So, where did I get the inspiration for my card? Well, I simply looked no further then an item that is occasionally sitting on my desk while I create...a can of Diet Dr. Pepper! I cut open the can, punched a few shapes then ran them through the Big Shot ...and there you have it, recycled "embellishments"! I figure that this card makes one less can in my recycle bin this week and THAT is pretty cool!
Also, the twine accent was recycled from a bakery box that contained some yummy treats from a brunch I attended earlier in the week. Anything can be re-purposed, if you just give it the chance!
After cracking open that can, I punched out six 1-1/4" circles and one Scalloped Oval. I embossed them with both the Vintage Wallpaper and Square Lattice Embossing folders. Embossing aluminum is super-easy and the results are awesome! The edges CAN be a wee bit sharp, though...nothing dangerous, though. Not to worry!
I added the same, coordinating embossing on the layers of the card. I used Blueberry Crisp DSP and lightly sanded it to give a "distressed" look.
Finally, here is the decorated inside. I originally intended the front to have 8 circles...but short of making this one an 8x10 card, I had to scale back a bit. I just used my "surplus" for the inside:
Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment to say hello before you go. I really hope you have an awesome day today and I also hope you will share YOUR creation with us at The Paper Players, this week! We would LOVE to see what you come up with to RECYCLE on your project! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess set)
Paper: Blueberry Crisp DSP, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Pacific Point and Old Olive (sponging) Classic ink
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, 1-1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Corner Rounder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Color Coach, sponging with Old Olive Classic ink, Modern Label pnch and 2" x 1-3/8" XL Oval punch.
Non-SU! Accessories: Diet Dr. Pepper Can, purple jewels and twine from a bakery box