Ideas for all those practice background pieces

IMG_3215When I play with a new technique or idea, I end up with LOTS of trial and error pieces. Some I like, some… not so much. But, I can’t throw them out (unless of course they really are hideous and I couldn’t handle someone seeing such awful art) so I save them, and save them, and save them… well, you get the picture.

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Below is just a FEW of the beautiful pieces that resulted from my Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Starburst Sprays session. I absolutely adore the colors and the sparkle, obviously.

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After goofing around with different shapes and layouts, these are the cards I ended up with. They were all incredibly easy and used very few supplies.

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So now, it’s time to use all of those practice background pieces that accumulate while trying out new products. In the video, I demonstrate just a few easy ways to make beautiful cards out of leftovers.

 

 

SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS PROJECT

PAPER
Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White 110#
– 25 Pack
– 250 Pack

Gina K. Designs card stock
– Heavy base weight Black Onyx

CUTTING DIES
– Penny Black – Many Thanks
– Avery Elle – With Sympathy
– Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders
– Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics rectangles
– Spellbinders Small Rectangles
– Sizzix Dotted Squares
– Spell Binder Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

EMBELLISHMENTS
– Studio Katia clear round drops

ADHESIVES
– Ranger multi-medium matte glue
– Scotch ATG tape gun
– 3M Foam tape
– Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
– Xyron Create a Sticker – small
– Micropore Tape
– Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles (tips only)

MISC. TOOLS & SUPPLIES
– Tim Holtz retractable craft pick
– Marvy Jewel Picker tool
– Tim Holtz Tonic 9.5 ” craft shears
– Non-stick craft sheet

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– Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays

Please note:  I’m not currently affiliated with any retailer. I am providing links for your convenience to places where I purchase my supplies. I’m sure there are many places to buy these products. Please try and support local and small businesses as often as you can.

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