Today's card is made with leftover scraps sitting on my desk. I love these kinds of cards, because I never know what the end result is gonna be. But 9 times out of 10, I'm really happy with it.
I had a one-layer clean and simple card made with Stampin' Up!'s French Foliage leaves that hadn't made the cut (so-to-speak). I had hoped to have the leaves "swirling" in the wind. But it just wasn't coming together the way I had imagined. I also had a scrap of Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper calling out to me, "use it or toss it"! (Hmm...does your paper talk to you?)
So instead of tossing them both out, I thought "hmm...I wonder what it would look like if I tore the edges around the leaves, and add it to a Cajun Craze background, with the Autumn Spice DSP scrap at the bottom? And there you go - love it!!! Plus - it was probably the quickest card I ever made!
Of course - I had to add ribbon. I tried both the 3/8" Twill Tape and Natural Hemp Twine separately and it didn't look quite right. So, "hmm... (I should have called this the hmm...card), I wonder how they would look together...GREAT!"
So, what's laying on your crafting table?
Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items available in Holiday Mini Catalog)
Stamps: French Foliage (#120845w or #121166c), Grateful Greetings (116511)
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Paper: Cajun Craze & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper (#120808)
Accessories: 3/8" Twill Tape, Natural Hemp Twine
Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE
Dawn's, Did you Know?...
Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake are three of SIX new Stampin' Up! Colors! When you purchase all six NEW COLOR inkpads - you receive an assortment pack of cardstock for FREE!