Wow, it's been an ongoing busy summer for me and I really had to challenge myself to come up with something really quick -- and I do mean fast -- and easy to have ready for posting only hours before leaving for Atlanta. Although I've had a lot going on, I didn't want to disappoint Sheila or myself (or you) by not finding enough time for my monthly project commitment; I hope to never have to cancel or postpone unless absolutely necessary! So, this project is not one of my best -- as I've always said I'm not really good with cardmaking -- but I needed something in a hurry opposed to nothing at all.
As I didn't have time to do any cut.files, set up a tutorial, or time to make any particular cuts, I headed to what I called my "crap" bin to see what I could come up with. Do we all save those drawers or boxes with sheets of paper we've made a small cut or two from to re-use the rest of the paper? Well, I do and that's how this card came together -- from scraps!!! Thus the post title -- "crap" scrap!!!
Taking an 8.50x 11 sheet of paper I'd previously cut a character from using the Home Accents cart, I cut around the image to create a 4x4.50 card front. I popped the card front onto a slighter larger (about 4.25x4.75) scrap piece of green cardstock and mounted it to a 4.50x5 card. I also save tiny pieces of cutouts to use as embellishments, so I used one for the center front of the card and one for the inside. My scraps created an interesting window-type card (I backed the open image on the front with acetate). Here're pictures:
To complete the card I added ribbon across the bottom, glued on a couple of Offray ribbon flowers, stamped "Thinking of You" on the bottom right-hand side of the card front, and then totally messed up using a Pearl Pen for the swirls...lol!!! It was my first time using a Pearl Pen, so I had no pre-practice in controlling the spacing and/or the amount of the paint flow from the pen in my free-hand drawing in advance. I'm going to throw in the excuse too that it was after 2 a.m. and I was somewhat "under the gun" when I was completing this card... heee-heee!!! Good excuse, right? To make matters worse, I attempted to cover up the mistake at the top of the card by adding more swirl dots, and that came out even worse!!!! So, I just stopped and left it as it was. Sooooo..., let's all pretend my swirls are just perfect, okay? Okay, okay, then how about acceptable... LOL! Regardless, I do hope you'll overlook my "pen" mistakes.
Overall, I do like it and think it's nice enough to send to a friend and that's exactly what I'm going to do! I hope you like it too.
I apologize for not having the time to be more elaborate and/or not having a more a detailed project this month, but I'll be working on making up for it next month!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great-great day!
I'll be seeing you!!!