Monday, January 18, 2016

Scrapbuster Card and Color Throwdown #375

I'm back again!  Can you believe it only 1 day between posts!   As I mentioned in yesterday's post one of my goals for 2016 is to use some of my neglected crafting items.  So I thought it might be good to do some scrapbuster cards.  Okay so you may be asking what is a scrapbuster card?!  Well in my eyes it is a card that uses up little scraps of paper.

When I first started card making my card designs centered around patterned  paper and solid paper die cuts.  Then I got into stamping and using ink on my cards and my paper got neglected.  So when I saw Michelle's wonderful card I just knew it was perfect for those little solid scraps of paper that I can't possibly throw away.    Take a good look at this graphical beauty!

Check out the deets on her blog Here.   I just love how the focal point is tilted and the dramatic contrast of the bright colored cardstock against the soft stone background!

Trying to keep my trend of doing more challenges going I decided to duplicate this card but use the colors in the latest Color Throwdown Challenge.

 Here is what I came up with:

It's hard to tell in the photo but originally the birthday word die cuts didn't stand out from the background that much so I took a thin black sharpie and roughly drew in a shadow.  I took a photo of this in progress and that little bit of black really makes a difference.

I did emboss the sentiments but they didn't get raised much when heated.  Does embossing powder get old?  I've had this stuff forever and I could have sworn it was more raised in the past.  I added teeny tiny black rhinestones to the sentiments as a finishing touch.

I always try and make more than one card since I have everything out it is just as easy to make  4 versus one.  I had plenty of scraps left too.

I wanted something a little more bold and colorful this time so thus the rainbow die cuts on the black background.  I switched out silver rhinestones for black. I rounded both bottom corners too. 

Hopefully I'll discover more scrapbusting card designs and share them with you in the future.  I will label them as such so if you ever get tired of all your scraps collecting dust you can find my posts easily.

Supplies listed and linked below:
PTI Wonderful Words Birthday Stamps
PTI Wonderful Words Birthday Die
2MM rhinestones
PTI=Papertrey Ink

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Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful birthday card...I love how you added the multiple sentiments on the diagonal to create such an awesome design!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Tracie Pond said...

So vibrant and cheerful. Love the presentation on an angle.

Lori said...

Love these! The vibrant die cut words are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!