Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Starring Off Cuts


A quick post to share a card I made for my Nephew. I don't know about you but I often end up with lots of strips of paper remnants, this was a good way to use some of them up. I roughly drew around the star die onto card then glued the strips of paper over it, by trimming them to slightly bigger than the drawn star. Once dry I then cut  and embossed the star, distressed the edges with inks and drew stitches around the edges. The background was embossed and distressed then pierced using a pattern making tool, instead of leaving just the piercing to show, something else was needed so I simply ran my fine liner over the piercing to fake some stitches.




The sentiment is some tape I bought from a local shop, the letters are clear and so the red card shows through from behind.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DOCB 46, for a boy,
Papertake Weekly, Anything goes,
PTT110, Die cuts,
Here Come The Boys 47, No stamps,
PIO9, Happy Birthday,
MIM130, Anything goes,
TPP135, In stitches.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



13 comments:

Chris said...

Fantastic idea! This looks amazing ,Julie! brilliant way to use left over bits! I've probably got enough to make about a million so i'd better get started! :))
Chris
x

DesignerDiva said...

Very clever and very frugal!!! I have a huge box of off cuts as I'm such an hoarder!!
Hugs Laurie xx

LeAnne said...

Clever stitched creation! I agree, it would be a great way to use up the strips and scraps! Thanks for playing with my "stitchy" challenge this week!

coops said...

so stunning julie.i love the stars and fabulous rich colours of the papers :D

xx coops xx

Linda R said...

Loving your card my friend. Lots of happy colors going on. I am sure it will brighten up someones special day.

Hugs~

Alysha Sheridan said...

Fab card hun Thank you for joining in at Here Come The Boys - hugs Aly xxx

Rusty said...

Wow thats fantastic!! very cleverly done and an amazing effect!! well done you! hope you are ok! X

Lisa S. said...

Terrific card and love the embossed background paper. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

CG said...

Wow, I just love this. The papers, the texture, the stitching... truly awesome! Thank you for joining our Birthday challenge at Pile It On. Best, CG

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.

Hugs,

Julia

Debs M said...

what a great idea - saw it on mim and came for a better look x

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card for the "No Stamping" challenge at Here Come The Boys Love the colours and layout as well as the embellies... using leftovers gives it a big tick too :-)
Thanks for joining us, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Woo said...

So glad you shared your lovely work with us at Here Come The boys! Thank you! Good Luck! Hugs Woo xx