Editor’s Note: We’re presenting another new feature on the blog today called Scrap Treasures! It’s all about creating new designs with the scraps you have left over from other projects. Whether it’s paper scraps, trimmed pieces of ribbon or a random button, we’re hoping the Scrap Treasures posts will help you in using your scraps to create something beautiful!
Hello there! It’s Alice here with my first post for the CardMaker Blog Team and I’m thrilled to be able to share some of my favorite projects and techniques with you over the coming months.
Today’s challenge was to create a card using scraps left over from another project. One of the things you should know about me is that I’m pretty frugal, so this assignment was right up my alley.
I used a photo corner punch to cut assorted scraps of travel-theme paper and then lined them up along the top of the card to create a border.
Lining them up like this helps draw the eye to one of the decorative elements on the card.
Another thing you should know about me is that I love to add small details to my cards. I can create the main part of a card fairly quickly, but will sometimes fiddle with the details for an hour or more. For example, I knew that the corner of this card needed “something,” but I tried a bunch of different things before finally settling on a grouping of word stickers.
One of my favorite details on this card is the die-cut bicycle. The bike base was cut from white cardstock and stamped with black ink; the frame of the bike was cut from blue cardstock, and the basket was cut from kraft cardstock. I tried a few different fillers for the basket, but loved the way the globe sticker looked and thought it went well with the theme of the card. I added some thread to the tiny tag sticker to make it look like the tag was tied onto the basket.
This bicycle die is so much fun as the wheels can be attached to the frame with a brad and they actually spin! How fun is that?
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!
Supplies used: Navy cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; Stamper’s Select white and kraft cardstock, Pedal Pusher stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink; Urban Traveler papers, stickers and brads from Simple Stories; onyx black VersaFine ink pad from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko; desert sand ink pad from Close To My Heart; Martha Stewart Seal punch and Photo Corner Paper Shaper punch from EK Success; SuperStik permanent glue stick, Tape Runner XL and 3D Foam Squares from Therm O Web.