CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – Don’t throw it away! Transform this common toss-away into a beautiful, textured card.

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Cardboard box dividers

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Dividers torn into pieces and top layer of paper stripped off.

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Mix some acrylic paint into gesso.

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Paint onto prepared cardboard pieces.

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When gesso is dry, swipe over with a variety of colored inks.

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Assemble a selection of small images.

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Stamp the edges of your blank cards with backgrounds

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Layer the cardboard pieces and a variety of embellishments until you are happy with the composition.

Finished card. Heart was die cut on my Big Shot with a Sizzix Embosslit.

Finished card. Heart was die cut on my Big Shot with a Sizzix Embosslit.

Finished card. Note that edges of card have additional inking. Burlap heart was cut on my Big Shot with a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die.

Finished card. Note that edges of card have additional inking. Burlap heart was cut on my Big Shot with a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die.

These embellishments are not yet glued down, but I wanted to show it here and was impatient!

These embellishments are not yet glued down, but I wanted to show it here and was impatient!

Larger heart was fussy cut from a homemade template and inked around the edge.

Larger heart was fussy cut from a homemade template and inked around the edge.

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