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
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!