I was playing with stamps and scraps today.  I know we all have the little pieces of paper left from trimming layers from card stock and usually I throw mine away.  But I have seen some beautiful cards made with laying a mixture of colored strips together as a background.  Brian King has done this a couple of times.  So I decided to give it a try.  I had already made the border with a stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and then tried to combine to two!


Detailed Dragonfly


So this is the result of combining the items from my stamping table.  A multi-colored dragonfly with a few posies hanging around.

I did not have a color inspiration…..it was more….what will go with these scraps I have?  HaHa!!  I do not think that is a normal method of color inspiration!  But I think it did work in this case.

  • I glued the strips on to a scrap of card stock at an angle
  • I die cut the detailed dragonfly from Pacific Point card stock, and again from the Whisper White card stock
  • I had already stamped the flowers and leaves from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set
  • I layered Pacific Point base card, and the Basic Black layer
  • I placed the multi colored scrap behind the Top Layer and once positioned properly taped it down.
  • I added the top layer to the Basic Black and added the Blue Dragonfly by placing a glue dot on the body and the head, but leaving the wings free.
  • I added some rhinestones for bling and All Done…


This card could be used for almost any occasion and was such a fun card to create.  I will definitely think of my strips of “trash” card stock differently from now on!  I hope you will give this a try and please show me your results.  I would love to see what you come up with.

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