Monday, May 4, 2009

Using some "leftovers"

After a long and frustrating couple of days trying to solve the "technical difficulties" that some people have had in viewing my videos, I have come to the conclusion that I just can't make it work for everyone using the programs I am currently using. Many people are able to watch the videos but there are just too many variations in computer systems and I can't seem to get it to work for everyone. I am looking into upgrading my software and changing the file format. I am hoping to be able to do this without spending a lot of money - wish me luck!

In the meanwhile, I really needed to get to my crafting space and make something!!! I do enjoy working on the computer but when you get to technical overload it is time for some "hands-on" paper therapy!

Remember these extra frame strips that were left from the Graphically Speaking cards I made for the card swap? (here is a LINK to that post) I told you I would save them to use on a future project - so I used a few today.

The photo above is of the full sheet remainder after cutting four card toppers per 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock. I also saved these sheets - they could be used for a full page layout or cut into pieces for use on cards - today I cut up one of the sheets.

First, I cut a portion of the scalloped edge to fit two sides on an A2 (5.5 x 4.25 inch) card (the right and lower edges). Then, I added white dots at the point of each scallop with my Uniball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen.

Next, I added two sections of the thin frame leftovers and also dotted these with my white pen. Black, red and white together always look "French" to me. I looked around to see what odds and ends of card stock or paper I had around. I found the perfect piece of black, white and glitter cardstock from a DCWV mat stack called "All Dressed Up."

Here is a closer view of the paper - the glitter centers to the flowers are already on the paper - no waiting for Stickles to dry on this card!

I will most likely add a small stamped or hand written greeting in the lower right corner using white ink. I haven't decided yet what I will use this card for so it will stay in my stash like this until I am ready to send it to someone.

It is fun to see what you can make with all of the bits of paper that could have ended up in the trash!

1 comment:

  1. You amaze me with leftovers! I love the red, white and black together.


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