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.
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.