Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Quick Wave Card

This simple card is made from the offcut from a project that I finished up today (but you won't see that one until Thursday).  I hate to waste anything and I love the bold graphic look.
I needed to cut some waves for my other project and placed three rows of the wave border from the Life is a Beach cartridge on a single mat.

This is the piece of cardstock that was left after I removed my wave cuts. 

I used my Creative Memories Precision Point Adhesive to add glue to the design cuts and let the glue dry to clear.

Then I carefully positioned the offcut on a plain white A2 card.  I aligned the wave ends on the right side with the right side of the card.  Once I smoothed everything down I made a few snips to cut off the excess.

Sometimes a bit of adhesive will get on the front of your card elements.  A handy tool to have to take care of this is a gum eraser.  Creative Memories sells them as "pick up squares" because they will lift off excess adhesive to make your projects look neater.  Mine is a bit dirty right now.  You can snip off corners as you use the eraser to expose a fresh area that will clean up adhesives.  These are available for a dollar or two in most art supply stores and craft stores with art departments.

The card could be embellished, but I like the pure simplicity of the images.  This card would be great to jot a quick note to a friend.  You can be happy knowing that you used up something that otherwise would have been discarded.

Thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving on my review of the Martha Stewart Score Board.  If you want to be included in the giveaway, please leave your comment on the original post - here is a LINK.  Those responses are the only ones that will be included in the drawing.

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  1. I love the ombre-effect of the top card. I'm not familiar with CM Precision Point Adhesive. I have a couple of adhesive removers from other companies and they are among my favorite tools. I didn't know to cut off the ragged corners though. TFS : D

  2. I love it's simplicity, sometimes, we (I) get all wrapped up in adding all the extra elements when we don't need to. I'm going to keep this card in mind, so I know that simplicity is just as beautiful when making my cards & definitely SB pages. Great card!

  3. I love how you used the scraps, it's like creating a card for free! Now, I used to have a "pick up square" I purchased years ago (we're talking over 10 years!) and I just can't seem to find it, guess it's time for a replacement! lol

  4. You card looks 3D when you first look at it. It's stunning and yet so simple. I really like it. I don't know what Creative Memories Precision Point Adhesive is. Is that like using a Xyron machine?
    Mary Ann

  5. Hi Mary Ann,

    The Precision Point Adhesive is a type of glue pen - I went back and added a link so you can see more about it by clicking the name. It is my favorite adhesive for small cuts or intricate parts of a cut.

    This really is the simplest of cards and I love to use up my "leftovers"!

  6. I love your card and the wave one too. Actually I'm more a beach fan than an owl fan and I can't wait to see tomorrow's too!

  7. Thank you for reminding me to use the negatives more often! Need one of those gum erasers myself!


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