Monday, January 28, 2013

Scraps to Card

Welcome Back

I have a question for you. What do you do with your scraps?

The other day I was spraying a die cut and an amazing thing happened. The paper under the die cut came out better than the die cut! It was an odd shape... I tried to enlarge the shape but the new section turned out darker. What to do.

I decided to to add one stamped image that I cut out and raised on foam pads. I first stamped the bird (Hero Arts H5580) in grey Memento ink and then used my Copic markers to color it. I used a white gell pen to highlight areas of the bird's wings and tail. I then re-stamped the bird with black Memento ink. Finally I added a little bronze metallic paint to match the card base. I used Tsukineko All Purpose paint number 73, Bright Copper.

  On the inside of the card there were some brown stains that bled through from the front. I decided to outline the stains in a thin black marker and to connect everything, I stamped Hero Arts S5433 Large Canvas Stripes in brown over everything.

The shape of the card was still not standard, so I decided to add a few pages to the inside and do a simple binding with the purple linen cord. The pages could be used for a family newsletter or to tell a simple story. Add pictures.....

I was still left with that dark part of the scrap paper. I stamped another bird and over stamped the linen stripes. I then colored the bird and re-stamped.  I mounted the whole thing on the bronze metallic scrap paper and trimmed the edges. I then used the trimmed piece to further decorate the card. I am not really good with words, so I tend to add visual elements.

Well I hope you feel inspired to take a look at your scrap pile. And by the way, I have still not used the original die cut....

Stop back tomorrow for further inspiration

Be sure to let me know what you think. Leave a comment! Thanks
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  1. I wonder if it is necessary the use of stamped images to join the challenge

    Hugs from Brazil

    1. Hello in Brazil! Thank you for joining us. No, it is not a requirement that you use stamps on your cards. The only absolute is that you follow the themes each month. You may enter one card for each theme. Good luck!!


    2. Thanks Christine for responding. Cool card Laury sweet use of scraps

    3. Where in Brasil? I spent a year there as an exchange student. I lived in Uba, Minas Gerais. Welcome to the Card a Day Blog!