Sunday, February 7, 2016

Grab & Craft

For the 3rd day of Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration we were challenged to "Grab & Craft!"  So, you have 5 minutes to grab what you need and you must use everything that you grab on your card.  I actually took this one step further and "grabbed" the unused pieces from yesterday's card and tried to make a new card out of them.

Y'all know I have a habit of keeping extra pieces of die cuts (like little hearts or stars), so I end up with what I call "Parts & Pieces" sitting on my desk.  It was a few of those left scattered on my desk that I "grabbed".  When I was trying to decide which inspiration photo to use for yesterday's project, I was trying to choose between the image posted yesterday and this one on the left.  They were similar color schemes but one used Khaki (interpreted by me to be Kraft) and the other Grey.

While trying to decide which color scheme I was going to use, I had die cut two panels of Grey and White from the Papertrey Ink Cover Plate: Deco to inlay into each other and actually had that part already done when I started today.  I also had a tag cut from the WPLUS9 Love Showers Designer Die Set using Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Card Stock, a brad, a CTMH Stamp set that I was waiting to find a way to use, a Valentine's Stamp Set, a Versamark Ink Pad, WOW! Platinum Sparkle Embossing Powder, my Tombow Mono Adhesive, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and some platinum hearts from a previously cut piece of "glitter" paper.  The Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die that I have cuts 9 of these little hearts and I typically use 3 - 5, so I always keep the extras for another project. Sometimes I use a scrap of actual glitter paper but other times I make my own to match exactly.  Such was the case with the hearts on this tag.  I had made the coordinating paper previously by swiping my Versamark ink cube across a scrap of Stamper's Select White Cardstock, sprinkling the Platinum Sparkle Embossing powder on it and heat setting that, then cutting the die which makes 9 small hearts.  These were the three I had left having used 6 of them on previous projects.  The set of 9 has three different styles with three different size in each style. There are Primitive, Standard and these sort of exaggerated Cherub Hearts. The Cherub Hearts are my favorites but I like and use all of them, so I keep the extras.  I have a small Jadeite bowl on my desk that I keep these "parts" in for quick access but I hadn't gotten as far as putting these away so they were still laying on my work surface.


I really like the square brad with the very clean and geometric lines of the Art Deco background panel.  I made it the same platinum color as the hearts and embossing by holding it with my tweezers and running it across the Versamark Pad, dipping it in the platinum embossing powder and heat setting it.  I let it cool on my craft mat for a minute then I poked a hole in my card base using a die pick that I had on my desk.  This is a pretty simple card, but I love the soft, classic Art Deco Lines and color of it.

This concludes today's project utilizing the "Grab & Craft Challenge". Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project.  I'll be back tomorrow with my next project for the Festivities over at Papertrey Ink.  Here's a link to Nichole's Blog if you'd like to check it out.  I'll also be adding this to the Link Up for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "Have a Heart".

1 comment:

  1. perfect take on the inspo pic :) so pretty! thank you for playing a long with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

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