Today I have more cards made with scraps! I’m never one to throw out the leftover pieces of Designer Series Paper, and I had quite a few left over from another card project, so I came up with a way to use them. By cutting them into 1” x 1” squares.
I used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper – it has bright bold patterns and colors and has a very “modern art” feel to the designs.
In my mind, sometimes pieces that are really bright like this look better in smaller pieces. So I decided to try something that was similar to the “patchwork” type design like with the card in this post –Peaceful Poppies – Flying by the Seat of Your Pants . But I though maybe something more uniform in size might be better. The concept is the same but instead of a quilted look, this card looks more like tiles.
The colors: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness practically shouted “tropical” to me, so the perfect stamp set to use is the new Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and the coordinating dies Love You More Than. Those little cocktail glasses are just too cute.
The stamps in the set include a stamp that “fills your glass”….complete with tiny ice cubes too. But if you don’t feel like stamping, you can always use a sponge dauber and “mix your drink” to include more festive colors.
I did have to draw in my own little ice cubes. I used a black journaling pen to make my little ice cubes. And I sponged in two colors – first Daffodil Delight and then I topped that with a little Mango Melody. And just for comparison, here are the two glasses side by side on the cards. You’ll notice that the ice cubes in the card on the right are outlined in white, while the ones in the glass on the left are black.
If you would like to make these cards, you will need these And supplies
- Nothing’s Better Than Stamp set
- Love you More Than Dies
- Stitched so Sweetly dies (sentiment tag)
- (or buy the BUndle (Stamp set and Dies) and save 10%!)
- Mando Melody Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”, plus a scrap for the die cut word. Cocktails
- Blackberry Bliss Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” and Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock – scraps for the tag
- Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black and Blackberry Bliss, Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody
- Ribbon or Twine of your choice.
- Paper Trimmer and Paper Snips.
If you need a little instruction: I laid out the 1” x 1” squares on the smaller Blackberry Bliss piece of cardstock….starting diagonally in the upper right hand corner and leaving a small space inbetween, just like laying tile and leaving space for the grout. (Not that I have ever done that!). Once all my pieces were glued on, I turned it over and cut off the the excess along the edge of the Cardstock. Then I simply layered that piece on top of the larger piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and used dimensionals to attach it to the front of my card.
All that’s left is to add your sentiment…..on the outside and on the inside
Or maybe you like these sentiments better:
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