Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scrunchy Scraps

A while back I had some scraps on my table that I neglected for a few days.  I pushed them around, picked them up, tossed them aside, and put them through a bit of abuse.  Why didn't I just throw them away?  They were the scallop edges from the Rosette Bigz XL Die!  Those make great embellishments so I held on to them.  

Since they were getting banged up I decided to ruffle and crinkle them a bit more and add them to a colorful Halloween card.  Of course Toxic Treats was on hand so I stamped my favorite image from the set on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The image had leftover black ink on it so I sponged a bit of Platinum Shimmer Paint here and there to create some interest.  I cropped the image with the coordinating Apothecary Framelit, sponged Razzleberry, Pumpkin, and Limeade ink, and then started layering away.

I have combined scraps of Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP with Floral District DSP to match my focal point witch.  Since my card was taking on a more colorful look I even added a Blossom Builder (Occasions 2012 Catalog) flower to finish it all up.

Check out the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop and see what paper crafters have been busy whipping up this week.


  1. That's cool you actually used your scraps! I love the Floral District/Howlstooth & Scaringbone dsp combo. Who knew? (I didn't!) Thanks for adding your card to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. I appreciate it!



  2. Love your card! So glad I'm not the only one that keeps those kinds of scraps because I just know I'll need them. You did a great job using them. TFS

  3. I am always looking for fabulous ideas to utilize the millions of scraps I have hoarded! Thanks for sharing the great idea! Your card is the perfect amount of shabby & chic & shimmer!!!

  4. I don't usually think of Halloween cards being "pretty" but you managed to pull it off! Love the use of scraps and the interesting and attractive combination of papers and colors!! Fun card!