Sunday, 23 June 2013

Use up your left overs.....

I've been on a roll this afternoon and ended up making some cards completely unexpectedly.  What set me off was seeing the cards made by Kay here where she swiped Distress Ink across an acrylic block, spritzed with some water and stamped.  Had to have a go as this seemed very quick and easy.



All the embellishments are from my left overs box.  The die above is from Memory Box.


In fact, most of the embellishments are probably things I tried out having been inspired by other folks' blogs.
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which then got added to the pile "for use at a later date."


The dies in the two cards above are from Tim Holtz, cut out from my inky backgrounds and you can never have enough rub ons IMHO.


If you love the metal flowers, you can find the tutorials here courtesy of lovely Linda Brown


So go use up your left overs!

26 comments:

Lin said...

what a great idea and what lovely cards!! Think we've all got a 'I'll use that later' pile lol.. Love the colours you've used..must give this a try...

Helen said...

Crumbs, how long have you had those Lin flowers waiting to use?!! I saw the stamping with an acrylic block thing the other day and had already forgotten it, so thanks for sharing this - and your cards look fantastic!!

Paula Whittaker said...

great set of cards...you certainly have been on a roll!

Chris said...

Fabulous cards, Carol. Love the backgrounds. I've just been going through my bits box too.

Also love the projects you've created for the PA blog. Stunning tag book and the colours on your canvas are yummy :o)

Heather said...

Beautiful cards - no-one would dream they were made from leftovers. What a great background the acrylic block swipe and spritz method makes.

Netty said...

wow you have been busy Carol and made some wonderful cards. Annette x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great use of leftovers Carol. I love the Memory Box die and the background and the flowers from metal are gorgeous too. What a productive day . Tracy x

Karin said...

What a beautiful collection of cards Carol. I've not seen the stamping block background before must give it a try, as I've got stacks of those "I'll use it later/another day" pile.

Alison said...

That's one of my favourite background techniques! Great cards Carol, I love the metal flowers!
Alison xx

Juls said...

I'm always on a mission to use up leftovers, so thanks for the fabulous inspiration!!! Hugs Juls

butterfly said...

Loving your "clearing up" projects - what beauties! Had completely forgotten about that ink on block stamping - thanks for the reminder! Really lovely cards, Carol.
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, such gorgeous cards!! Love the metal flowers & the backgrounds are terrific.

sam21ski said...

OOooooh you certainly have been very productive with this technique, love the first one.

Sam xx

herminesplace said...

gorgeous series of cards

Sid said...

These are all wonderful cards !!

sally said...

Don't you just love "leftovers" when you're on a creative roll!

Sally

Neet said...

That's how we learn - from other blogs - love how crafting is all about sharing and I love this acrylic block idea. Must give it a whirl later - thanks so much Carol.
Oops! Almost missed saying how lovely your cards are, I especially like the yellow and orange one but I do like them all.
Hugs, Neet xx

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful cards, you have been busy
Rosie x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is such a great idea! I've seen this technique so many times and always thought - must try it! And then, I never have... but seeing your fabulous makes - I'm really inspired! xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous cards Carol!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

These are all fabulous!

craftimamma said...

What a neat idea this is Carol. Yup, definitely have a left over box ...... or 3! Love what you've done with some of yours though.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol!

Lucy x

Gio said...

Your cards are stunning Carol!
I have to try this technique straight away!

Neet said...

Lots of lovely work here but I must say I love the top cafd. I have never seen anyone use that diecut as well as you do.
Hugs, Neet xx

Cath Wilson said...

Gosh, you've been busy lately and I've missed it all - so sorry for not watching more closely. Fab work, Carol but better still to see you having fun!