Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everybody! Seth and I "celebrated" by riding the new subway line that just opened in our neighborhood. Previously, we would have to take a taxi to get to the nearest station - now we're just a ten minute walk away! I can't even begin tell you how good that feels. (We don't have a car here in China, so we rely solely on public transportation.)

I also decided to make a little "Earth Day" card. The green panel? Part of a paper bag from Starbucks. Perfect sentiment for an Earth Day card, no? When I cut it out of the bag, it looked a little too pristine, so I gave it some good crumples to really convey the "reuse" idea. Oh, and the chipboard circle is actually part of an old macaroni box. See, even old packaging can be made into something beautiful! The best part is that the Starbucks bag had lots of other pretty printed areas that I'm using for other cards - I'm definitely getting lots of use out of it!

Card Supplies
Stamp: Michaels $1 (circle sentiment), Hampton Art "Artsy Edges"; Ink: Ink It Up! pigment (green), Versamark, Palette (Vintage Cream); Cuttlebug / Circle Nestabilities, rhinestones, foam dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love your Earth Day card and great way to reuse packaging:) Very creative and pretty!