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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

With Gratitude for Scraps

Thanksgiving will soon be here, and with it the end of my Thanksgiving cards for awhile.  Today's cards are more made without my Big Shot (however, my focals were cut before it broke) - and gave me an opportunity to be grateful for scraps. 

This first card used a scrap of textured orange paper for the background.  I cut panels out of a mat stack piece and drew around them with a gold pen.  To mat my focal, I used a scrap of black that I cut to size and used a corner rounder on. I don't know if you can tell, but the focal is actually two pumpkins.  One was cut out and mounted with foam tape on top of the other to add more dimension (and to hide the fact that I didn't like the way the color turned out on the other one. :) ).  A bit of ribbon and some stickers finish this card. 

This next card also starts with my pumpkin stamp, colored with metallic cream chalks - cut before my Big Shot broke.  (Fortunately, I should have it back in time to finish my Christmas cards!)  Anyway, to mat my focal, I traced one of my dies onto a piece of glittery card stock and then cut it out.  Using a gel pen, I drew around the embossed edge of my die cut focal, then glued it to the mat.  The border and decorative piece in the top corner started with scraps of my glittery card stock.  The background is another piece of Mat Stack.  A bit of ribbon, a Peel Off sticker, and some Jewel Dazzles complete the look.

1 comment:

Carol J said...

Very nice - that pumpkin stamp is SO cute and versatile. I did buy it but have only used it to make three of my cards for thanksgiving. Keep sharing, I love to look !