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

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

  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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