Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Creating with Scraps - Day 8

Okay, a few more cards today:

Another little card made with a few Labels 1 die cuts that were in my bin.  The focal image started out with that woodgrain heart that I made a bit ago.  It is created with reverse masking - I cut out the heart from a post it note and then stamped the pink woodgrain inside.  then I cut out the heart leaving a bit of white around the edge.  I had seen a stamp from SU! that looked like this, liked it but decided I could create the same look with what I had.  The butterfly was a perfect match as were the pink half pearls.  They are all added to a piece of paper that had been a leftover from another project.  It was sprayed with some black glitter mist, which looks amazing in real life with the pink.

This is an interesting project.  The focal image wasn't even created by me.  My blogging and swaping friend Jessica will recognize it!  It comes from a calendar swap we were part of a number of years ago.  When the calendar was finished, I couldn't bear to part with some of the awesome images that were included, so I pulled them out and added them to my scrap bin.  This was Jessica's page - September.  I added it to this card base which I had created a while ago.  It was an exercise in color blocking and based on a lovely card I had seen on a blog somewhere but then never actually used it!  Really there was no work to this card, just adhered the focal image with dimensional tape. 

And a little book mark created from this piece.  Just needed to adhere it to a stiff piece of cardstock that was sitting in my scrap bin, round the corners and create a place for the string.  The hemp was tucked into my stash, however, I did use my Crop-a-dile to make the hole, a tool that I did not originally have in my stash (therefore would qualify as a cheat -- what a big cheater I was afterall!).

One last day tomorrow with a few great cards, including my favorite.


Barb said...

your scrap (i.e. recycled bits) cards are amazing. i love anything associated with the labels 1 dies...it's so pretty!

p.s. i hear the U2 concert was amazing! Moncton was never more smiley ;)

Linda Palmer said...

These are all adorable. Love the butterfly card the best, but love the other card and the bookmark. Great job, as always.

Lindsey said...

With all these great creations so far, I can't wait to see your favourite!

Wendy said...

LOVE the house mouse one! I love square panel cards!