There are two things I believe in when I create. First is that you should challenge yourself to grow. Even if you feel overwhelmed or don't end up loving your project. You did it! It improveds your art. The second thing is to use up all those paper scraps. Almost every project I work on creates scraps. I married those two ideas in this card as part of the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.
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It's true--scraps can run all over you. To help I organize my scraps into 3 envelopes (plus a giant box which we are going to pretend doesn't exist). One envelope is called poetically "Scraps". It's full of larger scraps that could be card panels, die cut pieces, or elements on an art journal page. The second one is calld "Bitty Scraps". It has a lot of thinner strips that I can stamp sentiments on or join together to make a cool card panel. And the last one is called "Mono prints" because they are special hand designed papers--not necessarily cut, just tucked in all together to make them easy to find.
From the scraps envelope I found the scripty paper I used for my card panel and flower die cuts. From my bitty scraps I found the piece of corrugated blue cardboard, and finally from my cigar box (did I forget to mention that?) of ephemera I found the senteiment and enaamel jewel.
There were already blue splotches on the panel piece, but I continued them with a Tombow marker and I underlined the sentiment.
It's truly amazing what you can create with scraps. Save them. At least save the very best ones in a box, envelope or a stack on your craft table. You might surprise yourself in what you can create.
|die cut flowers from scraps|
Feeling enviromentallly virtous,
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