Thursday, June 30, 2011

SOS challenge the 6th!

I made two cards last night that fit the bill for the 6th challenge at the SOS blog: Scrap Attack! The challenge this week is to...
Use only scraps for your project - (card base or similiar "base" ok to use new) but use some of the scraps- paper, ribbons, the odd sinlge embellishment, etc OR recycle something- redo a former card, use something that was intended for a different purpose- ribbon from a package, coffee cup sleeve, corrugated paper, button from a shirt, etc. Be sure to note in your post how your entry fits the challenge!*
This was the first card I made while sifting through my bin o' parts... I had a couple of the Top Note dies, and a few pieces of old olive with the scalloppy border, and figured those went together, then what? I went to my "DSP bin" and found a piece of 4"x probably 6" or 8" that was from an old retired SU pack, and thought htat together they'd look all right, so trimmed that up. I overlapped the scalloped border pieces so they fit the Top Note, and mounted that all on the DSP layer, and mounted it on a Delightful Daffodil base from the 'pile o' card bases'*. The yellow in the DSP is So Saffron, but I think it's ok, no? Anyway. In ANOTHER bin of bits & pieces (oops?) I found the little green bit, stamped thank you on it, and punched a hole with the crop-o-dile & threaded some scrap ribbon through & tied a cute lil bow. I offset the sentiment with the scalloped side, and quite like how it turned out. Funny, took me forever to make what looks like such a simple card (especially when I didn't have to punch or really cut anything!!)

And then because I had a second Top Note cutout, I went sifting through my DSP cut-piece bin (aka scrappish pile) and found the soft suede piece (from a CHRISTMAS pack of DSP. woo!) - already cut to almost perfect size, and thought that it set off the colors in the top note nicely. But what to use for a card base?? I went to my handy pile of pre-cut card bases* and found the turquoise.. there actually isn't turquoise in the paper, but the brown is bold enough to kinda hide that fact, and make it look like they go together :P I found a decent length scrap of soft suede ribbon in the ribbon bin, put that on, and then then punched the little brown and pink pieces for the sentiiment (both from scrap of course) et voilĂ ! A second card was born! 

*Both cards fit  the 'scrap only' challenge - no full pieces of paper were cut into, parts were either existing or from larger pieces of scrap, ribbons were in 'ribbon bit pile'

**Whenever I cut into a 'virginal' piece of cardstock, and leave more than half a page, I cut a 4.25"x5.5" piece and put it in my 'card base pile'.


Leslie Hanna said...

Oooh, a two-fer! Good job! I like that you DIDN'T try to match the blues in that second one. It's a great example of using' what ya got, and it WORKS!

I like your card base heap idea, and I have a mini one of neutrals created from one day of "cleaning", but I find putting a 1/2 piece of colored c/s back in with the rest of the pack works better for me. Plus, where would I put a base heap? ;/

Thanks for playing with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Paige said...

Two great cards! Thanks for the tip on cutting card bases for future use. Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Deena said...

these cards look to be the perfect way to use up you old odds and ends! Thanks for joining in at SOS this week to show us your creation!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Two cards? TWWWWOOOO?! Well, aren't *WE* Miss Little-Over-Achiever? ;) These rock, Chelle! Both very pretty, not overly complicated cards. Easily replicated, too. BONUS!

I have no room for a card base heap, but awesome idea. Maybe someday I'll be organized enough for that. :D

Thanks for playing along with us at SOS.