Hello friends! I am so excited to be guest designing for the Blank Page Muse and welcome to my first
post for the March Challenge – Anything but cards. One of my friends recently said to me that it would be wonderful to have one of my cards standing on her desk instead of having to put them away in a treasure box. And so, I decided to make it happen!
I used the gorgeous Background Roses 4 x 5 Red Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray to make my little piece of art. I stamped the background on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Versafine ink and heat
embossed over it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Sparkle embossing powder. Next, I ink blended over it with Distress Oxides – Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Seedless Preserves. I applied some Rainbow Deco Foil over die cut words and adhered them to my panel. I trimmed the panel down to 3”X 4.35” and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock trimmed to 4.25”X 5.5” with fun foam. Next, I die cut a frame from white cardstock using Pinkfresh Studios dies and added to around the pink panel.
To make my panel stand, I trimmed a piece out of my Cheerios cereal box to the same size as my
finished black panel. I used cut to slanting lines and scored along the inner edge to fold it out like the
back of a photo frame. I adhered this stand to the back of my panel and called it done! You could add
some pattern paper or gift wrap paper over the cereal box card if you want to make it more fancy. But I liked the Kraft look and decided to leave it that way.
I think this is a great way to upcycle some cereal boxes and use your background stamps to make pretty décor pieces for your desk.
Thank you for stopping by and I would love to hear your thoughts on this. And if you have some cool ideas to share, please join us in this month’s challenge!
This is so wonderful, thanks so much for creating for us! Here are the social places to find more of Sandhya's gorgeous art!