12 January, 2013

Use Up Your Scraps!

It's my turn to provide some inspiration and to showcase a Funky Hand product (or two) and I thought that because its a New Year and we all set ourselves (unrealistic!) New Year Resolutions to use the stash that we have, I'd better do what I say, and I've made these cards:

I've actually made a few more than the photo shows, but you get the idea!  I've cut a sheet of A4 card in half to make two cards and used an X Cut facy die for the scalloped bottom edge.  Lightly inked in black around the edge and then added a faux stitched line with a fineliner black pen.

The bunting has been made with offcuts from wordbooks (Retro Fun) and bits left over from normal cards (Funky Daze) - I get a lot of requests to make the wordbooks and I hate to throw away the bits I cut off especially as at least one side has been printed on.  I simply cut some strips and then measured 2cm for the top of the triangle and then cut!  Layered onto a base colour, glued in place with silicone glue and then added the bows of embroidery thread afterwards.

I also dotted a black spot with a Sharpie marker and then dabbed glossy accents over the top.  The sentiment stamp is a Studio G acrylic 99p set and as I sent very few Christmas cards, I decided that I'd be sending Spring cards instead.  Mainly because I ran out of time (kids had something on nearly every night and each weekend from mid November onwards) and I thought that Spring cards would stay displayed longer!

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  1. These are so lovely Ruth.Love the clean lines.Such a great way to use up your scrap pieces and the best bit is that nobody knows that they were made with offcuts.Hugs Debbie x

  2. What a great idea, Spring cards. Also a great idea to use up your scraps, of course only you could make 'scrap' cards look so amazing. Fab tip, and technique Ruth.
    Anice xx

  3. Lovely crisp design, Ruth - works beautifully with the shaped card


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