Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scrappy Stripes

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I made this card for a couple who have been through a very difficult time recently.


I started with the base panel, which had been made some time ago using snippets of paper and gluing them to a card layer sized base - this can be done over some of those oops pieces that sometime occur - at least they do in my studio!!

I decided to emboss that layer before anything else, and as is so often the case, the embossing folder was a tad shorter than my base, so to overcome that, I tied the silver cord around the blank areas, which takes the eye off the lack of embossing.


I stamped the scripture on a snippet of blue card, that matches the partial layer behind the main one, and die cut it with a M.B stitched die
I tried mounting it on blue sparkle card, but it looked flat, so then tried the pink and it worked!


The final detail was a couple of strips of bling in the corner.


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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

awesome Maxine

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a wonderful use of all those skinny little bits we can't bear to part with, love the embossing and the silver cord... have a wonderful week... Megan

Glennis said...

Great use of snippets Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, lovely sentiment for someone in hard times. Nice of you to make a thoughtful card like this. xx [aNNie]

brenda said...

A beautiful creation Maxine and I am sure it brought great comfort to the couple.

B x

Monika Reeck said...

woow you made looks like quilting those papers
great idea to run through the cuttlebug Maschine
great idea of the BG Maxine
nice sentiment too..beautifully made
hugs
Monika

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, what a treasure.... looks like a well loved quilt. Awesome use of so many pieces of DP! And the Scripture is perfect!

Di said...

Beautiful card Maxine and such great use of snippets too. Such a lovely thought as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful way to use up your snippets! Think they like it! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

I have a lot of oops moments x Gorgeous background enhanced with the dry embossing. Beautiful sentiment and so perfect for the sad occasion x

Katrina Brown said...

Such a lovely card with that quilted look! Such a warm and beautiful way to highlight this verse! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Anonymous said...

Love the card, the paper scraps, the "recycling", the entire thing...
I sure wish I could Pin this on my PINTEREST boards... LOL, I have one called CARDS from Scraps...
I would LOVE to Pin it there...
(Please. S. This is Like.r. Smith from fb pgs...)

Anonymous said...

Send blessings to that couple as well for me... L.r.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card and to think it's all made with scraps and leftovers. The stripes make me think of a much loved quilt.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. that is ART made with scraps indeed! Gorgeous card Maxine!

Loll said...

Fantastic way to use up snippets of paper, Maxine. Your "quilted" background is so pretty. Great mix of paper and the design is awesome. The lovely scripture is sure to bring comfort to your friends. xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful background and sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

Dotstolines said...

Lovely creation and use of resources! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craftroom Door ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again and good luck!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi- DT
Dots to Lines

Fran said...

A very pretty and unique card!
Hugs, Fran

Meg said...

Love the quilt look! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

Eve's Card Designs said...

This is lovely, I am sure that the couple appreciated it very much. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Cobnut Crafter said...

What a clever use of your snips of card - I really must try this technique as I love the effect with the embossing folder. x Anne

Juliet A said...

Your background is gorgeous - no one would ever guess it is just scraps. Thanks for entering the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Neet said...

Isn't it funny how crafters can overcome mistakes and things that cannot work. Love how you used the silver cord. Great card and such a lovely verse. Perfect for someone who has had a difficult time.
Blessings to you, Neet xx