Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Recycling Mojo



To everyone making "green" choices and reducing your footprint -- this card is for you! I printed the green recycling logo onto a ruled Basic Grey Basics pattern, then stamped the sentiment, from Verve's American Hero (currently 40% off as a June Stamp of the Month selection), on top.The little ribbon tails are a 5/8" lightweight ivory twill.



For the vertical strips, I tore up a page from an old architecture paperback. The horizontal strip is made up of some burlap, a narrow strip of corrugated cardboard, household string, and a scallop border that I die-cut with My Favorite Things' Open Scallop Border Die-namics die.

The layout is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (#194). It's a contest week, which means there are lots of Verve prizes available to challenge participants -- good luck! (Click the link for all the contest details.)

This is a different style of card for me -- thanks for looking!

Happy Tuesday!





Stamps: American Hero (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, text paper from recycled book, Basic Grey Basics White dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Versamagic Wheat chalk ink
Accessories: Spellbinders classic circle Nestabilities, 5/8" lightweight natural twill, MFT Open Scallop Border Die-namics, burlap, recycled cardboard box, household string, foam adhesive
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

16 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I totally love how you used that sentiment for recycling, so clever!!

Berdien said...

Wow, beautiful card !!!!
Best regards Berdien

Betty Wright said...

This looks terrific, Amy! Love the textures, distressing, and what looks like some recycled elements! Awesome "go green" card!

Michele K. said...

I love everything about this card, Amy! The sentiment is darling and I love the use of cardboard and recycling magazines. Going green does not have to be boring and you just proved that! :)

Kelli said...

Very nice!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Awesome card Amy!

Marisa said...

Love the newsprint in the BG and how you used the sketch.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Only you could recycle with such style.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Only you could recycle with such style.

samara Rachel Navi said...

Brilliant Amy adding the paper...makes me think of the awful news paper...your saying is JUST what is needed in front of the newsprint. Just brilliant...simply brilliant!

Luanne said...

Love your "Green card"! Super unique!

terri d. said...

You are such a genius Amy! This idea is so clever and it looks awesome! I like the way you used the little cross stitches to tack the strips down and how the green recycling logo ties everything together.

Shore Girl said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch!

Marlena M. said...

This is wonderful! Great idea. ;)

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful~ I love your design!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so cool, Amy! LOVE the concept and you executed it beautifully! Those little cross-stitches on the ripped text panels are the perfect touch.

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