Creative Use Of Scraps/ The Flower Challenge #66

Hello everyone!

This month the design team at The Flower challenge have come up with ideas to use scraps on your cards creatively. As our theme for this month is Use Scraps.

Here is my take on this challenge.

Background

The background is where I have used scraps for my card today.

  1. I picked up some scraps of pinks and reds from my scrap folder.
  2. Cut the scraps to make it onto half inch strips.
  3. Adhered these strips on to a piece of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches copy paper diagonally.
  4. Embossed the whole striped piece using Spellbinders Sketched Floral embossing folder.

Focus

As this was the flower challenge and the main focus is supposed to be floral element I used the Altenew Magnolia Layering Die set.

  1. I used the scrap pieces of white card-stock to die cut the layers of this flower and leaves.
  2. To add color to my flower layers I used distressed oxide inks in shades of pinks. The bottom layer being the darkest and the top most layer the lightest.
  3. Similarly added green inks on the layers of leaves
  4. For the flower center I just used Copic markers to color the tiny die cut pieces
  5. Added the layers with liquid glue and arranged the flower.

The pink flower against the pink background was not so visible so I decided to add a square piece of vellum cut with the Spellbinders Hemstitch Square die.

Sentiment

  1. Stamped a sentiment from Altenew with clear embossing ink on a scrap piece of black card stock and embossed using white embossing powder.
  2. Added it right under the flower

This completed my card which I created from mostly just scraps except for the card base. I am famous for hoarding even the tiniest scraps. Projects like this make me use up these so I do not feel guilty of saving all these scrap card stocks.

Hopefully I am able to inspire you to use the scraps and create fun projects like this. If so join with us at The Flower Challenge and share your creations.

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Interactive Christmas card using Lawn Fawn stamps

Hello there! Today I have a very fun interactive Christmas card to share I made using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I was never fond of critter stamps until I started making interactive cards with them. Flower stamps has always been my favorite.

Here’s the card for today.

Lawn fawn starry night

I bought this Double Slider Magic Die set from Lawn fawn last month but finally got to use it. It’s a very fun interactive die that cuts the elements which creates the mechanism for the interactive card. When one sliding panel is pulled the other panel on the opposite side pops out too. It’s hard to explain in words but here’s a picture when it’s open.

starry night interactive card

The Focal Image:

For this Interactive Christmas card I used the stamp set called Starry night from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the cute foxes on a white piece of Neenah solar white card stock. Colored the all using Inktense Pencils. Blended the colors using Gamsol. I didn’t buy the die to cut these stamped images so I fussy cut the images using Tim Holtz scissors.

lawn fawn cards

The Background:

For the background I wanted a starry night scene. I took a sheet of Neenah solar white card stock and inked it using Ranger Distressed Oxide inks in colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Black Soot. Then I sprayed some water with my Distressed Sprayer from Tom Holtz and then dried it to give it a textured look.  I used a little Perfect Pearls on an acrylic block with some water and splattered that on the panel mainly on the top light part of the background. That gave it a sparkly starry look.

lawn fawn stamps

The Interactive Element:

The Double Slider Magic die from Lawn fawn cuts all the parts of the interactive card. I cut the front parts using the starry night ink blended background I created using the dies. Assembly was very easy. So, when I pull the inside panel on the one side of the card the other side automatically comes out revealing the magical interaction.

 

I then arranged the stamped images on the interactive part so that it looks like the family of foxes all gathered to watch the sky at Christmas Night. Then it was added to a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inch card base in light blue.

lawn fawn interactive dies

The sentiment was from the same stamp set. It reads Dreams Come True which I thought was perfect for this dreamy magical scene card.

I really loved how it turned out. Please let me know what you guys think in the comment below.

Hugs

Jyoti

I participated in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

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Card Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit September 2018

Today I am showcasing the card I made using the My Monthly Hero Card Kit for September 2018. This Kit has a fall theme with images of Chinese Lantern Plants and pots and some very nice sentiments.

Here’s my card for today

Hero Arts card kit

Inspiration:

Fall colors obviously were my inspiration for this card. I wanted something warm but still colorful. The color combination certainly matches with the sentiment in this card I think.

Background:

I have been trying to work with some ink blended backgrounds lately. I thought this was a perfect opportunity for this project because my card needed some warm background to complement the image. I used Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide inks in colors Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. I loved how these colors look like a sunset scene.

My Monthly Hero September 2018

The Focal Point:

Images of the Chinese lantern plants from the My Monthly Hero Card Kit were my main focus for this card. I stamped one of the images from the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Watercolor Paper. And colored the images using the Daniel Smith Watercolors that came in the Kit. I adhered one of the images on the color blended background panel with liquid glue. Another branch was added with foam tape for dimension.

The Sentiment:

The stamp set includes a few very nice sentiments. I took one of the sentiments that said: ” You bring color to my world” which was stamped directly on the background with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet black.

Finally, the panel was mounted on a card base that is made with 110 lb cardstock measuring 5 and a half inches tall and 4 and a quarter inches wide.

Here’s my final project. I am really happy with the outcome. What do you guys think? I am definitely going to make more cards using this card kit. There are so many ideas for this card kit in my head but due to a busy work schedule, I haven’t been able to create more cards.

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I participated int he Through the purple haze challenge and SumMore Fun Challenge 

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