Friday, October 8, 2010

Blogtoberfest--A SCRAPPY Background!

I hope you're are all saving your scraps! I just put mine back in the zip lock bag with the rest of the cardstock or B&T paper. I know....they do tend to build up quickly don't they. But scraps come in very handy and are a good way to make the most of your papercrafting dollars!

This card uses strips of both B&T paper and cardstock from the Magnifique kit that are only 1" x 3 1/2"! We've all got pieces like that! I added a scalloped edge for fun and just layered them in an overlapping pattern on a base piece of Cocoa cardstock. It's just a pretty background all by itself!

Next I stamped the flower from A Posy (A1102) using Lagoon ink rolled in Pacifica. The stem and leaves are stamped in Lagoon with the leaves stamped in 2nd generation then rolled in 1st generation for the darker edge. It's hard to tell in the photo but the flower is 3D'd on foam tape except for the leaf on the left which is glued directly to the background. As a finishing touch I used one of our new Shimmer Brads (Z1349) to give a bit of sparkle and texture.

Now....go look over your scraps and see what beautiful backgrounds you can create!


1 comment:

  1. Great card! I really like how you created the background. Super idea to scallop the edges of the papers - that really adds a nice touch.