Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cards from My Card Parts Box

I think every stamper has a collection --large or small -- of pieces of cards from various activities.  A stamper (me!) might have been over zealous in creating background and made more than you needed. A stamper (me!) might have taken stamped images  along on a trip to use water colors on because they are easy to carry and easy to pull out and paint a while, Now that same stamper might  have more than she needed. A stamper (me!) might have made too many ATC's for a swap, and now you have extras. A stamper (me!)  might have had a card idea in mind, and then something happened - you were distracted and never finished using that particular image.   So after already created all of the cards needed for Technique Junkie stamps for 3 posts a week for all of February -- so now what do I do in the middle of a blizzard or blizzard recovery? It took until Monday for my driveway to be clear. And they were not able to clear our sidewalks until Wednesday. So I had to find something to do with my time!

I decided to pull out that box of card parts and challenge myself  to create cards from as many of these card parts as I can. So over the next few weeks I will show you about 4-5 cards in a post.  I will tell you when I know who made a particular stamp -- if I know who made it and I may not.  When I know what technique I used for the card, I will tell you that.  But when I moved from my larger stamp room to a much smaller stamp room, I had to sell stamps I wasn't using, and many of the backgrounds I made years ago and may not remember.  I will do my best on these two things, but there is not there guarantee that I will remember.  If I know I will tell you, if I don't know then I can't tell you.

The above ha card was created with a long retired Stampin' Up stamp and relatively recent  "Sweet and Sassy" stamp.  I water colored the couple, and the tag background was created with the Ant6ique Glimmers technique. 

Both the bird stamp and the verse are Stampin' Up stamps. I think the technique is Gradient Markers from the June Technique Junkies newsletter. The middle strip is only two different colors of card stock.

I donot know who created the stamp but it may be PSX.  It has been around a long time.  I don't remember the name of the technique of the background but I know I made it with plastic wrap.

And I don't know who made this stamp either. I don't remember the technique for the brown and gold strip but the layer of the top pink  layer is Antique glimmers.  

With showing you four cards a day -- I have five more posts to show you. Have a good day and get inky!  


Hetty said...

Hello Judy,what great cards you made from all the left over pieces. I know exactly what you mean. I need to do this more often! Usually I have forgotten the technique i used, maybe i should start writing this on the backof the scrap pieces.

Monique said...

I have a basket of partially used paper, grunge board or die cuts that I made extra of etc. I also like to stamp variations on a theme and just bought small plastic boxes to put the pieces for another card whose idea comes to me when I'm working another project. I love what you did with your pieces. They are wonderful and timeless and the recipients of them will be truly blessed.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh Judy, you have touched on an issue I really need to do organization on. A card-parts box sounds like a great idea. And thank you, Hetty - any TJ technique backgrounds I will try to pencil-label on back. But, however you began, these cards are lovely. Snow Time well-spent! xoxo

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh, forgot to add this - I have a notebook for a cross-index in process by material listing TJ techniques, and I looked under cling wrap. I have 2 techniques listed, Cling & Scrunch and Cling Pearls. There may be more and I have not gotten to that technique to add it. But your 2nd card may be one of those 2 techniques? xoxo