Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Page Protector And Corrugated Cardboard Card

Hi everyone hope all is going well with you. Another week and another Mojo Monday Sketch. Also I saw on a blog that Simon Says Monday Challenge is no ordinary paper so I decided to combine the two challenges and make a card. The Mojo Monday Sketch this week is making a tall and skinny card using the sketch. I think I'm a liking making tall and skinny cardss. Here is this week's sketch.
I decided to substitute the circle with a butterfly. Otherwise I tried to stick fairly close to the sketch. I had so much fun making this card. As well as playing and experimenting seeing what things work and what don't. Here again this sketch is a great way to use up those scraps.

Drum roll please! Here is my card and I love how it turned out using plastic, corrugated cardboard and paint samples.

I started out by making my card base using a scrap of page protector. Then I was going to use a paint chip for the background but realized that the back was going to show inside. Opps! So if you are going to make a card base out of plastic keep that in mind. I ended up using for the background a leftover scrap from my Brusho Color Crystal and Perfect Pearls Mist experiment. It is amazing how both sides of the paper look different.

(Inside the card. I may add embellishments when I get ready to finish the inside.)

My blue panel on the card is believe it or not a paint chip from Glidden. Glidden makes good size paint chips which are great to use in crafting. I do find that if I cut the paint chip down that I need to ink the edges.

Playing with corrugated cardboard was loads of fun. Who knew you could mix metallic paints with window cleaner and use in an air brush or mister bottle. Just make sure you clean either the parts of the mister bottle or the parts of your air brush good immediately. After the paint was dry I used a stencil with aqua gelato and misted with left over diy Brusho color mist to soften the stenciling. The corrugated cardboard did separate from the backing but now I have striped paper for another project. ;-)

My sentiment was stamped with Stazon ink on a scrap of my oil pastel/orange cleaner paper. I'm a saver of narrow pieces when I cut a piece down because you never know when they may come in handy. ;-)

I bought Glitter Deco Fabric markers to use with my airbrush but have not been happy with them. After I discovered that Brusho Color Crystals was not going to work with this particular stamp I decided to see if the marker would work with the stamp. I wish you could see the glitter on the butterfly. The butterfly is stamped on another paint  chip.

I thought the cardboard looked naked so added some flower beads I've been hoarding. I also got out my Xyron Creative Station to use for adhering the background to the plastic. I quit using it because I thought the cartridges were too expensive but after finishing off another tape cartridge in my tape runner I'm starting to rethink things.

What no ordinary paper have you used in your projects? Have you tried making your own color mists? If so what did you use to make your color mists? If you haven't made your own color mists what brand of color mists do you find yourself using?

Since the cleaning fairy has been partying and from the looks of things the partying has been happening while I've been away I need to spend some time cleaning. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. So pretty! Love that corrugated cardboard background. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  2. Well, isn't this cardboard looking professional. It looks metallic. Professional work once again. The sprays I used are Dylusions and nope, I don't make my own. Tried once and made a mess.

  3. Fantastic use of the cardboard and the shimmery colors! Lovely card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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