Thursday, March 19, 2015

Using More Leftovers - CAS and Not So CAS - PP236

Using up some more of those leftovers I found on my craft table.  A couple of Clean and Simple Flower cards for the Paper Players challenge and one a little more involved..

All these cards are made with leftover scraps - even the card bases were already cut and ready.  This one's just a couple of pieces of dsp and a Susan's Garden daisy.

I had been playing around with this new Essentials by Ellen Blossom set stamping the flower in VersaMark and embossing with clear EP, then daubering on some ink to match the colors of the base and dry embossed panel.  I threw on a couple of leaves too.  Just left them flat this time.

This one is not so simple.  I took the leftover scrap from that Massa Leaf die cut because, even though it was not planned, it came out pretty well centered on that piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock. On the white underneath I used one of the stamps from the Essentials by Ellen stamp set - it's part of a flower - and stamped that in Wild Wasabi ink where the openings would be so the leaves had some interest. Again, the back of the purple flowers was three shades of ink schwooshed around on some white cardstock and then die cut with the darker die cut over it.

Because I wanted those dotted leaves not to be in competition with the leaves that came with the die set I just didn't add any.  Instead I used some little flower heads from another Susan's Garden die in So Saffron cardstock with some pan pastel centers to spice it up a little.  

Yeah, those colors above are really not what I see IRL even with doctoring but I hope you get the idea.  

I've got a few more, {who am I kidding?}, a lot more leftovers to put to good use.  Stay tuned.


  1. Lovely cards and how wonderful that you could use up your scraps in such a pretty way! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  2. A beautiful trio of cards. I love the look of the white flower against the purple background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.


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