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.
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?
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.
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!