Monday, July 27, 2009

Another Scrappy Card

Still working on the Scrap Heap. I have my quarter of the pack of papers I cut into for my Blogiversary giveaway, and it sits on top of the heap and taunts me. I used some of it on a card at the bottom of yesterday's post, and I used two more of the patterns for this card:

One of my fellow crafters at the market asked me to make a really pretty card for each of her sisters, but she wants something snarky on the inside. (I like how she thinks!) This is one of the possible designs, and we have chosen the sentiment for the inside. I'll make a different outside for the second card.

The outline of the designs on the top piece is dark purple (well, if it really isn't, it is now), so I grabbed some Elegant Eggplant from my purple pile to use as a layer. I had a minor crafting crisis when I realized after about 20 minutes of searching that I must have sold my wide organza dark purple ribbon. What was I thinking?! Didn't I know back then that I'd eventually need that very ribbon?! I suspect this is why we hoard - you just never know when you might need something.

I was forced to come up with Plan B, and being the Queen of the Save, I used a strip of the purple card stock as a band across the seam of the two pieces of paper, and I tied a white ribbon over that. Definitely okay, if I do say so myself, and I just did!

The whole thing is mounted on a 5 1/4" pale green base. I re-discovered a bunch of 12x12 card stock, and I have added it to the pile of things I want to use up so I do not need to find them homes in The Other Room. I managed to use 2 pieces of it yesterday. Yay!

At the last second, I decided to add the sentiment, and I stamped it in Elegant Eggplant Craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Done!

I actually started another stash card last night before I began to nod off, and I hope to finish that tonight. I'll be sure to show it off when I do!

Don't forget to enter my Spot The Mistake contest. The prize will be from my stash, and it might even be something good this time!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am so proud of your persistence to work on that scrap pile. I like this square card! Cool patterns. I love elegant eggplant, though I rarely use it.

    12 cards in one day? Holy Carp, Batwoman :)

  2. It's a very pretty card you made. I'm amazed every day.

  3. As you already know, purple and green is one of my fave colour combos and this is a gorgeous example!!! BUT...what's the snarky sentiment for the inside? Have I missed it or did you not share it? I am waaay behind on reading your blog (bad friend that I am) so I shall go through and see if I can find it :)


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