Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #16 + Using up the scraps project # 11

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Hi everyone, 
It's time for a new challenge at Birthday Sundaes. The challenge this week is Anything Goes Birthday. We have a sponsor this week. Stef from Glitterbabe Digis is offering a $10 gift certificate. I used one of her digis called "love vase" for my card.

I also did a neat technique for one of my mats. I made the mat from scraps of paper in a patchwork quilt fashion and then ran the entire thing through my Cuttlebug. I really like the effect! Here is a link that I viewed recently with some really aweome quilting with paper examples  I have not been working with my scraps a lot lately because many of the projects I have been working on required larger sheets of paper but I am still on my mission to keep that scrap pile smaller after putting such a big dent in it with all those scrap cards and 8x8 layouts I was making. I proabably won't be posting as many scrap projects now but I still have a few ideas I want to try. If you are a new follower or missed some just click on my "using up the scraps" label on my sidebar and they should all be there. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Cardstock and pattern paper: White- Staples, Grey - Recollections, pinks- scrap pile
Digital Stamp: "love vase" by Glitter babe digis 
Prisma Coloured pencils
Fiber: Stash
Sentiment: computer generated
Cuttlebug and paisley folder


Sonia said...

Love the color and the texture background... You did awesome with the coloring too... HUGS...Sonia K :) AKA/ Scraps 4 Fun

Vivi Martínez said...

Tara, I love what you did with your card this week! Great use of scraps and the embossing adds the perfect detail to the quilting effect. Love it!

Kimberly said...

Oh great card, i love getting these great idea's from you, i just made a card inspired by one of your other creations,,,i'll be posting it in a day or so...many thanks for sharing.

Wishcraft said...

Fab card! Love your pretty patchwork effect :o) Lisa x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very cute! Love the patchwork!

Staying Crafty said...

Gorgeous! The texture of all that embossing is simply divine & your coloring gives even more depth. Even in the photograph it really is popping out so I can't even imagine how stunning it is in person :)

Kristie said...

Well first off, I love all the pink!! And how you used a non-traditional birthday image. Great use of your scraps - I will have to try that with the embossing. The new Paper Crafts has quite a few cards made with scraps - one of these days I will start using mine up!