Monday, July 25, 2011

Creating with Scraps - Day 2

So, today I am going to share with you 4 of the cards I created, only using the scraps and few supplies I pulled together.  While initially, I had plans to take it camping with me, I did not create while camping but did so at home, but using the same supplies.  It was so much fun!!!

I've had that striped piece in my bin for a long time.  It had a little green flower on it but I took it off and reworked it here.  The sentiment was also in my scrap bin.  I was glad I had thrown in Giga Guide Lines since the large image on the card base matched the green image by the sentiment!

I think this little baby card turned out nice!  I had that moon and stars since the days when I was in a SU! card making class .. a long time ago!  And the mouse had been previously stamped but not colored in.  I did so with a few pencil crayons (a cheat as I had not brought those in the camping package).  The sentiment was also part of my scraps.  See the little strip of green dots, that is actually packaging from a Papertrey Ink stamp set!  I save everything and used saved packaging on a few cards. 

This focal patten was crated a while ago.  If I remember correctly, it was stamped onto shiny cardstock and then the green and yellow color (hard to see in this photo) was sponged onto the images.  The twine and button were in the stash (I was glad I had brought the container of buttons!) and the Simple Little Things stamp set (anniversary set from Papertrey Ink) came in very handy for sentiments. 

I'm not so sure I like the end result of this card but figured I'd post it anyway.  There was one other "cheat" on this card.  The turquoise rectangle had been outlined with a gold pen but I wainted it to match the silver shiny paper (that is under the flower and half circle - hard to tell in this photo) so I pulled out my silver marker and went over top the gold to make it silver.  Other than that, all of the other elements of this card were in my stash.  While it is hard to tell, the flower is actually stamped on acetate and cut out.  It is popped up on dimensionals (one of the most used items I had brought with me).  The effect in real life is very cool but is lost in the photo. 

Well, there are 4 of my scrap cards!  There will be 4 more tomorrow so stay tuned!



Susan Raihala said...

Aren't you a clever stamper!!!! Fab ways to use those scraps!

Linda Palmer said...

These are so cool! You never cease to amaze me. Great job.

Juanita said...

What great scrap cards.
I have decided to run through my scrap bin and see if that inspires some cards!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful cards and even more so since they are created using what most of us toss into the recycling bin! So inspiring; now if I could only stop buying new and start using what I have! Awesome cards and inspiration, Donelda!!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I so need to use up some of the many supplies in my scrap basket, too. Except I don't think I'd end up with such striking creations as these! :P