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When it comes to crafting, I love to take an existing idea or technique and merge it with my own new spin on it.
Crafting is somewhat like a wedding. We are married to what we love. We create an alliance with supplies, videos, magazines, and things we see in stores on display, giving us daily inspiration to make something similar. Our passion could be for sewing, painting, journaling, jewelry making, and so forth, and we could merge the works of all the above to create a wonderful masterpiece
So, I took something borrowed, like a brilliant tutorial I have seen on YouTube, with Arty maze, and create something new with what I have learned from it. In this instance I watched “*Junk In The Trunk* #20 Spring Tags…” and I saw how Arty took some playing cards and repurposed them. They were the perfect size that I needed to create three cards for a swap I am in with the Facebook group, “Junk Journal Buddies.”
I took three playing cards, sanded them down with a sanding block, added some white acrylic paint to them (since I had run out of gesso) and let them dry. Next, I added some Tim Holtz, Ranger, Distress oxide inks(Broken China, and Peeled Paint) I rubbed the inks onto my glass mat, spritzed it with water, and brushed the colors onto the cards.
I then found a piece of pink die cut floral paper and cut them into sections, painted them white, and glued them with some cheesecloth to the cards to form tuck spots.
Next, I took some scraps of papers and images, fussy cut them out and added them to the front and backs of the cards, including some tuck spots and sentiments.
It was a very fun project to make something new from something borrowed. I hope this brief process was helpful!
To see the complete assembly of the cards, check out my YouTube video on it. Happy crafting!
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