I ended up in my craft room riffling through many of my supplies to try and
1) tidy them up a bit
2) purge (donate) anything that I know I will not be using.
This led to finding a large list of items that have rarely been used, or in some cases (too many that I'd like to admit to) that have never been used (sometimes still in their package).
So I decided to challenged myself to try and use several of these supplies in my next projects.
As I have mentioned before, I do not throw out any pretty patterned tissue boxes. Instead I use them in my paper crafting (cards (I like making gift sets of 5-8 cards), bookmarks, gift boxes etc.).
While organizing my many, many boxes (I cut them down and place them in clear bags, then sort them by colour) a couple of the designs popped out at me and begged to be used.
Surprisingly the first one, or technically two, is a set in cool blue hues. Normally I find warm tones much more appealing but the cool weather must have influences my choice of colours this time around.
I made more than twenty cards using most of the material from two tissue boxes. The first ten were along the lines of the designs I have previously shared of other tissue box cards. The last few are a little different as these are the ones using some long ignored materials.
They turned out rather nice so I thought I'd share them.
First up is my favourite of the lot. I went a little crazy and stamped and embossed over parts of the flower image. I also embossed the edges of the printed card:
Full supply list:
Ink: Colorbox (black), Versamark
Embossing powder: white and silver
Stamps: Small Script - SU, Flourishes - Autumn Leaves (on white card), Nature's Flora - Flourishes - Fiskars, Wonderfully Worn - SU
Punch: Word Window - SU
Misc: 1/4" rhinestone, 5/8" navy organza ribbon
The second card uses the same flower image but in a much simpler way. I used my silver Smooches for the first time to accent the petals. I also used some glitter glue. The embossed metal was a "test piece" that I had left over from a previous project:
Full supply list:
Ink: Night of Navy - SU, Black - Colorbox
Stamp: Tiny Tags - SU
Embossing folder: Regal Flourishes - Sizzix - Tim Holtz
Punch: Jewlery Tag - SU
Misc: aluminum foil tape, 1/4" rhinestone, 5/8" teal organza ribbon, foam squares to "pop" the printed layer, Silver Smooches, Silver Sparkles - PSX
And the last one for today is very geometric in design. The white circles are actually left over punch outs I had in a little container.
Ink: Night of Navy - SU, Black - Colorbox and the teal is Colorbox from a rainbow pallet
Punches: 1" cirlce - PB, 1 3/8" circle - SU, 2" circle - PB, 7/8" scallop circle - SU
Stamp: A Round Array - SU
Misc: 4 x 1/4" rhinestones, 5/8" navy organza ribbon, foam squares.