When trying to decide what I wanted to do I realized that purple is my favourite colour but I rarely use it as a base colour when making cards. For this reason I chose the base colour first - Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up!, then searched through my stash for patterned paper to coordinate. I thought Lily Bee Design's Head over Heels collection worked the best, and since I couldn't decide which sheets to use I thought I would use little bits of a bunch of them.
I started by using some scraps I already had, then cut more randomly sized strips. I tore the ends of each, then adhered them to a piece of kraft cardstock matted on cream. I took care not to adhere the ends, so once they were attached I could manipulate the ends of the scraps, tearing and curling until they were how I wanted.
I didn't size the strips lengthwise before adhering, instead once they were glued down I flipped the card front over and trimmed the ends to ensure the line at the top was even. I added some ribbon and some twine, and adhered the sentiment over the strands with foam squares. I couldn't resist inking the edges of the sentiment to make it stand out.
On the inside I cut a panel of cream, stamped a belated birthday message, inked the edges, and added two more strips. Since I stamped the message in the corner there is still lots of room to write.
This card was really easy and quick. The bright spring-y colours make for a cheerful card, and I love how the patterned strips kind of look like peeling wallpaper. This card is really fun and demonstrates a good way to use up leftover scraps, and a good way to avoid making decisions!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- The Pink Elephant - Clean and Simple
- Craft Your Passion - Dots and Stripes, either or both
- Ladybug Crafts Ink - Spots an Stripes
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Spring
- Allsorts - Colour Bingo - Ribbon, Stripes, Purple
- Pile It on - All About 's'
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla. Recollections Kraft. Lily Bee Design Head over Heels 6x6 Tiny Tablet.
Ink: Memories Black.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! On your Birthday
Ribbon: Hemp twine and purple satin ribbon from stash.
Adhesive: Snake Tape Viper
Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder.