You are in our US store • Switch to Europe store

Yvonne van de Grijp

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Yvonne here. Do you like to recycle things when creating? Then this is a great project for you. Before throwing your used refill in the recycling bin, take a look at the parts. Did you know you can use them? For today’s card, I used the rolling gear of an old E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips Refill cartridge as a centerpiece for my recycle card.  Let me show you how.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making the Card Base

On a white card base, adhere a slightly smaller die-cut panel (which I altered with brown ink and an ink blending tool) using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Then die-cut another card panel from patterned cardstock, ink the edges and adhere to the card base using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Alter and Prep the Gear

Time to recycle! As you can see on the photo below, I took apart the gear from a used E-Z Runner®  Grand Permanent Strips Refill.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Use a sanding block to make the back of the gear flat.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Continue to sand the entire gear slightly to give the paint to hold better. Dab a thick layer of gesso onto the gear using a brush.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For extra texture, you can sprinkle glass glitter over the wet paint. Then dab a little more paint over the gear to get a nice structure.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Embellishing the Card

When the gear is completely dry, adhere it to the card front using Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Embellish the gear with mulberry flowers, leaves, and stamens. To adhere, use the Dual Tip Glue Pen, and let it dry. Add some glue spots with the Dual Tip Glue Pen. Sprinkle some holographic glitter over the spots to add nice sparkling accents to the gear.

Finally, adhere a satin bow to the card using Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4in, and done! I love how the Recycle Gear Card turned out.

Wishing you happy crafting!

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

 

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Creative Time: 40 minutes (without drying time)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner®  Grand Permanent Strips Refill
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix

HomeHobby™ by 3L:
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4in

Other
Craft Dies and Die-Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (6×6 Matting Basics B Card Creator, Vintage Stitched Squares, and Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine; White and Patterned Cardstock; Brown Inkpad and Ink Blending Tool; Holographic and Glass Glitter; Gesso or White Chalk Paint; Sanding Block; Mulberry Flowers; Leaves; Stamens; Satin Bow; Self-Adhesive Pearls; Paint Brush

Pin It!

Recycled Gear Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pinterest

We appreciate your comments