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Monday, August 17, 2015

Using my Stash - Field Flowers

I made this card using supplies from my stash.  You know, those old stamps you haven't picked up in a while, and that cardstock that has been sitting on your shelf staring you in the face.  Sometimes I get so excited about the shiny new stamps, and the latest & greatest whatever-is-hot-this-week, that I forget about some of my trusty old favorites.  For this card,  I used the (retired) Field Flowers set from Stampin' Up.  This is one of those fantastic 2-step stamps that creates the beautiful layers of color on the image.  I also used the (Free!) InkScape program to create an SVG file to cut the flower heads out with my Cricut so I don't have to fussy cut them with scissors.   LOVE that!

Details:  The card base is an oatmeal colored cardstock I had left over from another project, layered with chocolate colored cardstock from a paper pack, and then Vanilla Cream cardstock from Close To My Heart.  On the Vanilla Cream layer I stamped the JudiKins "artist signatures" background stamp in Bamboo, and inked the edges in Autumn Terracotta.  The leaf in the corners is from Magenta, and was stamped in Chocolate.  Using the Stampin' Up Field Flowers set, I stamped the stem in Olive, and the flower centers in Chocolate and Cocoa.  The flower head was cut with the Cricut, then stamped with Goldrush and Autumn Terracotta, and the center with Chocolate and Cocoa, then adhered to the card front with Pop Dots.  Ribbon and bow are an old Halloween ribbon from Michael's that I've had sitting around for a couple of years.

The only trouble with using stuff from your stash is that if you run out, there's a good chance you can't replace it to finish the project.  Like my ribbon, for example.   I made 20 of these cards, but ran out of ribbon, so some have a bow, and some just have the ribbon band.   Either way, I really like the way the card turned out, and it didn't cost me a penny!  Well, not recently, anyway.  ;)