Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry Christmas

Today's card was created for the Jingle Belles Holiday Leftover challenge. The challenge is to use leftover scraps of paper, an image or stamp you've never used, or little bits of embellishment you have lying around. One of my favorite leftover techniques is to use a punch to use up those little bits of paper from my 6x6 paper pads that you can really use to create anything else. For my card today I used a Fiskars hexagon paper punch and took all the leftover scraps from an old K&Company Susan Winget Christmas paper pack. It's a beautiful paper pack filled with gorgeous images in traditional Christmas colors but those little snippets leftover are really tough to use for things like paper piecing since they have larger images on them. The hex punch really gives me a nice way to use those hard to use scraps up and to create something pretty out something that might have been thrown away! Creating this card was easy. I simply started with a white card base and layered on some inexpensive evergreen cardstock from Hobby Lobby as a focal layer. I punched my hex shapes out of my scraps of paper and layered them onto a piece of tying paper that I created a grid on to keep my pieces straight. Once done I added a strip of the patterned paper with some more of the green cardstock followed by some more white for my sentiment. I stamped my holiday greeting in Versafine onyx black ink and added a few matte red sequins I picked up at the Dollar Store and called this card done. Easy peasy and so pretty! 


4 comments:

Lisa said...

Terrific festive paper, this is lovely!

Deepti said...

Awesome use of patterned paper :)

lauren bergold said...

ok that is ♥BRILLIANT♥ what a great use of scraps AND it's just a flat-out beautiful holiday card! (wow!) thanks for joining in our feast of "holiday leftovers" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

SmilynStef said...

What a brilliant idea ... it makes me want to go punch-crazy with my scraps ... love your design ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.