Thursday, January 8, 2015

Scrap Busting for a Valentine

Happy New Year, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great one but it went by way too quickly.

This year I hope to do as much scrap busting as possible. I have folders full of patterned scraps, plain scraps and distress ink or experimental scraps left over from other projects and hope to reduce the pile considerably by the end of the year. So I pulled out some of my distress ink scraps in rainbow colours to make this card.


Distress inks - barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn, salty ocean and dusty concord


Last week I got Hero Arts Renaissance Heart die and couldn't wait to make something with it! So I die cut the heart in black and then in rainbow colours, added a large sticky label behind it and after trimming used the inlay technique to complete the heart.


Dies - Renaissance Heart (Hero Arts), Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp)
Stamp - Celebrate Everyday (Hero Arts)


The stitched background was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday set. The card is for my hubby so in order to keep it as masculine looking as possible resisted all temptations to add sequins, gems, or any other bits!

As I used something new in my crafty stash I'm submitting this card into Simon Says Stamp's Something New Challenge and a2zscrapbooking's New to You Challenge. I'm also submitting it into The Die Cut Divas Anything Goes Challenge.

24 comments:

Irene said...

Stunning! What a great use for the scraps and thanks for the idea to use a sticky label to adhere all of the small pieces.

Nancy said...

WOW! Heather you sure do make good use of scraps! So creative! I also have way too many scraps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lin said...

Wowzers, Heather, this is amazing! And I love that you used up some of your scraps! Well done!

Cindy C. said...

Wow it's a jaw dropping beauty!!

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous way to use up your colourful scraps! I just love the boldness of this heart Heather!

Lin said...

And back in my official capacity to say how much we appreciate your sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a beautiful heart, Heather! While I have tons of those little bits laying around, you actually do something with yours. Well done!!

maria f. said...

Such a beautiful heart!

Jessica Backer said...

Ooo, very pretty!

Jessica
http://creationkorner.blogspot.com/

Dawn Turley said...

completely stunning Heather.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, this is so pretty Heather! Thanks for playing along with the a2z challenge this month.

Barb Ghig said...

Really GORGEOUS card, Heather! I think the individual pieces look like stained glass...so pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at a2z Scrapbooking!

Monika Reeck said...

Heather
may i tell you
UNBELIEVEABLE
STUNNING
too clever
briliant heart I have ever seen
my eyes can not go again from my monitor
Please send this funtastic card for me or make a replika
this is sooo stunning Heather..
Do you still have my address
I love love love this heart card ...big hugs, Monika

Kristina B. said...

Super Cute! Love it! Celebrate Everyday is my favorite HA Set! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

Donna Idlet said...

Nice card! Love how you used all your scraps. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

Cathie Borowski said...

This looks fantastic and I am so inspired to look at all those bits of scraps I have. Thanks for joining the Diecut Divas Anything Goes Challenge. Cathie DT

Arlene said...

After my own heart using up those scraps. I love that you distressed the scraps. Wonderful card.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Heather!! I love, love, love your card. Its totally amazing. I have to give this a try. You did a great job. Thanks for joining us over at the a2z Scrapbooking Challenge.

Chark said...

stunning! love this, Heather! glad you entered it at a2z!

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... that is one rockin' heart ... love those vibrant colors ... so very glad you joined our new to you challenge at a2z scrapbooking.

Sandra Nicholls said...


Your heart is fantastic. A perfect use of the die. Thanks for trying something new and playing along at a2z scrapbooking.

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Ack - I'm dead of awesome over here. That turned out GORGEOUS! Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning card, Heather! So glad you joined us at a2z!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Heather -so intricate - looks like stained glass!! thanks for entering in the a2z challenge!

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