Sunday, August 14, 2011

A "Feel Better" Scrap Card

Greeting to all my blogger friends!

I had great day creating yesterday.  I often spend time on Saturdays working on some kind of project.  Not all are as productive as yesterday.  Things seemed to flow.  Always a good feeling for me!

So I have a card to share!

This is another one of my my scrap cards!  Or you could call it a card created with cast-off parts!  I put together this card after working on a project for Spellbinders. 

I love this color combo of colors from Cosmo Cricket.  The line is called Odds & Ends.  I used "Remnant", "Sampler" and "Trinkets.

The only pieces for this card that I  cut just for it are the polka dot piece for the card front and the darker stripe Labels Eighteen  shape in back.   All the other pieces I had cut in my creative process of designing another card.  It was just a matter of arranging the pieces to make this design.

The photo below shows all the pieces that I used.  I've added lines (not so straight) to show cutting lines.

The verse from Penny Black is stamped with Warm Red Chalk ink.  I like to stamp first and then cut and emboss with my Spellbinders die templates.  That way I can get the alignment just right.  I use removable tape to hold the die template in place for cutting. 
After cutting and embossing it, I layered it with foam squares onto a Lacey Oval cut from Bazzill red paper.  I added little cream dots with a Viva Paper Pen.  There's also a couple dots on the swirl ends of the tag.
I layered the tag onto the floral Lacey Square set diagonally.  I added little cream dots to this, too.  I usually add any embellishment like this at the very end so I can set it aside to dry without messing it up!!!  I'm writing it as a step here but it can easily be done later.   Next I arranged the red Scalloped Oval behind the Lacey Square.  Actually, it's set slightly askew to get the scallops to balance.  I trimmed off the lower half, the part that doesn't show.   I set this tag/verse portion aside while I assembled the card front.

I sewed around a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of dot paper. It's really kind of fun to sew on paper!    I didn't add it to my card front yet.  I like to hide the thread ends so I usually wait to the end to fasten it to the card front.
To the dot paper,  I adhered the striped Labels Eighteen.  I cut a portion of the Picot Edge circle with 7 points and adhered it along the bottom of the Labels Eighteen.  The striped strip covers the edges of it.  I sewed along the edges of the stripe piece through all layers.
Then, I set the tag portion on top and adhered it in place.  I tied a narrow silk ribbon around one loop of the tag. That's it!

I challenge you to look at some of those cast off pieces!  I know you keep them somewhere, right??!  See what you can create!

Cut pieces shown:
1. Spellbinders Fancy Tags S
2. Spellbinders Lacey Ovals #3
3. Spellbinders Lacey Squares #3
4. Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals LG # 4
5. 1 1/4" strip
6. Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles #4
7. Spellbinders S4-310 Labels Eighteen #5

Other supplies:
Penny Black "Feel Better" stamp
Clearsnap Warm Red Chalk ink
Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends: Remnant, Sampler, Trinkets
Worldwin Treasures Oatmeal cardstock
Cougar Smooth Cream cardstock
Ivory Silk Ribbon - 1/4"
Viva Paper Pen - cream

I'm heading outdoors for awhile!  It's a beautiful sunny day here!  I have some yard work to do.  Then I'll tackle a few of the weeds in one or two of my flower beds. 

Have a creative day!


Quietfire said...

Beautiful card Judy!

Mary Jo said...

I really like this card. Just wish my cast off scraps could look this good.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow. This will speed the recovery of anyone feeling under the weather. Love it Judy!

Marge said...

I have to echo Mary Jo, Judy -- only wish my cast-offs looked this good too!!! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S card!!!