Friday, February 18, 2011

Using Scraps

There are times when I emboss an A2 sized piece of cardstock, and then only use a portion of it for the card I'm working on, which leaves a lot of odds and ends of embossed pieces. This layout was from a recent sketch challenge I did, and it's perfect for those embossed pieces that might otherwise get thrown away. I stamped a scrap of plain white cardstock with Versamark, and embossed it with gold, then cut it into strips that I used to divide the panels. I also did the same thing around the edges of the sentiment mat, and embossed the sentiment with gold as well. This was quick and easy and I'll be making more of them. The embossing was done with the SU! lattice square, the Texture Fades damask, and a Sizzix ef. A little ribbon and gold beads completed this one!
I hope you're having a fabulous Friday! It's going to feel like spring outside today with highs near 70, but then there's a chance of snow again on Tuesday! I'll be enjoying the warm weather while it's here!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Carol

11 comments:

Benzi said...

Carol, what a fabulous idea for the left over embossed pieces. And, the gold embossing strips make it look so elegant. Clever you! Beautiful font on that sentiment, too. It's a beauty!

We've been near 70's this week, also. But, like your area, things are supposed to be ugly again. Well, I guess it is still February.

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol

Hugs
Anke

jimlynn said...

WOW! This is just beautiful! Love that look! So pretty.
Lynn

Diane Jaquay said...

Amazing how scraps can turn into such an elegant, beautiful card! Lovely work! Hope you're enjoying today's FABULOUS weather!

Sue from Oregon said...

Such pretty textures all together! I love white cards!

JD said...

This is so elegant and creative!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love this card. It is just beautiful. Everything went together so nicely. You are an extremely talented lady. I love that EF that is from Sizzix with the diamond cuts.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ohhh, I recognize the sketch, beautiful card Carol!

Elise said...

I'm just glad we can measure up together, so well in our inventory of embossing folders.... just in case you were wondering... ! Hee Hee

This is SO elegant! Your mixture of texture, that bold and memorable sentiment and WET embossing - it's just flawless! Great work, sweet heart!

Denise Marzec said...

Man-oh-man, I love how you use scraps!

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving all the texture on those scraps....what a beauty they came together to create