This months challenge at The stamp mans atcs is recycled - perfect for after Christmas packaging I thought! First off i have some off cuts of mountboard from a picture framers - you can tell they are from cutting out the pictures mounts as they are all exactly the same size! My next bit of recycling is the gold card - this was from the inside of a cracker box - you know the bit where the crackers all lay together? so that was squirrelled away quickly! the third bit is the ribbon. I got a lovely new cardigan for Christmas with annoyingly long ribbon bits inside which were quickly snipped off to use here!
So the first 2 atcs I have gone for an Eygptian look using gold embossing powder in 5 layers to make a perfect surface to stamp into. I used some mica powder to highlight the impression and on the 2nd atc a few black nailheads.
For the third atc I have used Tim Holtz stamps in exactly the same way - I think this one is my favourite although the same materials have been used on all 3!
Here they are all together.
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