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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

When there's just one scrap of paper left...

I had been using a sheet of pretty patterned paper and ended up with one smallish piece left. In fact, this piece was just big enough to cover a card front, and I didn't want to put it into my "scraps" pile. The only solution, of course, was to make a card with it. And that's just what I did!

I found some coordinating solid-colored CS and went about making a Mother's Day card--because that's what the patterned paper made me think of.

For my flower, I tried something I had often seen but never attempted. I cut out the layers (unbranded die set) inked the edges, and then crumpled each individual layer into a ball.

I carefully unfolded them and glued the layers together with some Nuvo Drops in the center.

The leaves are an EK Success punch.

I had no more of the patterned or the solid pink CS left, so I cut a scalloped sentiment panel for the inside and just touched the edges of the scallops with a pink ink pad to give it a tiny bit of color.

This card will be put away to donate to the thrift store to sell next Spring. I like having some made up ahead of time, because those special days seem to creep up and surprise me.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day


Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - I haven't tried balling up my flower layers yet but makes them look realistic. The pinks match perfectly. And you used up that lonely scrap of DP.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That pretty dp sure made into a beautiful Mother's Day card! Nicely done!

Lynette said...

Very beautiful, Cheryl! Way to keep at it until you used something up! :)