Almost Trashed

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This was one of those projects that was close to going in the trash. HUH? Me throw something away?? Well, I thought about throwing it away but then there was an A-HA moment.

My friend Judy and I spent an afternoon making Faux Designer Paper, a fabulous technique I learned over at the Technique Junkies group. I was trying to make a very special card for a another very special stamping friend, but I just wasn't loving how it turned out (and I usually really love the technique) so I thought I'd toss it and start over. Judy suggested to me to try stamping a big huge stamp right on top of it and let the Faux Designer Paper peek through a little bit. So I inked up an old Close To My Heart favorite image of mine in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and overstamped it. , I loved it and thought my other friend might love it too (another stamper really can appreciate what one can go through in the creating process, right?).

I didn't want to do a lot of embellishing, because this image is pretty powerful on its' own, so I opted to add just a few little Dew Drops along two edges. It still needed a little something else, so I found the paper tile in my stash that looks like a little painting. That darling friend of mine, Judy, gave me a package of these tiles and I've had so much fun with them. Thanks, Judy! I think it added the perfect touch to my almost trashed project. So would this be considered Trash To Treaure?? :)

Thanks for stopping by!



D Sparks said...

This is gorgeous.

Judi Markel said...

Beautiful, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

Love the way this came out! Gorgeous colors - love that final stamp. Absolutely (almost) trash to treasure!

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous, Hard to beleive that it could have ever been considered almost trash!
Thanks for sharing.

lilscrappers said...

lol, I've been reusing those for metal for a while. But I've never seen gold, just the silver! Love it!