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Scrap City!! by Peggie Wilkins, Artist Guide

By: Peggie Wilkins, Artist Guide

My oh my! What to do with all the scraps. I don't know about you; but mine seem to have taken over my studio. They are too big to throw away. Here are some ideas.

  1. Paper piecing -- stamp the image on the patterned paper and then cut it out and layer it on the image - like a skirt for a little girl.
  2. Punching -- great for all those small punches. You could do lots of punches and store them so they are ready to use when needed.
  3. Same as #2 only using the scraps with dies.
  4. Using the scraps for lots of little layers.
  5. Using scraps to make homemade paper
  6. Making flowers out of the scraps.

Here is the card I made using lots of different scraps. I used #'s 2, 3, 4 and 6 for this card.

Finished Size is 4.25" x 5.5"


Stamps:
NinaB stamps (catsmeow.com)
Supplies:
Grass die (My Favorite Things)
Pastry Label (Memory Box)
Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart)

Directions for doing the flowers:

  1. Stamp the flower four times on the yellow and pink patterned paper.
  2. Cut out each layer; each one will be a different petals on the flowers.
  3. Add color with markers or colored pencils.
  4. Curl the edges of the flower with a small paint brush end.
  5. Layer the petals gluing in the center.

Here is a side view of the flowers showing the dimension.

Have fun using up your scraps and making great cards.


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4 Responses »

  1. Absolutely! Love this card. The flowers just pop!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

  2. Wonderful Peggy - really grand and I have tons of scraps!
    Sandy

  3. These are FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

  4. Peggie your card is so beautiful! Those flowers almost look like stained glass. I absolutely love this!
    What do you mean by make homemade paper? I'm curious about this one. Would love to know more.

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx