Friday, May 23, 2014

A Card from Scraps

Every thing for this card came from my scrap box. Some of the items are quite old. Most of them are from Stampin' Up but I might have to look through several catalogs to find the pattern names. I think that from time to time we all need to make something that just uses scraps. We all have more than we will probably ever use, at least, I know that I do!
Materials needed:
Red card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Striped patterned paper 4 x 5 1/4"
Other pieces of patterned paper that coordinate well.
Card stock stickers
Gold embossing powder
Greeting stamp
Heat tool
Versa Mark ink pad

1. Cut various piece of patterned paper into these sizes: 3 x 3 1/2" for the back (right on top of the stripes), 3/4 x 3 3 3/4", 2 x 4" with a fish tail cut out on one end. 1 x 3" with a fish tail cut out on one end.
2. Stamp a greeting image on to a piece of vellum paper with Versa Mark ink. Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat until the powder has melted.  See Note.***
**** I've found that greeting stamps with small letters do not work well with this. They have a tendency to blend together when they melt and make it hard to read the words.
The greeting on the right says "Happy Birthday Wishes." It is very hard to tell what the words are other than the larger birthday word. The green one is using SU Wild Wasabi embossing powder.****

3. Place the cut out pieces of patterned paper, except the one that  is 1 x 3", on the striped paper as shown in the picture.
4. Cut out the greeting on vellum with a larger area left at the bottom. Carefully place adhesive on the bottom section of the greeting and place it on top of the other papers. Adhere the last "fishtail"  piece of patterned paper on top of the vellum paper covering up where the adhesive shows.
5. The flower, leaves and friend label are card stock stickers. Place the flower on the left side overlapping the edge. Trim the excess off of the edge. Place the stem and leaves as shown in the picture.
6. Adhere the card on to a card base.
I've left this tutorial a little vague because I know if you are using scraps, you may not have the same scraps that I have. All of the papers that I used are retired by now. Make good use of your left overs. You can make some beautiful cards that your friends will love.

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