August 19, 2010

Paper made from Newspaper Print

Who would ever have thought that newspaper could look so pretty.  This card was made using newspaper.  I took newspaper and glued it thoroughly to a plain piece of white card stock.  After it dried I rubbed my Tim Holtz Distressed ink, "worn lipstick" all over it directly from the ink pad.  I put the piece of prepared card stock on my Cricut cutting mat with the newspaper side down.  This way the blade did not grab the newspaper and rip it while it was cutting.  I cut out the flower 5 times each at slightly smaller size each time.  I then rubbed each flower again with the ink and sprinkle clear sparklie embossing powder on them while they were wet.  I heated them up with my heat tool to set the embossing powder.  I rolled each petal under slightly with the handle end of a paint brush to curl them under.  As I was assembling them, I started with the largest one and set it on a foam pad (like a mouse pad) and pressed hard into the center with the end of a pencil, the eraser end to cause a crevice in the center, added a drop of glue and continued that way with each flower/petal.  After they were all glued together I place a skittle in the center.

I cut another piece of the newspaper card stock and used it for the base of my card.  The saying are stamped and embossed. 

I think it made a very nice sympathy card, but there is so much you can do just using your old newspapers.


mforquer said...

This is just gorgeous - another great idea!

Peggy said...

Donna, you are amazing. Who would have thought? This card is gorgeous. I love it.

Carrie K said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous!!

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