Monday, February 20, 2012

Making cool cards with scraps

I'm taking a class at Big Picture Classes with May Flaum that is inspiring me to use some of my supplies and play.  Week 1 was all about mists, week 2 is about stamps and inks.  As I've been playing with various supplies, I began to accumulate scraps that were begging to be made into cards.

First, I've been playing with pan pastels and stamps.  I've made a few different panels in different color schemes just to see how these new pastels work.  The same panel can make a totally different card.

Change the colors up to make things even more different - this one is coupled with some Club Scrap stencils on top and some stamps on the bottom.  Isn't it cool how the colors blend to purple in the middle, and the layers on top are so opaque with the pastels?  I was amazed at how the light grey covered the purple.  Stencils are hot right now - be sure to check theirs out.

Last week, I was playing with mists, and made some pink panels that were just spritzed once.  I used one to make a Valentine's Day card for my hubby, but I only need so many of those with one husband. So, here is the new card - with no hint of Valentine's Day.

I stamped over the pink panel with a script stamp, and put a peel off from Paperwishes on top.  This one reminds me of the silhouette images that are really popular right now - it's part of the February Personal Shopper kit.  The kite at the top was backed with a different patterned paper before adhering the panel.  Here's a close-up - isn't it sweet?

Finally, I got super into the mists and stains.  I've been seeing a lot of flowers made from text paper, so I decided to play with some older Stampin' Up! paper.  I didn't like how bold this text pattern was, so I used my picket fence distress stain to tone it down a bit.  I then inked and sprayed until I got some interesting colors.  Here is the card, on another one of my Pan Pastels trials.

And, a closeup of the flower.  I sprayed some Goosebumps on top - what a lovely gloss and texture it gave my flower!!

I just love being able to take experiments and make cards with them.  What's your favorite way to use up scraps?  Leave a comment!  If you want to save any of the cards for future inspiration, use the "Pin It" button below the post to save them to Pinterest.


  1. these are all gorgeous!

  2. Fabulous crafty findings here, Deb! Splendid, as always.



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