Saturday, June 15, 2013

Making Cards from Scraps

I am a little embarrassed to admit that there are times when I fail to clean off my scrap table dining-room table in between projects. Sometimes, this leads to a bigger mess to clean up. Other times it leads to inspiration. Today's card is an example of the latter.

After using this die to cut the Polaroid frames for the layout I showed in the last post, I was left with a lot of scraps. One of the negatives fell on top of a stamp set I had out and ... Voila! Here's the card :

To make the focal point image, I adhered four pieces of identical patterned paper scraps, one on top of the other. This adds dimension to the piece, much like chipboard. I then stamped the sentiment onto a square piece of kraft cardstock and used it to back the frame. After adhering the sentiment to the center of the card, I added some wood veneer chevrons with a dab of Glossy Accents.  Here's a closer look:

The card is a little more clean and simple than my usual style but I wanted to showcase the wood-grain paper. So, do you clean up after each project or only when there's no more room to create?

Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp (wood grain); Bazzill (kraft);
Pattern Paper: Studio Calico Penn Station kit;
Stamps: Hero Arts;
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Black Signo pen;
Embellishments: Studio Calico Wood Veneer.


Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful Card!

Manda Moore said...

Love the clean and simple look and I think the woodgrain cardstock adds great texture. Awesome card.

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't it funny how it just happened to drop down there and insist on being used with this stamp? I wish it could always be that easy! Love that woodgrain paper! I try to clean up after each card, but it doesn't always happen. Even when I do, each time there's a little more and a little more left out until one day I just have to stop and do a thorough clean up.