Welcome to a Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!
It’s been awhile since a group of us from the Practical Scrapper days got together to host a blog hop. Did you miss us?
So glad to be a part of it again!
These blog hops are designed to help you (and us) dig into those older items and get them used up. Your stash isn’t doing you, or your crafting, any good unless you use it, right? You may be arriving here from Majken’s blog. If not, no worries. Just follow the link at the end of this post that will take you to the next blog in the line. You can continue to follow the links in each post until you circle back. Enjoy all the inspiration!
Today I am sharing how I used up the rest of my July 2016 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. So not an older product but if you saw my Crafting on the Go video, you know that I have a large stash of these kits! If I can kill one before the next arrives, I consider that a good thing!
These were the four cards I made with that Crafting On the Go Kit. You can read more about it here. At the end of the video in my post I showed you four more card bases that I had prepped. Want to see what I made with them?
For these I decided to let the patterned paper be my guide. I’d fought a bit to make those first four cards. I don’t know why exactly. Maybe I’m rusty on using a kit of supplies. Maybe the patterned papers weren’t really my typical style. Maybe I was just suffering from some missing mojo. Who knows? Point is, when I sat down to make these cards I purposefully let the papers speak to me.
Just add bling
You can not get more simple than this!
I added some gems to accent the flowers in the patterned paper and a sentiment stamped onto a banner cut piece of the white cards stock and THAT IS IT!
And yet it feels complete to me.
Stamp, splatter and bling
It’s probably hard to tell now, but the background pattern was originally only the dark purple splatters. I added the large flower from the stamp set in black, smaller flowers in Steel Blue and Goldenlocks, and then splatters of Goldenlocks ink for good measure.
For the sentiment I stamped it on some white card stock in Steel Blue, but it needed a bit more presence so I punched a scrap of yellow patterned paper to mat behind it. Some yellow coloured gems from my stash finish things off nicely!
Tie a ribbon on it
I stared at this one for a bit before the inspiration hit.
I had liked how the yellow splatters looked on the previous card so added some in Steel Blue onto this one. It still needed something along the bottom but a strip of patterned paper wasn’t the answer – I tried several! Then it came to me that I needed a fibre of some description. In my stash is this purply-grey tulle ribbon from my wedding invitations (yep, really digging into that stash today!) Tying a simple bow and then adding some gems did the trick.
Oh, and the sentiment was originally stamped directly onto the background but I didn’t like how the ink bled so I restamped it in Stazon, punched it out (that punch was still sitting on my desk after all) and popped it up directly over the previous, failed stamping. If I hadn’t just told you, I don’t think you’d be able to tell. Shh! Let this be our little secret!
Simple stamp additions
Another very simple card. All I did was add a few stamps from the stamp set and embellish them with stickles and glitter. The vines are stamped in black, the star shaped flowers in Steel Blue and little dots in Goldenlocks. I tried to add little dots of glitter to the centres of the flowers using Glossy Accents and a pot of glitter from a previous kit that I had on my desk. But it didn’t really work. I think it’s actually embossing powder! Oh well, clear glittery Stickles to the rescue!
There you have it! In total I’ve made eight cards from this kit and this is all I have left.
Most of one piece of white card stock, both pieces of water colour paper, several scraps of patterned paper, the inks, the stamp set, and the water brush pen (not pictured here). I think that’s pretty good! I will call this kit killed and return these items to my regular stash now.
I hope you learned something from my struggles and my process for taking inspiration from the papers.
Now you are off to Lyne’s blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop.