Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Using those earthy scraps...

I’ve been having a bit of a sort-out and have now organised all my scraps into clear plastic boxes so that I can stack them easily and see what I have. Rachel, if you’re reading, I didn’t have to sit on any lids… but it was a close-run thing with the Earth Elements colour family, so I thought I’d better use some of it up. So expect lots of Earth Elements projects in the coming weeks!

This card started with a strip of 10.5cm wide Old Olive cardstock. I thought it was half of an A4 sheet, cut lengthways, so folded it at 14.8mm to make a side-opening landscape card. It was then that I realised that it wasn’t a full length piece, so one side was short. Doh!

But, as we all know, there are no mistakes in rubber stamping, so I scalloped the short edge with the corner rounder and found a perfectly sized scrap of More Mustard cardstock for the inside, Before I stuck it down I stamped it with the En Francais background stamp, and inked the edges with my More Mustard ink pad, using the direct-to-paper technique.

The rest of the card needs no explanation, just a recipe:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Earth Elements buttons, Linen Thread

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3 comments:

  1. all the layers with different stamped bgs look great!

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  2. Beautiful! And you're right....there are no mistakes in rubber stamping!

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  3. Three words for you. Fan Tas Tic!!!!

    Love this. And I bet it feels great to use up those scraps.

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