I've been cleaning out my scraproom and discovered I have so much more paper and embellishments left from scrapbook workshops than I ever imagined. Before I add to the collection with the newest items being released on August 1st from Close To My Heart, I thought that during the month of July I'd show projects I'm making to USE IT UP!! I plan to highlight stamp sets, paper, and embellishments that are being retired. (Check out the retired list I posted earlier today-some of the items I used are already on the "Unavailable" list.)
The first card uses Avonlea papers and the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. I wanted to add more texture, so I found that the green panel fit one of my 5" x 7" embossing folders, Cuttlebug "Mary Ann."
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise. The Avonlea papers were matted on Chocolate cardstock and all papers were scissor distressed, highlighting the white core. I added some purple pansy cardstock for the sentiment mat that I cut using Cricut Artiste (Accent 3 Shift "B" at 2.5"). I had really overlooked the sentiment in the past because I had it filed away with my Christmas stamps instead of my Faith stamps. It is such a beautiful verse of encouragement that can help in many situations. Trusting God with ALL of my heart to work out situations is not an easy task as an adult. Having faith like a little child, envisioning Him as a father, reaching out a little hand to take His to be led where He takes us, gives me new perspective.
Other retiring embellishments include the Chocolate Waxy Flax and silver edged button that I placed on top of the already retired Petal (lavender) button and the lace flower which I placed on a circle that I cut out of one of the patterned papers in the Avonlea pack. The Stamp set is called "Everlasting Life."
I hope this project will help you USE IT UP, too!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #149 - dry embossing (green panel Cuttlebug "Mary Ann")
Charisma Cardz #26 - lace (the lace flower)
Crafting with Dragonflies #5 - vintage with layers and lace (lace flower)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Circle, button, and lace (lace flower)
Inky Chicks #7 - Anything goes
Mojo Monday #300 - sketch
Scrapper's Delights - die cuts and punches (from Cricut Artiste)
Sister Act Card Challenge #14 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #87 - anything goes/ scripture