Friday, September 30, 2011

Bits of This and That


Today's "Free For All" Challenge is "Patterned Legos" - use patterned pieces of paper for color blocks.  A great look ... and a great way to use up scraps of paper.  I made three cards for this challenge.  The first one is a Christmas card using scraps of leftover DP from last year's Merry Moments (SU!).  The other two are a CASED layout of a card by Arielle Hemp-Gordon.  I love the way her card uses small bits of paper for big impact!  I made two cards using different DP ... these cards will be used in an upcoming class I'm holding for friends.  Hope you like.

"Merry Moments"  


Stamps:  Bells & Boughs (SU!)
Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Merry Moments DP (retired) - (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Ovals die-cuts, adhesives, Tombow glue and dimensionals

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I cut the four different DP pieces and mounted them onto a card base of Garden Green cardstock.  I stamped the poinsettias in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and used the Stampin' Write markers to color them in.  I cut out the image.

I cut an oval from Whisper White cardstock as well as an oval frame from Garden Green cardstock using the Nestabilities ovals die-cut.  I glued the green frame on top of the white oval using Tombow Glue.  I mounted the main image onto the oval using dimensionals to add depth.

I mounted the framed oval image onto the card base using dimensionals to add even more depth.

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Second card for today uses very small scraps of the Cottage Wall DP.

"Bits of Cottage Wall"



Stamps:  Cottage Garden; Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DP (retired) - (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Re-inker:  Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, hemp twine, adhesives and dimensionals

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I took a long length of hemp twine and died it using the Rich Razzleberry re-inker; set aside to dry.
I cut out scraps of Cottage Wall DP to create my layout, making sure to balance the colors in the design.

I used Stampin' Write markers to ink the flower and stem from the Cottage Garden stamp set and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the cardstock to size and then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement before inking the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and stamping below the flower.  I framed the stamped image with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

I used a ruler to line up all my pieces on the Whisper White panel and mounted them using adhesives.  I tied two pieces of the died hemp twine around the panel and tied a knot.  I added the framed stamped image on top of the twine, popping it up with dimensionals.

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Third card for today uses the same layout as above, just changing up the designer papers.

"Bits of Haiku"



Stamps:  Cottage Garden; Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Haiku DP (retired) - (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, adhesives, glue dot and dimensionals

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I cut out scraps of Haiku DP to create my layout, making sure to balance the colors in the design.
I used Stampin' Write markers to ink the flower and stem from the Cottage Garden stamp set and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the cardstock to size and then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement before inking the sentiment in Tangerine Tango and stamping below the flower.  I framed the stamped image with Tangerine Tango cardstock.
I used a ruler to line up all my pieces on the Whisper White panel and mounted them using adhesives.  I wrapped a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon around the panel and tied a knot.  I used a glue dot to hold the knot in place.  I added the framed stamped image on top of the ribbon, popping it up with dimensionals.


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