Tuesday 1 July 2014

Tuesday Talk

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Today's post

The theme at Less is More this week is to use something re-cycled. Not a problem when you're a hoarder like me and can't bear to throw things away.

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It can be anything, card, ribbon, paper, metal... anything that has been used before!
 So I had these two clothes labels from The White Stuff that were far too pretty to put in the bin and I knew, just knew, that I would be able to use them sometime.  Well it seems that time has come, just wish it happened for more of my overflowing stash!

I cut the patterned part of one label and used it to cover unwanted text on the second.  Then I wrapped the twine from one label round and trimmed and retied the twine from the other.  I found a small stamp that would fit the space and that part of my card was ready to go.

Then I had the idea to use some discarded bubble wrap to stamp a border - another way to re-cycle! I've heard about using bubble wrap but never tried it before.  Think it makes an interesting textured looking image and will probably use this technique again.

I die cut the white rectangle with the bubble wrap border, then went searching for some card to match the re-cycled labels. The best match was some paper which I cut to almost fit the base card. Finally all these elements were assembled and stuck in place. A bit of a back to front way to make this card.

Stamp: Clearly Besotted, sentiment from Pretty Petals
Ink: SU, old olive
Die: Lil'inker sticthed mats rectangles
Re-cycled:  White Stuff labels, bubble wrap
So pleased you dropped by today - Thank You!!


  1. Beautiful colour combo and great card Jane. Stef

  2. I'm so pleased were able to provide an outlet for your hoard of goodies Jane. This looks great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Snap Jane ... I bought a couple of items from the White Stuff shop recently and couldn't bare to chuck the tags out.
    I found them again the other day after already making my cards.
    Great card and thanks sharing
    Less is More

  4. I keep my White Stuff tags too, some of them even have little buttons - super card Jane!
    Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer


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