Sorry it has been so long since I’ve posted. We got really busy at work and I wound up having to work more hours. Between that and the holidays, I haven’t done much crafting and less picture-taking. Anyway, as it is the end of 2011, hard to believe, I wanted to use up a bit of my scraps. Well, I tend to keep even very small pieces and usually go through my pieces in the colors I am looking for, so this isn’t something new.
I decided to do a blue New Years card, so I pulled out my blue scraps box.
The piece with the edge and the cut piece were in my blue scraps, though I cut the edged piece down a bit. So, everything but the base card came out of my blue scraps. I probably could have pulled out a piece big enough for the base, as well, but wanted to have a white card base.
I used my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to run lines of adhesive across the card approximately every 1/2 inch. Some were closer, some further. Then I started putting pieces around letting them hang off the edge. I started at the bottom as I knew I wanted the edged piece somewhere near the middle with pieces beneath it. There were a few “white” spaces, so I added a couple of the ends that were left when cutting the squares. As my pieces overlapped, I tried using some Tombow glue to get them to stick. At the top, I wound up with too much glue, and after it dried had to add another piece to cover up the sticky area.
When the adhesive was dry, I trimmed off along the edges of the card base.
Then I used glitter pens to write my sentiment on the last piece and attached it with Scotch Mounting Tape to make it stand out. After I wrote the sentiment, I did cut the piece down a bit to balance it.
The picture isn’t the best as it is night, but you can see the shimmer a bit on the dark blue embossed pieces.
Thanks for sharing some of your time with me today. I hope you have a safe and wonderful New Years!