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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Reuse, Recycle #2 - Cardboard Packaging

Hello Crafters

Today I'm sharing number two in my Reuse and Recycle series.  I have had this piece of packaging kicking around in my stash for some time knowing that one day it would come in handy and I was inspired to use by Francoise Read from Woodward Stamps.

Shopping List:
Card blank
Scrap packaging
White Gesso
Structure Paste
Chunky White Embossing Enamel
Perfect Medium Stamp Pad
Broken China, Faded Jeans and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides
Woodware Stamps
Kraft Card
Versamark Stamp Pad
Wow Opaque Bright White Embosing Powder
Paper Shapers Deer Punch
Seam binding ribbon
Heat Tool
Palette Knife
Spray bottle of water
3D foam tape
Glue Gun

Here is a step by step;

Tear some of the front layer off the card to reveal the corrugated ribbing underneath.  Paint with a thin to medium layer of white Gesso paint.  Once dry colour with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides using Cut N Dry, dry with a heat tool.  
Stamp on to it with some of the smaller stamps from Woodware Sparkly Trees set using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and dry with a heat tool.

Add Structure Paste using a palette knife and leave to dry.  Touch the edges of the card with Perfect Medium Stamp Pad and add Chunky White Embossing Enamel, heat from underneath to melt the enamel.  

Stamp the Sparkly Trees on to Kraft card using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide, add Chunky White Embossing Enamel and then heat set from underneath.  This not only drys the Distress Oxide but also melts the enamel.  Roughly cut them out.

Stamp the Happy Christmas sentiment onto Kraft card using Versamark ink and Wow White Embossing Powder, and tear around them. 

Punch out a deer from kraft card using the Paper Shapers Deer Punch, gently touch Perfect Medium Stamp Pad to it and add Chunky White Embossing Enamel, and again heat from underneath.

Wrap string around the card.  Dye a piece of seam binding in a plastic tub using broken china, Faded Jeans and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides spritzed with water.  Once completely coloured dry gently with a heat tool and tie into a bow.  Touch your card blank to the leftover distress oxide to mop up, reactive it with water if necessary. 

Attach the packaging to the card base using 3D foam tape and add all the elements to the front of the cardboard packaging using a hot glue gun.  Safety tip, adding hot glue to the back of the elements may reactive the enamel which will be hot so take care of your fingers! 

Keep on Crafting.

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  1. WOW this is lovely x Never belive its past life x Well done x

    1. Thank you. I like the texture it adds.

  2. Brilliant recycling and fabulous texture-great step by step too
    Carol x