It's time once again for the Less is More challenge hosted by Chrissie and Mandi. This week we've been challenged to "use some of those left over bits and pieces we all tend to keep." For the record, if I made cards with just my "scraps", I could be making cards for several years to come! Here's a peek at my accumulation of scraps. Since I also scrapbook, my scrap pile is ridiculously huge!
This little tower is a stacking set of 12 x 12 inch drawers - three drawers to each stack. They're great -- each unit stacks nicely on top of another unit. I have divided my scraps up by color...two or three colors to each drawer. The six drawers fit under one corner of my crafting table, with a little space on top to store my acrylic blocks, adhesives, and other little necessities. I think it must be time to clear out my scrap bin since all the drawers are so full I can barely close them! LOL!
For this card, I used a white card base, then adhered a dark brown strip across it horizontally, slightly higher than center. The image is a digi from the Wax Fruit Company that I printed out three times on a scrap of white card stock. I heat set the ink from the ink jet printer, then colored the image with Copic markers. I cut out the two star fish from the other two images I printed, and popped them over the original photo. The kraft border was cut, then I cut out the center and used it as a frame for the image, so that the starfish would hang slightly over the edge. The sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in brown.
My second card is also made using a digi image from the Wax Fruit Company. I printed the image on a scrap of white card stock, then printed it on the striped paper and the solid teal paper. I heat set the ink from the ink jet printer, then colored the image with Copics. I used a white pen to add highlights to the water. I cut each of the umbrellas out and then layered them on the original image. I found a piece of embossed paper that I had stuck aside from a previous project and used a portion of it as the background for the image, popping the image with pop dots. The teal background paper is scraps from a recent layout I did. I cut it slightly smaller than the card base, and inked the edges slightly. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
This last card sounded much better in my head! LOL! I used some scrap pieces to cut banner tags, inked the edges, and added a touch of faux stitching. The white background was a scrap piece of white that I ran through my cuttlebug with a SU impression template called "distressed". It's a black template, and I've had it forever. I had to fiddle around with different stacks to get it to work with my cuttlebug. The sentiment is from PTI. I added a small green border (the same green as the middle banner). Did a little faux stitching around the edges of the white with a pink pen, and added three brads to the banners. Not thrilled with it, but it's okay.
Thought I'd share a recent layout with you too. This is photos of my son, and my grandson that I took last summer. On the February 24, my son turned 33....WOW! How did he get so old so fast?!
I used My Mind's Eye papers (Hattie collection). I used a EK success punch for the border under the photo. I made several ribbon banners and layered them under the punched border. The stars were cut with a QK die. Title work was cut from card stock with the Cameo. I punched several circles to layer around the layout. Lots of faux stitching on most layers. I inked all layers with some amber colored ink. The dots in the corners are liquid pearls and I added one piece of bling on the blue star. Journaling is tucked behind the top gold mat with the pull made from the same border punch. Journaling reads:
Allen, from the time you were old enough to walk, you would follow your Daddy anywhere. You two are like two peas in a pod! You're a very lucky little boy to have a Daddy who love you so much and doesn't hesitate to give you hugs and kisses!
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