How about another card for a friend made from scraps?  After all, we all agree we can save mounds of moola by ferreting away our pre-cut bits, right?  And one of my missions is to help you get more from your craft supplies.  A LOT more!

So here’s a different card that’s just as quick as this cutie I shared, and even uses similar scraps!  But it has a totally different feel.

Beautiful Bold Card for a Friend Made from Scraps and the Well Written Dies from Stampin Up

So I’m curious who you would give this card to?

If you thought, only a gal, I’m going to challenge you to think outside the box.  You choose something green for a gift for an unborn baby, right?  Well, Granny Apple Green could easily be unisex!  (And you have to admit, black never disappoints!)

Jo’s Design Elements for this Card for a Friend Made from Scraps

  • Embossing folders come to the rescue once again for a cool background design. This one is Beads and Baubles and I thought it mimicked droplets of water…you know, for the spritzed watercolour.  OK maybe a stretch, but it sounds good yes? 
    • Regardless, running your card front through your embossing machine yields yummy results – and saves on layers.  TIP: See exactly how to do this with my Tips’n Tricks video
  • layer the die cut word to achieve the shadow effect.  And switch it up – white behind black rather than the other way around
  • cut a leftover piece of water coloured background and frame it behind a scrap stitched rectangle – I spritzed the background after colouring with my Brights Stampin’ Write markers. TIP: I show you this technique here.
  • offset the main focal point on the bottom right, then overlap the sentiment
  • add a gleam of metallic thread for a final touch

Wanna see the inside?

Decorate the Inside of a Card for a Friend Made from Scraps with MORE Scraps!

This is actually a different watercolored background than the one on the front.  But here’s why it works:

1.Visibility – you can’t see it at the same time as the front one

2.Size – it’s much smaller than the front

3. Repetition – They’re both framed in a bold black

Over to You Stamper

Once again, it’s time to dive into your stamp space! Pull out your scraps!  Whip up a design!  Make it just like this one or create one of your own.

And if you’re short on scraps (?), or supplies, here is everything you’ll need.

Card for a Friend Made From Scraps

Catch You Later

I hope you’re finding this series on getting more from your craft supplies useful.  TIP: You can always see more hints by typing it into the search bar at the top.

Take a closer peek at that awesome watercolour panel.

Bright and Bold Card for a Friend Made from Scraps with Well Written Dies from Stampin' Up!

Plus be sure to stop by again soon.  I’ve got lots more ideas up my crafting sleeve for a card for a friend made from scraps!

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