A backstory for my "used" item. Many online vendors, when packing and shipping orders, pack a little something extra with the order. Some send a free stamp or stencil; some send a packet of random die cuts; some send cards offering thanks and a discount on future purchases.
One of the latter, a "thanks for buying from us" card from Honey Bee Stamps, has been suctioning as a shim in my Big Shot when I am cutting complex dies. As I sat down to craft yesterday, this card, a black-and-white floral design on an A2-sized glossy card, was on my desk, calling out to be colored!
Now this has been used --- so well-used, in fact, that it curled slightly and had compacted significantly from it's original thickness. You can see the wear-and-tear in the message portion of the card if you look closely. It was no longer functioning as efficiently as a shim and was due to be discarded. What better "used" item that this to be recycled!
So I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Markers and painted the flowers, added two narrow strips of metallic tape, and attached it to a color-co-ordinated card base to complete this challenge:
- Recycled item: Hone Bee Stamps "enclosure" form a recent order
- Inks: Zig Clean Color Markers "Pink Haze" (201), "Pink Flamingo" (222), "Peach Pink", "Yellow", and "Black" (010); Sanford Uniball Gel Pen "gold"
- Papers: Die Cut With a View Card Stack "Classics"
- Embellishments: metallic mylar tape in "gold"
- Adhesives: SorTape 1/8"