Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Use those scraps!

I bet you have loads of scraps of cardstock that you just can’t bear to throw away, just like I do! It’s time to use them up and this is one way to do it. I got the idea for this card from an online gallery ages ago but I cannot remember who designed the original, so can't credit them, sorry. Theirs was very different and used ribbon scraps. 

This is my new favourite colour combination – Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Rose Red.

I wish I’d taken the time to stamp the letters better; I think it’s because the stamps are still quite new. 

Rubber stamps are made in a mould and they have to put something in the mould so that the rubber will come out again – rather like greasing a cake tin. Sometimes there will be residue on your new stamps – it’s not a manufacturing fault, just something that happens occasionally; you notice it more with the more solid stamps. 

To solve the issue you can simply use the stamp, by stamping it a few times on scrap paper. Or try cleaning it with Stampin’ Mist. Or you can rough up the stamp a bit on your jeans. If that doesn’t work, try sanding it VERY lightly with some fine sandpaper.

Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Three For You
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: Rich Regals brads, Earth Elements buttons, Three For You punch

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  1. Fab Card - what a great way to use up scraps! thanks for sharing

  2. Fab idea Helen, well done. TFS

  3. Great card! I love using up old scraps. I might just have to case this card for some thank you cards I have to send out. TFS

  4. You make leftovers look so fab!

  5. what a great card, and i love your beach huts!

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  6. OOOH, pretty colors. Love it!!

  7. What a great idea! Love your color choices too! TFS!


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