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Have you ever found yourself with bags of scraps left over from your days of making layouts or cards? Have you ever planned on organizing it all into different colors and patterns? Well I went out and bought special filing caddy and folders to do just that, but maybe what I needed to do was just make those scraps into something special. I recently found out from a friend of mine that you can make something that is called a “Scrapling” This is the piece of paper that you normally would trim off your 8 ½ x 11 paper to make two cards. So instead of putting it in a bag to file or use later, why not make a card with it from the leftovers that you just used to make your scrapbooking page!
Here is a sample of a Scrapling that I made using my Hero Arts stamps.
I just took 3 scraps of paper from my stash and cut them down to size, making sure that my white paper would fit on my gray cardstock. I took my white card stock and stamped flowers with H5481Classic Bloom/ Hero Arts stamp off to the side of what will be my front panel. I then took a piece of scratch paper and stamped the same flowers again. Then I cut them out to use later in my masking technique.
Masking is where you stamp an image, cut it out, and then place it over top of a previously stamped image to prevent other stamping or inking from going onto it. Hope that isn’t too complicated to understand!
- So in this case I stamped the flowers first on the white cardstock.
- Then I took the cut out flowers of the same stamp and placed over top. Make sure to add adhesive so the mask won’t move. Reposition able adhesive is the best to use here because you want to remove the mask and not tear the paper beneath.
- Once this was completed, I took my Ranger Blending Tool and Ranger Distress Ink of Broken Straw and blended right over top of the complete surface of the card.
- Then the edges were blended with Storm Grey to deepen the outer edge.
- Once done, I removed my flower masks and put them aside to use later. Once the mask was removed, I then took Tombo Markers # 553 & # 623 to color the flowers and to add shading. Flower centers were colored with #993 and shaded with # 905.
- Once coloring is completed the mask should be placed back onto the previous stamped flowers on your card panel.
- Once this is done, the S4878 Old Letter Writing/Hero Arts Stamp is inked with Black StazOn and stamped over top. Note: Now I didn’t mind the letter writing being on my flowers so I didn’t place my mask back onto my flowers, but you may wish to do so.
- Now that your card front is completed, add ribbon of choice and some bling to the front. Adhere to gray cardstock and then to your scrap of black folded paper. Voila! You’ve made a Scrapling!
Now that you have an idea of what to do to make these Scraplings, I would love to see what you can do! So I challenge you to make a Scrapling or 2 yourself and upload it here to my blog. Consider this my first Blog Challenge. All you have to do is add your link to this blog post and follow the instructions. The prize for this Scrapling Challenge will be a Gift Certificate from Simon Says Store and some other scrapping goody. The more entries the better chances to win! Please only submit cards made after todays' date. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011. Thanks so much.
Thanks for playing along and can't wait to see what you create!