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Stampin' Up! Forever Fern - Recycled Wrapping Paper Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; all week this week I am sharing projects using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and matching dies. Today's project came about because I received a present at a demonstrator event this past weekend and this was the gift wrap that was on it. I loved the paper so much that I wanted to share how to use your recycled gift wrap to create a card.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks:

To start off making a card with recycled gift wrapping paper, simply cut it a little bigger than what you are wanting it to be. I then took the gift wrapping and since it was crinkled up anyway I added even more texture to it by crinkling it up even more. I then attached it to a scrap of cardstock with a strong adhesive. I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue but the Adhesive Sheets would work great as well. After I had the gift wrapped cardstock ready to go I cut it down to the size I wanted and embossed it with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Next you want to add even more texture to the card front by adding some ink with a Blending Brush. I used Soft Suede Ink to brush over the texture on the embossed and crinkled layer to enhance all the embossing and crinkles of the wrapping paper. I then added the wrapping paper piece to a couple mat layers created from some of the Kraft Paper and some Real Red Cardstock. I wanted a little more texture and color to the card front so I flicked on some ink using my Real Red Stampin' Blends, Basic Black Stampin' Blends and my Soft Suede Stampin' Blends before adding the card front to the card base. The card base was cut from a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I added the same layering pieces to the inside of the card as well. Next I added a fern die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies cut from some Real Red Cardstock. I stamped one of the floral images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink and one in Soft Suede Ink on scraps of the Kraft Paper. I used the coordinating dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies to cut them both out. I stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black Ink also onto some of the Kraft Paper and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies as well as a layering circle from Basic Black Cardstock.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I layered the sentiment circle onto the Basic Black Cardstock circle and added it to the card front with some Stampin' Dimensionals. You are then going to layer your floral images behind the circles with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a couple Stampin' Dimensionals. I tucked a loose bow made from some Linen Thread under the sentiment (attached with a Mini Glue Dot) for even more texture. To finish off the card I added a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels sprinkled around the card.

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