Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Creating cards from "Leftovers"

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. Sometimes when I cook (which rarely happens!), I like to make a big meal so we eat the leftovers for the next day. I decided to use that same concept and create a card from the "leftovers". Here's what was left from some tags I recently made (and will share on the blog soon)...

I did a lot of distress ink blending on a piece of THIS cardstock and then spritzed with water to create texture (This was before I die-cut the tag image out). While the ink was wet from the spritz of water, I placed another piece of the same cardstock on top and pushed down. The ink that I would normally pick up with a paper towel, I transferred to the cardstock piece creating these backgrounds...

Speaking of leftovers, I used two pieces of cardstock for the backgrounds that were leftovers from a project gone bad. I just flipped them over and used the other side. No one will ever know that I messed up on the back. 


I cut THIS kindness die from some yellow and green fun foam and stamped a greeting from THIS amazing stamp set on to a piece of vellum using Black Staz-On ink. I die-cut the background using THIS die and added some shine to the kindness word using THIS shimmer pen. I finished off the card by adding an enamel heart for the "i" in kindness. 


I love the different results each side of the watercolor gives. Here's a closer look...

This photo captures the shine...

To continue with the leftover theme...I punched out hearts (as you saw in the first photo) from the scraps left from my project. I adhered them to the inside of each card to tie everything together...

I hope this inspires you to create some cards from your "leftovers". 

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:
*Note: I used a heart border punch by Martha Stewart that is no longer available. 

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