Here is how to quickly put together a card from scrap elements from prior card designs. First you must save the scraps, embellishments, stamped or die cut sentiments. I have a box I keep all those card fronts extras, things that I embossed or die cut pieces that I didn’t use as my color choice or designed changed during the creative process. I am sure I am not the only one who has a large stash of extras.
This card was one of those cards that I used a few pieces from my scrap box. I am thrilled to be able to share it in two challenges. I think it is fitting for The Paper Players PP345 clean and simple butterfly challenge and The Case This Sketch CTS222 challenge. On with the card design, ingredients and how it came together.
First I took the white card base and splatter some gold Gansai Tambi watercolor over the lower left corner. I love these water colors the gold and silver are just stunning and are great for splatters and dots. The multicolored watercolor panel is a strip left over from this previous card.
I had the pink vellum butterflies in my scrap box. They were die cut from a Memory Box die. I stamped one with a butterfly pattern from a Martha Steward set with Stazon Dove Gray but it didn’t fit well enough on the die cut for me. So I took a Versamark pen and drew the design on the other one and used clear embossing powered then heat set it. I layered it up over the other and it wasn’t doing it for me so I then took R43 Copic marker and colored the back side. I was happy then with the dimension I was looking for. I want soft by with some detailed dimension.
I used some gold sequins ribbon string for the center of the butterfly and a few scattered around the focal point. The butterfly is popped up on some thin foam squares. Stamped two heart outline in festive berries distress ink.
The black die cut Hugs was from my scrap box. The die is from this cute mini scripts word dies that I got a while back from a hobby lobby store when I was traveling as we don’t have one here in MA. On the inside I stamped in black ink “for you” to complete the card sentiment.
Here are the links to the challenges and as always I recommend you check them out. The cards the designers created are wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can try using some scraps to create something you enjoy soon.
Enjoy ~ Pat