Someday scraps

Breezy green

If you read Godelieve Tijsken’s  blog,  Stamping Matilda you will know I have borrowed the title of her regular Sunday post but changed it slightly. Each week she gathers scraps from her work table, creates something from them and posts it on her blog under the title ‘Sunday Scraps’. It is always interesting to see how she has made use of leftovers. I am nowhere near organized enough to have a project made from leftovers every week but I recently started saving my stamped scraps in the hope using them in a project someday. After checking with Godelieve I decided to call my post “Someday Scraps” ; you never know it might be come a regular thing. If you are not familiar with Godelieve’s blog you need to go there right now because it is full of wonderful creations which are very innovative and artistic.

Having said all that, I haven’t really created a new card from scraps the way Godelieve does. A few weeks ago I made a one layer card for One Layer Wednesday which was inspired by packaging. You can see it here. When I was making that card I tried embossing the white berries before stamping the green leaves and vice versa. Which ever worked best ( sorry I don’t remember) became the card for One Layer Wednesday; the other trial became the scrap you see here. I took the scrap and changed the orientation. I also added some sponging to make the berries pop a little more and mounted it on a white mat on a green cardbase. In my ribbon drawer I found a very wide piece of organza ribbon so I cut a piece off and attached it across the panel before adding a sentiment.

I now have a little box beside my worktable with “Someday Scraps” in it. You might see them someday…


Stamps: Breezy,  Foliage FancyWinter Berries(PB)
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout & Versamark  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match papers “Olive Green”
Also: White embossing powder, Olive organza ribbon

OLW 132 Inspired by packaging

OLW 132 Inspired by packaging

Hopefully this challenge is not a hard one. So many products we buy are beautifully packaged; I am sure you will find inspiration all around your house. Some of the herbal teas I drink come in lovely boxes and I had planned to take inspiration from one of them but the brand I have right now is not so inspiring. After browsing the shower gels and shampoo bottles I settled instead on a tiny piece of packaging my daughter received with a gift  a couple of days ago.

Earring packaging

I like everything about this little card mount for a pair of earrings. The colours are restful, the layout is balanced and the sentiment bold, but not over powering. Packaging is great inspiration to try something you wouldn’t otherwise. I rarely use white on beige or ivory cardstock but is is very elegant. I would never have thought of adding a tiny bit of pink in the sentiment and nowhere else but it works.

OLW128 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock. No other layers allowed.

2. Make a one-layer card inspired by some packaging.

3. Post your cards online and link to them using the InLinkz button at the end of this post.  If you link  to your blog, be sure to link to the specific post, not just your blog’s main page.

4. Have fun


Stamps: Breezy, Kate’s AlphabetWinter Berries(PB)
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Angel Pink & Versamark  (Tsukineko)
Also: White embossing powder

Masking Fluid Resist tutorial

The card above was created using the Masking Fluid Resist method and the Penny Black stamp Breezy. A tutorial outlining the method is featured on Splitcoast Stampers today. Below is the video version of the tutorial, the first video tutorial I have ever done. I almost didn’t make it as the first few attempts were not good. I persevered and my clever 11 year-old son did all the editing. Masking Fluid resist is a method I use for creating snowy scenes usually, but I couldn’t bring myself to create a snowy card in spring!