Using Scraps and Stamps
Many of us paper artists have a stash of paper bits. These scraps of paper may not be big enough for a project all on their own. But when you collect them by color group these bits and pieces can be used to make beautiful projects.
Here is what I do with my scraps. I have a bin beside my work desk. When I have a scrap that I'm done with in my project I drop it into the bin. As the bin gets full and usually overflowing I will stop and take a little time to pull some bits out and sort by color. I then put these scraps into 12 by 12 scrapbook pockets or folders by color and store these on a shelf.
These pockets of yummy bits and pieces are then used in projects. Today I decided that I would pull out a few of these bits and show you how I use these.
Pulling out a few bits from my what scraps and a piece from my black. I cut these down to the size I wanted for my card.
I stamped the Happy Anniversary with Alabaster Pigment ink on the black, then stamped the swirl image just above. Once the image was dry - can be heat set to speed up the drying time. Used a corner rounder and then went around the edges with the white ink pad. This was set aside to dry.
Taking two pieces of paper that were cut to ATC size 2.5 by 3.5 inches I placed these side by side in my Misty. Placed the Botanical Background stamp on top so that the Misty could pick up the stamp. Then inked with Detail Ink - Raven. Stamped the image, removed stamped pieces from Misty.
Go around the newly stamped ATC size pieces with the black ink. Set these aside.
The Dove is a metal piece die cut from an aluminum can (a soda drinking can). I cut the can using sharp scissors while wearing protective gloves. The piece was then die cut with a steel rule die. Chose an embossing folder and ran through my Sizzix machine.
Take the metal dove and mash the black detail ink on it until covered to your liking. If you want the ink to spread more, spray alcohol over the top. Heat set with a heat tool.
Layer the pieces on the card. Stopping to add black detailed ink around the edges to give the card a distressed look. Splatter Black Tattered Angels Glimmer mist all over the card.
Here is a video of the process, which also includes other colorways of this card.
Look at your Scraps differently. Before you know it you will be using scraps and stamps more in your creations.
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- Linda Israel