The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamps is "Anything Goes", so here goes anything.
I have started collecting cardboard that used to end up in the recycling bin. I guess I am upcycling items around the house. The collection began as I was about to throw out a frozen pizza box. The box was clean and the cardboard was the perfect thickness to be sturdy but yet embossable.
Pair the saved cardboard with a little tin foil and you have a fantastic metallic look to work with.
I started by cutting the cardboard to the size that I needed and then ran it through my Xyron machine. I placed the sticky side of the cardboard to the non-shiny side of a large piece of tin foil. I trimmed the tin foil, leaving enough to wrap the edges of the cardboard and taped it to the back.
I ran the metallic paper through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I completed the look using the Tim Holtz Industrial Technique that I learned in his Creative Chemistry 102 online class.
I love how it all turned out and I doubt I will ever buy metallic paper again. However, my stash of cut out cardboard boxes has increased significantly.
Thank you for visiting and hope you will stop by again.
Till next time, happy paper crafting.
Supplies used from my inventory:
- Tim Holtz - black soot distress paint
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Kelly's outline stickers
- Recollection cardstock
- Sookwang Creative tape
- Peel-off's magic tape
- Glitter Ritz - cool highlight
- Copics - 0, 100, R89, B91, C5, E77, W5
- Stampin'up ink - sahara sand
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Road Trip CMS128
- Big Shot
- Scotch Advance tape glider