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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Cards using Scraps

There are so many great ideas to be found on Facebook and Pinterest these days. One of those ideas is using scraps - and we ALL have tons of scraps if we work with paper! I know my scraps can become overwhelming and I periodically clean them out, recycling the small pieces that I just won't use. I do find it hard to recycle patterned paper... so this is a great option for those pieces. 

This card was created using all patterned papers for the background. I gathered a bunch of patterns in the same colours (black and white in this case) and cut them 1 inch wide and approx. 5-6 inches tall. I cut all the pieces on the long diagonal and all at different angles. I arranged them how I wanted them and then using another scrap piece of cardstock cut slightly smaller than an A2 size, I covered that with dry adhesive. The diagonal pieces were simple placed on top of that cardstock piece and trimmed along the edge when the entire piece was covered. That was mounted on a card base and I added a coloured flower and a sentiment.  Easy - and a great way to use up some scrap papers! 


Here is a second card using a different colour scheme. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Misc. Patterned Papers, Canary Cardstock, Glacier. Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, White Card Base

Stamps: Every Bit of Wonderful

Inks: Intense Black 

Accessories: Clear Shimmer Brush, Gold Shimmer Brush, Tri-Blend Markers 

Enjoy,

Alyson

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant execution of something we all need to be doing regularly! Love them both, XOX

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