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Christmas Recycling with Marie Bingaman

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Hello, and welcome back to the August 2020 edition of Create and Inkspire! I’m back with all of you again this month to share another Christmas card. I know, I know, we all just went through Christmas in July, but I still need more cards! For this month, I chose to do some tissue box recycling. Won’t you join me?



First, I cut apart my tissue box for the usable pieces. For this card, I wanted to use the top of the box, since I know my Spellbinders Classic Ovals cover that opening nicely. Second, I carefully removed the plastic piece.


Next, I inked up the largest Spellbinders Scalloped Oval, just around the edges, to use as a mat behind the image panel. While I had the ink out, I also grabbed a scrap of white card stock and inked it up to use as borders for my tissue box “patterned paper.” They were set aside to dry.



Here, I wanted to share what the screen looks like when I am designing my cards. I find this very helpful, so I don’t have as much waste. Wasted time, wasted paper, etc



In the first picture, I am adding some shading to the Speckled Egg stripes of the scarf.

In the picture to the right, I had just added shading with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.


All colored up!I used a combination of Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick Oxide inks to get the red shade I wanted. You’ll notice in later pictures that he is a bit darker in certain areas, as I decided he needed more shading.




This picture shows the colored card stock strips added to the top and bottom edges of the panel. My apologies for the reflection of my MagLite! As a final touch, I am adding white gel pen details to the image to bring him to life. He’s now ready for his close-up!



Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will take a closer look at the tissue boxes next time you go shopping!



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