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I don’t know about you, but I always have a lot of scraps after cutting card stock that I save. I especially have a lot of 1/4″ scraps because when I make a card, I usually use a 4″ x 5.25″ piece for the background on an A2 card which is 4.25″ x 5.5″. I decided it was time to use them on a card as a background.
To make this card I first took an A2 card base in Gorgeous Grape and added a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Highland Heather card stock (which gave me a 1/4″ strip) on it. Then I took a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock and added all those 1/4″ strips diagonally. The colors I used are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. I use strips larger than the piece of card stock. When I am done I use my Paper Trimmer to cut off the excess all at once. That makes them even on both sides.
Next, I used the stamp set called Sending Smiles and the Sending Dies to add the flowers and sentiment. If you use the bundle number to purchase these products you will get a 10% discount. I stamped the stems in Granny Apple Green ink and the flowers in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink with a Daffodil Delight center. Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered the stem to the card using Multipurpose Glue and the flowers using Dimensionals. Next, I cut the sentiment out using Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape card stock and layered them together. Before adding it to the card using Dimensionals, I first stamped the small sentiment on the card.
This is so fun! What a great way to use up scraps. I love that you just placed them on part of the card front – and where you placed them is PERFECT with the rest of the image and the sentiment. Great card, Susan!