Hello friends! Judy here today with a “scrap card” of sorts in my Happy Crafting Card. The background and stamped cat came from my pile of saved bits and pieces on my work table. From there I added verses, inking and stenciling on the background and stamped wood floor. This epitomizes my crafting style! I often work on the floor (Yes, I really do!) and I have a mess of scraps all around me!
Happy Crafting Card Background
With my colored background card panel, I stenciled alphabet, numbers, dots, and circuits with Distress Inks on top. Next, rub ink into various areas and along the edges. Attach to a white 4.5 x 5.75-inch white card base using E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser.
For the floor piece, use Kraft cardstock, stamp with wood grain and rub with Distress Ink. Then hand cut the edges to fit my card. Since this is a thick and inked paper, I used a strong adhesive – E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser.
The wonky rectangle was a happy accident. I cut several rectangles that I didn’t like. Then I noticed the scrap rectangle on my floor! I do almost all my die cutting on the floor because my table is very small. It’s too much bother to clear it off to put a die cutting machine on it! Cut the rectangle from Kraft card stock and colored with Distress inks. I used 3D Foam Strips to pop it up and attach it to the card. Perfect for the narrow frame!
Stamping Out the Details
Use the stamped cat, which was stamped with black ink on white card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and color with alcohol markers. He reminds me of my cat Bravo! Another reason this card fits with my crafting style, I usually have at least one of my three cats in my room when I’m working! Pop the cat on the card with 3D Foam Circles White Mix.
The verses were stamped with black ink on white card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Just add color with Distress inks. “Happy Crafting” is fussy cut and matted with white card stock put together with E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Place pieces of 3D Foam Strips at each end and center to hold it in place over the frame. Avoid it being higher than the frame. Add the verse strip below it with E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser. The narrow adhesive strips are perfect for small word strips! It was also used to secure the word strips at bottom of the card.
My final touch was to add tiny scrap paper pieces around the cat! I added a piece of string, too. These are all attached with E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. I found it easiest to use on such tiny pieces.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun Happy Crafting Card! Remember, use up those scraps! Stay well!
Thanks for Visiting!
Creative Time: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
- E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser
- 3D Foam Circles White Mix
- E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser
- 3D Foam Strips
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set; Ranger Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone); Ranger Distress Archival Inks (Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Barn Door); Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Black Onyx Ink; Ranger Clear Embossing Powder; Spellbinders® Paper Arts Etched Dies (Rectangles); Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamps (Snarky Cat, Lumberjack); Tim Holtz Mini Stencils 48; Alcohol Markers; Kraft Card Stock; White Card Stock