Saturday, November 22, 2014

blast from the past...

Last weekend a few of the Ladies I was stamping with noticed the gold liner I was using on my cards, they all loved it and wanted to know where I got it, here is and example of one of them:

It is a nice shinny bright gold


The answer to that question was really simple, it is wrapping paper!  I buy a few rolls and cut it up every year right after Christmas.  It is a wonderful quality paper from Barnes and Nobel!


Before I could answer the question I had to ask them how long they had been stamping, the aanswerfrom my friend Crystal and Donna, under 10 years, but from Laurie: 30 years.  So I knew she would remember in the days long ago, you really, really had to work to find beautiful papers for card making.  The things we have now for very cheap prices didn't exist!

So when I told them it was wrapping paper, I think they were surprised!

I have a little system for this, I thought I'd share it with you!

First I cut the paper in 7" segments  


Then I carefully cut them down the middle


this is what I get:
80 sheets!

I will flatten it with my hi tech equipment:


and as a bonus a two rolls of  faux washi tape !  All you need is a little glue stick!
I like Uhu - it is the only glue stick that has ever stuck for me!



So for about 5.00 I have 80 sheets of a really nice textured/ foil paper and two rolls of 'Washi'!

Here is a card made with the paper
image and black liner, foil paper



looking for the best look:  Needs a bit more drama to frame 


finished card!
The hello actually looks really nice on the card, the ink is not splotching!


I hope you try this blast from the past technique!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a great weekend!!
Ginny M 








5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips. Can use all I get :) Hugs

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  2. Hi sis will look for some here all foil here have some writing on it. :( but one lot thought would not matter as not large writing and well spaced. Love the method of cutting. ..oh and the bird card too. Shaz.xx

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  3. Hi sis will look for some here all foil here have some writing on it. :( but one lot thought would not matter as not large writing and well spaced. Love the method of cutting. ..oh and the bird card too. Shaz.xx

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  4. NEVER thought of that one! What an AWESOME idea. Thanks Ginny :-)
    Sherry Heier

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  5. Thanks Ginny...will have to look for some good thick paper!!!!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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