Thursday, April 22, 2010

2S4Y - Laura's Sketch #50

In honor of Earth Day, I decided to attempt to create a card using repurposed materials and the most recent sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You! This time around the challenge is sponsored by DeNami Design, and there's a super fabulous prize up for grabs!!! You should DEFINITELY play along!!! Click HERE for the challenge details.

Here's the sketch (Laura's Sketch #50):


And here's my creation:


If you've ever ordered anything from Papertrey Ink (PTI), then you know all about the pretty packaging that the stamp sets come in. Well, last month when I received my order, I just couldn't throw that packaging in my recycling bin. I kept telling myself...there MUST be SOMETHING I can do with that stuff! Hmmmm...fast forward to last night.

I punched circles and cut strips of polka dotty goodness from the cardstock labels that were wrapped around the PTI stamp sets. The scallop is created from these circles as are the bicycle wheels and the circle next to the sentiment. The flag under the sentiment is from one of the polka dot strips.

I cut the border from the thank you postcard that accompanied my order and used it to create the accordian-folded strip at the bottom. Then, I stamped the bicycle image (from "Everyday Button Bits" by PTI) onto the back side of the center portion of the thank you postcard and colored it with my Copic Sketch Markers. I traced a label template around the bicycle, cut it out, and then added my own doodle lines using a black fine tip marker and a green Copic Sketch Marker.

I stamped the sentiment ("Everyday Button Bits" by PTI) onto a scrap of kraft cardstock (PTI) and adhered it to the polka dot flag with some of the leftover edges from my pop dots sheet. Finally, I added the 1/4" border with a black fine tip marker & ruler.  

What do you think?

11 comments:

~kelly marie~ said...

This card is so fun! What a great idea to re purpose the packaging!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Way to go, Lisa! I'm so impressed with all the recycling you were able to do on this card! I have a TON of those stamp set boxes just sitting on a table....if you lived closer I would give them to you. :)

Laura Davis said...

What a great card!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Kathy Martin said...

Fun card! Love the patterned paper wheels! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

super cute! lovin' the bicycle!

Rose said...

So cute! Love those wheels!!! Such a fun card :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!! Hey...I might go to that Rocky Mtn. Stamping Convention on May 8 or so.....it'll be super fun!!! Hope you are well....

-t

Lucille said...

Hi - I like this card, the simplicity of it is perfect for the sketch.

I too live in Colorado, Sedalia. There are quite a few of us in Colorado and I think we should all meet, any ideas?

Lucille Kearin
Sedalia, CO
lucille150@msn.com
http://whitepoints.blogspot.com

Heather P. said...

This is sooooo cute! Thank you so much for playing along w/us this week @2S4Y! :)

Heather Gates said...

way to use recycled items. i enjoyed using this sketch too.

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, Lisa! So Awesome! You are sooo clever to re-use the packaging like that! And your card came out so cute!