Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Upcycling by Embossing Embellishments

If there's one thing you can do with embossing powder, it's upcycling. Upcycling is the new word for recycling, but instead of just reusing something to recycle it, upcycling is making it even better. Yes, there's a more technical explanation, but you get the idea.

I used Ultra High Gold and Sierra Sunrise on this card. With an "upcycled" approach, I gave new life to some punches and layered several solid papers on top of a print.



Then I used Ultra High Gold on my sentiment written with an embossing pen (heart) and also an upcycled heart charm. Sierra Sunrise graces the key with a touch of shine. Simple, yet elegant.

No longer do you need to think "recycled" as in old cans, but cut up those cans and "upcycle" with embossing powders! Chipboard charms, old charms from charm bracelets, use clear or iridescent glitter powders on old postage stamps to make charms or embellishments, re-do a frame, decorate some canvas shoes...whatever you can think of. Let us know how your projects turn out!

~ Julia

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