with my black and brown ink pads to make some “shadows” of the branch on crème paper. I carefully edged that crème paper with the black ink, without giving it that ‘inked’ look, and mounted it on the speckled rust cs. I quickly stamped the sentiment (from SP!) with the same black, on crème and matted it on black. Tied a sprig of crème chiffon ribbon on the chipboard and stuck it on!

Head on over to CropStop to check out what else is being created!


kramer_buffy said...

I love doing that... and so funny that the last time I did it was with the same chipboard you did here... LOL!!!

-- dalis

Anonymous said...

Stunning effect! Another great tip from the Crop Stop crew!