Sunday, August 23, 2015

Operation: Use Some Scraps

I know that you have a stack of pieces of paper that you always think "It is too big to throw out, I will hang onto it" but then every time you start a new projects, out comes a shiny new piece of paper. I have challenged myself to use up some of those scraps because it is almost time to start on holiday cards, and I still am moving around scraps from last years creations! So today I am featuring cards based on scraps.

As you can imagine, many of the pieces on my desk are Close to My Heart, so I wanted to keep showing off the products. My cards feature the July Stamp of the Month (no longer available unfortunately, but I love it!!), some pieces of Hopscotch (a retired paper pack), and some Lollydoodle (from the first Expressions Catalog). As you can see, things on my desk are a hot mess but I guess the mess is part of my process... at least that is what I keep telling dear hubby!!

I saw a similar fold in a magazine, and loved the idea of using some scraps behind the folds to add some interest and to showcase both sides of our awesome papers. The cardstock is glacier, and I actually had some on my desk ready to go. I used some flamingo dots, shimmer trim and some pixie thick twine, then used 3d tape and some glossy accents to really make the ice cream cones shine. I pulled out the water colour pencils for the ice cream accents too, so blending pen fun!

Even with all this, I still think that my sentiment is my favorite part of this card. I used some sponges to make it rainbow, and huffed my breath on our inks to make them nice and juicy for stamping

1 comment:

Sandra Caldwell said...

Lovely cards...and fun party stuff ! Great job !!