Thursday, September 20, 2007


I love nicknames! I love them so much I even give my self nicknames. When I became a demonstrator I gave myself the nickname "scraps" because I loved -- can you guess? - yes, that's right, scraps! So when I needed to put together a quick card for the blog while my customers were stamping their Christmas cards, I reached for scrap pieces of the Autumn Fest One Sheet Wonder I worked on this weekend. I had several narrow strips left over, not really wide enough to make a decent boarder or even an accent, but a little too nice to just throw out. So I decided to create a background with them. I took a panel of Ruby Red card stock and adhered the strips to the card stock on a diagonal with SNAIL. I added an old olive mat and adhered the whole thing to a so saffron base.

I stamped the Get Well Soon sentiment with Old Olive Craft ink on more mustard card stock and added an old olive mat. I centered the sentiment on the card, but it was still missing something. So I reached for the delicate little leaf stamp from Lovely As a Tree and stamped a boarder pattern on the so saffron card base with so saffron classic ink. I also stamped one leaf on the sentiment piece. I needed some sort of coordinating ribbon and decided that Ruby Red would be perfect. Of course, Stampin' Up! does not sell Ruby Red ribbon. No problem, I just took a piece of whisper white ribbon and my ruby red marker and in a few seconds I had ruby red grosgrain ribbon. I tied it into a know and attached the knot to the card with a glue dot. Obviously I wouldn't (and couldn't) make this card every day, but i do like the fact that I managed to use most of my OSW scraps!


Anonymous said...

excellent use of scraps.. scraps!!!

nice card!

Lisa said...

Very creative use of your scraps, Diane! And gorgoeus card, too! :)