Monday, 11 August 2014

Using up those Scraps #2

Hi everyone.

We enjoyed the lovely weekend with Andy home, take him to the airport today :-(

I did a little bit of gardening on the weekend, please remind me not to leave it so long to weed!  I only did the back garden and that took me 2 1/2 hours!  I still have to do the front, but that will have to wait, as it got too hot yesterday.

This card took me under an hour to make. I did it first thing yesterday morning when I was pottering around and in between wash loads.

Firstly, I cut three different scraps into strips of  3/4".


I used a base piece of card stock (from my plain scraps), I made sure it was big enough for two pieces for my 8" by 3" card.  One for the outside and one for the inside :-)


Covered the base card stock with double sided sticky tape - you could use adhesive card stock, but I don't have any :-) Then just added the strips of paper diagonally across the base.


Then I trimmed it and cut it to fit my card.


Stamped another piece of scrap with the bird and birdcage and added a little Thank You stamp underneath.


All the edges of all the layers have been inked with CTMH Cocoa.

I added a few pearl dots from Flourish with a Bling to finish of the front, and placed the image and sentiment up on foam dots and tape to add dimension.


For the inside I added the patterned background and a little panel, stamped with the bird, to write a message.


That's it, another quick card and using up my scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

32 comments:

  1. WOW, toll gemacht
    glg Gertrude

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  2. beautiful card Karon!
    Love that fun background!
    AWESOME job!

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  3. A fabulous card.Love the image and gorgeous colours.xxx

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  4. Fabulous card. Great papers. Thanks for sharing the background technique. I must give it a try.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. fabulous card Karon! May have to try this as I think I'm starting to drown in scraps that are so pretty I can't bring myself to throw them away lol!
    Kim x

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  6. Adorable and great ways of using up those scraps... I have tons of them and just waiting to find the time to do some quilt cards with them...LOL!

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  7. Such a cool way to make the background - love that it's diagonal! Very cute!

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  8. Gorgeous card Karon, thanks for sharing such a fab idea.
    Kevin xx

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  9. This is just gorgeous, Karon!! I love the background...I am going to have to try that!! I have so many scraps I need to use!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. What a brilliant idea Karon and it looks amazing too!! xx

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  11. This is fabulous and thanks for the reminder to use this simple technique, which I haven't done in quite a while. I like that you stamped on patterned paper too. That is not something I have ever done and I really like the look of it.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  12. Karon I love this, I love the long skinny card and the variety of pattern paper strips! Super!!

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  13. Karon, this is another beautiful use of scraps! I love the angular design and love how it resembles washi tape! :o) The stamping is so beautiful, inside and out. Gorgeous creation! I hope you have a great da y. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  14. I love this!! Beautiful card my friend!! I saved a couple of videos on making cards like this one but I have not tried it yet. Now I will .Thanks for the inspiration...I LOVE it!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  15. Gorgeous! Thanks for all your support and condolences hon, they really do mean so much to all of us.

    Hugs,
    Em x
    Creative Em

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  16. OMG!!! So creative!! Beautiful card!

    Susie

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  17. Another great card made with your scraps!
    I love the image of the birdcage with the bird, so cute.

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  18. Classy and very elegantly made card, particularly using up these scraps.. as always these are super colours..xxx ♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

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  19. Oooh, I love the diagonals. I think I'll have to scraplift this one, if you don't mind. TFS

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  20. Karon, this is gorgeous! Love how you made the background paper. Looks beautiful on that skinny card. Another winner.

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  21. What a fabulous idea for using scraps on a card! I'll have to give this a try as scraps tends to take over my craft space!!

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  22. Very nice and love that background. Great way to use up scraps.

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  23. Wonderful job! It turned out fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    CRe8n4u

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  24. LOVE the mix of papers here - bright and happy combo. Hope you are well, Karon.
    hugs, Asha

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  25. Fabulous background and a great way to use up those scraps:) I love the vertical card, lovely Karon!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  26. Hallo Karon, your card is stunning. I love the layout and the beautiful image. Anet x

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  27. Fabulous idea Karon......the mix of pattern papers are really pretty! Great card!

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  28. Loved this idea Karon...pinning it
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  29. I LOVE your card. You are sure putting those scraps to goo use. Thanks for sharing. Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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