I may not have gotten 2 blog posts in last week but I will the next 2, yay! I did get 2 videos in last week & hopefully will be finishing up the mixed media canvas this week. Finally making a bit of headway in my schedule & creating. I am auditioning a new project tracking system customizable to how I work. This is week 2 & the flexibility helps when a busy day pops up & everything is in one spot so I am not tracking multiple lists. Yep, I’m a list keeper, it works for me.
Our Stamp of the Month card this week is a great card for gals or guys & a wonderful way to use scraps up & mix some patterns. I don’t often mix patterns so this card makes if fun to play with them. It’s a reverse pyramid design. Let’s take a look.
All these prints are from The Good Life Print Paper pack except the strip at the bottom. I used the same grassy stem from last week’s card on a scrap of Sweet Pear so piggy had some grass under his feet. Adding in the Barn Wall embossing folder made the perfect backdrop.
- Chambray Shirt card base cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ & folded in half.
- Tin Pail mat cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ & embossed with Barn Wall embossing folder. Attach to card.
- Pattern strips are all 1 1/4″ wide & cut into the following lengths: 4 3/4″, 4″, 3 1/4″ On shorter strip, I stamped the sentiment using Chambray Shirt ink.
- Small strip under piggy’s feet is 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ & stamped with Fresh Sage ink
- Piggy is stamped with Fresh Sage ink on Whip Cream and die cut
- Assemble as shown, popping each strip & piggy up with Journey Foam Squares except the “grass” under piggy’s feet.
Tip: You could easily reverse this design, shorten the strips & create a wedding or birthday cake, allowing you to use up a few more scraps in your scrap pile. Solid colors could be embossed with embossing folders to create interest & texture.
I hope this card brings a smile to your day & some ideas of using up your creative scraps.
Have a Fabulous Week!