A few months ago I joined a local rubber stamp club. We meet once a month at a local library, socialize, learn about local crafting events, do a group project, and have a card swap. I have tons of cardstock scraps left over from making Christmas cards, so I decided to make cards using mostly scraps. I made four cards, using 2 pink 8.5×11 cardstock for card bases, and 1 white 8.5×11 cardstock cut into 4 panels. The rest of the papers/embellishments came from my scraps basket.
First I chose what colors I wanted for a rainbow. I then cut small strips. I took printer paper and ran it through my Zyron machine, which puts adhesive on one side of the paper, essentially making it into a sticker. I stuck the strips down in rainbow order, snug next to each other. When I got to the top, I trimmed the paper, then die cut 4 panels with My Favorite Things large Stitch die rectangle die.
Next I used Simon Says Stamp Surely Stitched Die and cut out Purple Hearts. I decided on inlaying the purple die cut into the white paper. So I again cut hearts out of the white paper, flipped the paper over, and using washi Tape, I inlayed the purple heart into the white card base.
I die cut the panel into a smaller stitched rectangle, and stamped a sweet sentiment from My Favorite things Sending A Smile set . I loved how everything was looking, but wasn’t sure what to do next. Then it hit me- shaker cards. I had glitter paper scraps. I chose to cut hearts from these papers using Poppy Stamps Spendid Stitched Hearts die. I decided on paper hearts and not sequins to stay true to the paper scrap theme of the card. I used acetate to close up the heart window, put foam tape all over the back, then filled the window with hearts. I then closed the window with another acetate square, and mounted onto the rainbow paper. The cardfront was done so I adhered to the card base.
From thought process to ended, these cards took about 3 hrs to make. I’m happy with outcome. The card definitely makes me smile. I will keep this layout idea ready for another project.
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