Sunday, November 25, 2012

Clearing the Desk for Christmas

Hi Everyone it's Danie here today.  I've been trying to clean up my two desks in my crafting room before  Christmas so I have a couple of Christmas Cards showing some simple ways to use up some of the scrap papers and other bits you may have piling up on your desk.



My first card uses up some strips of the the Classic Glitter Swirl Papers in three Classic Christmas Colors which were off cuts from previous projects.  I have cut the Silver Glitter Swirl on Cream and Gold Glitter Swirl on Cream Swirl Papers into 3 cm strips and simply layered these right across the card base alternately.    You could if you like cut these strips shorter than the width of your card and make a more patchwork effect for a completely different look again.  I have inked over these all  with some Gold Ink.  I have then taken a smaller strip of the Red Glitter Swirl on Red and added this to one side.  Using a larger scrap of the Gold Glitter Swirl I have used the reverse Cream Awning side to stamp my sentiment which I have done using Versamark and brushing over it with some Gold Perfect Pearls Powder.  To finish my card I have used a piece of silver ribbon a Collage Image and three Red Metallic Dew Drops all of which were sitting on my Desk at the time.


My second card uses up some stars I had cut out from the Glitter Snowflake Stripe Paper and some Blue Cardstock  that I had cut for another project which I then decided not to use.  I have taken 3 of the stars cut from each Paper/Cardstock and folded these in half and then layered them back to back to form a 3 Dimensional Star.

This idea also makes fabulous Christmas Decorations and you can take any shape that folds into identical halves to do this.  However I have used mine to decorate my card front today instead.  I have simply flattened it down and stuck it onto my card front which I had already stamped with a flourish and my Sentiment.  I then added a small piece of Silver ribbon to make it look like a hanging ornament and then added some Dew Drops to finish.

That's just a couple of ideas on how to use up your Robin's Nest Paper Scraps, your favorite stamps and some Dew Drops and  I'd really love to see what ideas you come up with to use your scraps.  If you have any why not share them on the Robin's Nest Facebook Page.

Have a great Sunday!

Danie xx

6 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

These cards are so beautiful!! It's hard to believe they are just scraps! Fabulous Danie!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Danie!

michelle hodges said...

Your cards are so very pretty!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

love this!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love these cards, Danie!

Robin said...

These are both so sweet

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