March 01, 2012

Save Those Scraps

That’s what Simply Less Is More’s Challenge is all about this week.  I thought I can handle that……I have scraps everywhere.  I keep the smallest pieces of paper.  If I can get as much as a 1/4” circle out of it, I keep it. (Bad, huh!)

Here is my entry ~

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I love the Fabulous Florets stamp set.  Here I paired it up with Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and a splash of Old Olive.  The flowers were each stamped out three times, one time for the base of the flower and then another two times so that I could build two additional layers on each one after doing a little fussy cutting.  They were stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with white EP.  I find that sometimes when using white ink, it has a tendency to fade into the darker colored cardstocks.  The embossing powder remains a crisp white color.

Looking a little closer ~

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Used the same stripped panels for the inside ~

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20 comments:

Vonnie said...

Hi Linda, I to save so much scrap paper. It really does come in handy for those small items we need. I love the way you used up some of the scraps on this card. Very nice! I love your work!

Viv said...

Ooh, thank you for making me hoard even MORE bits of paper than before Linda! You make 'scraps' look like the finest cuts! xxx

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous color combo! Just outstanding!

Linda said...

I tend to stay away from brights, but I just love this color combo. I especially love those flowers - I use that set a lot but have never thought to emboss it with white. I am soooooo going to case this card! See...you still can teach this old dog a new trick (or two!!)

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you even make scrap paper look great! I throw away most of those little bits because I never know what to do with them!

Kim Score said...

I love this CAS! So simple yet so very beautiful!

Theresa said...

I really enjoy punch art so I save every little piece of paper as well.
And I love CAS cards. For as simple and elegant your card is, I know it took a lot of time to do all the fussy cutting. Sometimes, there is nothing simple about a CAS card.

Linda said...

I am always SO impressed with your work, but what you do with scraps is nothing short of AMAZING!!! Great job!!! I'm definitely going to steal your idea of embossing ;o) TFS!!!

Pam~ said...

I'm impressed with the scraps you saved and used! They look fabulous on this card! Your flowers are stunning! I never think to stamp and fussy cut to add layers. I LOVE the look you created doing that! Gorgeous card, my friend!

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Linda, I really like the dimension you've added to the gorgeous flowers!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Margreet Havinga said...

what a beautiful idea and card.

Margreet

Stampin' Pretty said...

Simply gorgeous colors together.

hugs, m

Stampin' Pretty said...

Simply gorgeous colors together.

hugs, m

Gerry said...

Gorgeous card. Love the bright colors.

Linda H said...

Love the card! I like to save scraps as well and take any scraps, even dsp and use any of the trio small punches or any small punch we carry. I store them in the brad containers and pull them out when I need them for a card or class. I can do this when I'm resting in front of the tv and no time is wasted!

Carol Carriveau said...

A very cool card...loving the colors~ TFS!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda said...

Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous, love the colour combo and the flowers are wonderful. A fantastic card made with just scraps.

Denise Willerton said...

Fabulous card Linda ~ love everything about this ~ I love to fussy cut and I do confess as well ~ I too save the smallest pieced of CS, I'm so glad that I'm not alone in this, thought I was the only one! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

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