Friday, October 12, 2012

using up scraps (SSD, MIM, ABNH)

Chevron strips - lots of them.  And shipping tags (I use them often to stamp off onto, thinking I will use them later as a tag or part of a card.)  All laying around my workspace.  What to do?

The sketch challenge #149 at Skipping Stones Designs gave me inspiration.


Took a tag which had been stamped with acrylic paint.  Wondered if distress ink would resist it and was silly happy when it did.  Just one more reason to love distress ink!  Thus the tag element for the sketch.

Dies are amazing creatures.  Are you, like me, sometimes amazed by the byproducts?  Like the row of triangles left over when you die cut a chevron strip.  Of course you never know when you might be able to use them.  Thus the stripe element for the sketch.  Offset, cuz it's my newest fave.  Voila!


Most time consuming?  The bling.  Yellow?  Blue?  Small?  Larger?  Square perhaps?  Bingo.
And because I paid a bit more attention to the inside on this one, I'm playing at Papertrey's Make it Monday #86 too.


Ohh, just realized there is still time to hook up at A Blog Named Hero "White Out" challenge #13.  Everything here began life white!

Enjoy your day.



Supplies :
Paper: cardbase Papermania, CS Neenah, shipping tag 
Stamps: Hero Arts, sentiment Kaisercraft, inside PTI 
Ink: Distress Inks
Tools: die MFT
Other:  ribbon Sew Sweet, bling

7 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

wow - love, love , love the offset chevron - will definitely borrow this idea :)

The bling is perfectly placed & the inside finish is just right!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool card! Love the chevrons and the subtle silhouette image. The square bling is a great detail. Thanks for playing at SSD this week!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome!!! I love the chevrons on here and that image is so pretty on that tag!

Claire said...

What a stunning, crisp and clean card - the acrylic stamping has just given it that extra 'wow' factor hasn't it? Gorgeous

Jay Gee said...

How fun Maria. Love the tag and good to know that acrylic paint will resist distress ink :) Thanks so much for joining us at Skipping Stones Designs.

artful-notions said...

Have got to try this! My paints have set idle since I started stamping. Good to know I can still use them!

Katie Gehring said...

What a sweet, darling card! Thank you for sharing your talent with Skipping Stones Design this week!!

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