Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bright Scallops

Sometimes I get an idea and search for the paper to implement it and sometimes the paper itself inspires me.  Today's card is a combination of both methods.  I wanted to enter a card in My Craft Spot's challenge #49 - Spring Scallops.  I ordered a DPS, sight unseen, from JoAnn's when it was such a good deal I couldn't refuse.  It's from K and Company, Best of Brenda Walton.  It has a lot of bright colored papers and several pages of combined prints.  I knew I couldn't use them on a card as is so I cut them apart.  Then I used a fairly new scallop punch to make my card.

I worked the punch so the scallops alternated.  I started out with 5 strips but didn't like the background paper (the light green on the right side) showing so much, so I made 2 more.  I thought it needed more - a sentiment maybe? - so I took a scrap of the green and punched a tag (a new EK Success punch).  I stamped the sentiment with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and a PTI stamp.  The string tying it on is something I found in my ribbon drawer, sort of a boucle' looking ecru.  I tried various ribbons but nothing looked good, most of them being too overpowering and this string just seemed to fit.  I think it's bright and cheery and a good way to use an odd paper.  Wait until you see what I did with the strips that were left from the punch.  That will be posted in a few days.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Bobby, this is so pretty. I like how you layered it and brought it all together with string. I will be watching to see what you will be doing with the leftover strips!TFS!