Learn how to create texture while using packing paper. #cardmaking #crafttutorial
There are many materials around you that can be used for crafting. I recently bought a glass item that came wrapped in brown packing paper. Before throwing it away, I thought I could use it for crafting. I used a stamp pad to enhance the wrinkles for a textural background.
After inking the paper, I coordinated cardstock, a colored envelope, and a sentiment I had in my stash that was made with washi tape.
If you would like to learn how to make the washi tape words, that tutorial can be found here: [washi words]
Here is a close-up of the finished card. The little gold embellishments are diamond dotz.
Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, C – Cricut, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Don’t throw away your waste paper before trying this inked wrinkle technique.
The other day I was working on a sublimation project and I was discarding my protective paper. I hated the idea of throwing away paper and came up with this idea for its use. Using the scrap paper, I Inked it to make an interesting texture. I happened to use Protective Paper from Artesprix. It has a vellum or parchment paper look to it.
The links provided are for your use and may contain affiliate links. They cost nothing for you to use. Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.
The idea here is to use waste paper. The protective paper I had couldn’t be used again for sublimation because it had some ghosting of the sublimation ink on it which might transfer if used again. I started with a black ink pad and then continued with different colors of ink.
This is the inked wrinkles after I added a few different colors of ink. After finding this successful, I did it again with sublimation ink pads and I will have a tutorial on that outcome posted soon.
I ended up making a card with the wrinkled paper. I think it could be used in a variety of different ways. No more wasted paper for me. I will be keeping a stash of these wrinkled ink papers for crafting. Did you find this useful? Let me know in the comments.
With the temperature outside reaching close to 100 degrees, it is really hard to be creative with a Christmas theme. But, for Christmas in July, a blog hop with the Creative Crafters, I made a recycled Christmas Ornament. The ornament is made from pull tabs from soda cans.
Hot glue gun
I have to apologize, I was so busy trying to figure this out, I didn’t take photos. I will try to walk you through the steps with my words.
To begin, I drew a circle on a scrap piece of paper. Then I laid out the soda tabs around the circle (as pictured above).
Using hot glue, I glued the second layer of soda tabs onto the original circle. This time I staggered their placement.
Next, I threaded an embroidery needle with a green cord. I sewed it in and out around the soda tabs.
In the second round of sewing, I added a bead. Then I joined the cord and made a loop for hanging.
The hot glue doesn’t fully hold the soda tabs long-term. This is why I added the cord.
Having finished, I would have liked to have red beads in the right size for this project. I would also like to add some ribbon or a floral pik, center top.
Check out the other projects made for this Christmas in July blog hop. After the 17th, feel free to add your own Christmas in July project to the hop. The link-up will be open until the 22nd.