Friday, April 12, 2013

Another Recycled Rubber Card For Earth Day

I had no idea I would get the response I did from the PALS April Blog Hop. The Earth Day theme urged us to "create cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or recycled or reused elements."

I chose to upcycle the unused rubber that came with the clear mount stamp sets and cut an image with my Big Shot to make a new stamp. Thank you for your kind responses and comments! I actually made two cards for the blog hop but decided on one:


Today I am showing you the other card I made using the recycled rubber and Big Shot die.

I found a perfect size piece of rubber to cut out and put on  my Big Shot die.

The die is Blossom Party Originals, the same die I used for my original Earth Day post. I also used it for the flower on my card (see below).

I used this shape to coordinate with my favorite Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street from Sale-a-bration. Because you can no longer order this paper (boo hoo!), I thought I should try and use it up to make room for the NEW items coming out in the NEW catalog!

I stamped the image over and over using Tangerine Tango ink. It was difficult lining them up perfectly, but I thought it added to the "handmade" look.

I paired my new Tangerine Tango paper with the Sycamore Street DSP, ribbon, and button. The flower is also from the Blossom Party Originals die.

I hope you get the opportunity to try making your own upcycled rubber stamp. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  1. So clever!! Love it :)

  2. brilliant. really opens the door for so many possibilities.

  3. Beautiful card! I will definitely start looking at my excess stamp pads differently from now on.

  4. I love how you made your very own DSP with your very own rubber stamp...wonderful!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose!