I LOVE the Brightly Gleaming patterned paper. It is absolutely gorgeous with rich colors and beautiful copper accents. I've used it and used it and used it in card making and scrapbooking and now, I have all these scraps. This scrapbooking paper is just too scrumptious to throw out the left over bits and pieces. If you've ever done any paper crafting, I'm betting you've run into a similar problem. I decided to sit down and see if I could create some cards from these paper scraps. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Sample Card Designs using Paper Scraps
For my first card, I cut a rectangle of the glued scraps using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I used a Night of Navy card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"). I added a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock that is 1 3/4" x 5 1/4". Then, I added the rectangle that I cut from the piece of Brightly Gleaming scraps. Using the Joy dies, I cut the base of the word "Joy" from Pretty Peacock, the second layer from Copper Foil, and the third from Night of Navy cardstock. I stamped "to the world" with Pretty Peacock ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and trimmed close to the rectangular stamped image. For a little more sparkle, I added some stars cut from Copper Foil using the Stitched Stars dies.
Here is a great double easel fancy fold card design that is perfect for when you want to give something a little extra to someone without spending too much time. It looks fantastic standing on a mantle and would make a gorgeous holiday card! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Pallet Thoughts Birthday Card
Card Making Technique: Ink Brayering
I shared how to recreate this beautiful 3" x 3" card on my first YouTube live video last night. You can still watch the replay of the video to see how simple it is to create this beautiful sunset background.
I started by stamping the water with my Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. Then, I covered the water with a sticky note, and brayered the top half of the card front with Daffodil Delight Ink. Next, I brayered the very top portion with Calypso Coral and then Terracotta Tile ink. Finally, I stamped the leaves in black.
To create the greeting, I had to perform a stamp-dectomy on my stamps. I very carefully cut the words apart. Then, I stamped each separately and cut them out before adhering them to my card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.