Monday, 11 January 2016

Bits and Pieces

Good evening

Thank you for dropping by.  Like just about everyone else, I was very sad to heat of the death of David Bowie - I wasn't a huge fan, but he was so much a part of the music of my youth and I admired his originality and inventiveness.  RIP David

Today's card is one I did yesterday at our Sundae Club, we are a group of ladies who have been meeting one Sunday a month for many years, it is very relaxing to just sit and make a couple of cards whilst chatting, drinking coffee (oh and maybe trying a piece of Veronica's legendary cake!)


So you know all those lovely papers you have lying around that you never use?  I have a huge pad of beautiful papers, which I've had for years and the papers are getting very dog-eared, well, this card is a way of using some of them!
Cut 2cm strips of different patterned paper (I used three for this one) and arrange them in a pattern on a piece of white (or any other colour you fancy!) base card
The important thing is to leave an even gap between all the strips.

Once you have covered the card, you can either trim round the edges or stick any overlapping bits of paper on the back.  I matted it onto pink card, then stamped and matted the lovely Claritystamp greeting.  There you have it - a simple card which could be adapted in so many ways - everyone used a different combination of colours and they all looked great, you could use it as a backing for all sorts of things, maybe stamping some flowers on one of the papers and cutting them out to add as decoration, or using more masculine colours for a man's card.
Of course, if you are into quilting/patchwork, you could adapt your quilting patterns and use paper instead of fabric and add some stitching......
Have fun!
Janet xxx

8 comments:

  1. Nice colour combo Janet. Will have a go.

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    1. Don't forget to blog the results Anne.... x

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  2. This is a lovely card and a great use of the papers! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Chrissie. I'm glad your are enjoying cards too xx

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  3. Great use of papers Janet and it looks really effective. I'll have to look and see what I have in my stash. x

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    1. Thanks Sue, I'm sure you'll have some bits you can use xx

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  4. Lovely idea Janet, sort of idea that makes you wonder why you never thought of it before! Now where did I put all those papers I bought and never used.......

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    1. Thanks Veronica, it does make you winder! I could probably make a million cards with all the papers I have stashed away! x

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