Friday, July 29, 2011

Creating with Scraps - Day 6

Here is the next installment of the cards I created using my scraps and a few other items and tools I packed up to take camping. 

A while back I purchased a package of Stampbord becuase they looked like a lot of fun.  And they are ... I just find that they are heavy on cards.  I think they are better suited for alterable items like boxes, etc.  After the purchase, I created this scene on one of the 2" blocks.  It was stamped and colored using a paint brush and ink and just sitting in my scrap bin waiting to be used.  I added it to a few Lable 1 dies (smaller than an A2 card making it more firm to hold the Stampbord) which were in my scrap bin.  The button and ribbon were also sitting there waiting to be used.  Love it when it all just comes together so easily!!

This piece of scrap is a more recent addition to my pile.  It is a leftover from the invitations I made for my nephew and his lovely new wife this past September.  All that waws required was a small ribbon and dimensionals to add it to a vanila card base.  Another easy peasy card!!

This card ended up being one of my favorites.  It started with the 2 flowers that had been stamped onto watercolor paper ... years and years ago.  I cut them out leaving a small amount of white around the images.  Then I glued some brown seed beads (another small cheat!) onto the centers.  I adhered them to the card with dimensional tape and tucked the sentiment, from my scrap stash, to the pale yellow card base.  Before doing all of this, I did add some flourishes to the card base in just the right places using Versamark (which unfortunately makes it difficult to see in the photo).  This is likely one of my all time favorite color combos!

So even this card base is a leftover from a failed project!  Those butterflies had been stamped on and were not colored when I started out with this project.  I added some pink color using a paint brush (which I had thankfully included in my stash).  And see that frame ... I created it back when I was scrapbooking ... probably about 6 years ago!  The little flower is a bit newer.  I tried making one of those rolled  flowers that are popping up everywhere on blogs.  This one turned out okay but I never got around to actually using it, until now. 

So a few pretty little cards to add to my growing pile.  Drop back in on Monday if you wnat to see more scrap cards.


Debra G Smith said...

WOW!!'ve done it again. I love all of them.

Linda Palmer said...

All of these are lovely cards. I love all of these. Great job and your are using up these scraps. Want me to send you more scraps to play with?

Deb (dcorder) said...

Fab scraps. I love what you're donning!!!

Lindsey said...

Four completely different cards, but all beautiful! I especially like the last one with the small frame and the rolled flower.

Barb said...

I'm loving this whole creating with scraps thing you're doing! You've inspired me to do the same thing with my ever-growing pile of scrap goodies...I have to use them up because I can't bear to throw them away! The first card is my fave...that image is so sweet.

Imke said...

Fabulous CAS Cards, Donelda !!

Anonymous said...

Damn girl, you are making some hot cards with your scraps! I never keep any so maybe I should start!