Thursday, May 08, 2014

Serendipity & printed backgrounds

Was needing a few birthday cards for my stash so I decided to check my "to be used" bucket to see what I could use as a springboard.  There is always so much there that can be used!!
I started with the die cut I created when I made this card.  I started with a blue card front, layered on a white embossed layer, added the serendipity die cut and tied on a coordinating blue ribbon tucking the ends under the white layer.   I cut a laser printed greeting using the same Deco Label Framelits (SU) set I had used for the serendipity layer in the smaller size, embellished it with a bit of watercolour and added to my card using 3D foam tape.  I love that serendipity technique!  Here is a Pinterest posting with LOTS of links!!
For my other card I used a piece of colour printed background paper in white and blue. The Damask background image is from CLKER.  I cut it up into strips and glued it to the front of a blue card.  I found a strip of blue cardstock that matched in my scraps, embossed it, flagged the end and added it to my card.  I embellished the die cut greeting with watercolour and added it over the strip using 3D foam tape.
Two fairly quick cards using what I had in my stash!!
It is always a good idea to challenge yourself to create cards using your stash of bits and pieces!!  They are usually unique and fairly quick because some of the work is already done!!


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