Lately, I've been making cards that generate scraps rather than use them. The result is this:
My Cropper Hopper accordion folder is perfect for organizing scraps. Unfortunately, it barely closes at the moment because it is full and fat, even though I'm not a hoarder of small scraps. Hence, I have put my scrap container on a diet and am challenging myself to whittle its bulk down to something that at least closes easily. I'll spotlight the best of the cards here periodically for the next few months.
Here are my Scrap Challenge rules:
1. Card bases must be already-cut bases (which I store in a sterilite drawer on my desk and largely forget about; as a result, I have about 40 of them).
2. Card must use a main image matted with an existing scrap. I may even get really crazy and double-matte a few. Then again, maybe I can't handle that many layers....
3. Card must use at least one embellishment since I've been using so few embellishments lately.
4. Card must showcase a stamp or technique I haven't used in a while, just to shake things up a bit.
Today's card uses the totally cute Sweet Moments clear set from Hero Arts, and it is colored with Bic Mark-It markers, except for the vanilla ice cream, which I colored with SU's barely banana marker. I haven't used Crystal Laquer in years, but it's been popping up on lots of cards lately so I used it for the cherry.
I can't remember using this color combination, but I am totally in love. It's just so fresh and yet a little retro at the same time.
Feel free to join me in my Scrap Challenge if you feel like it, and feel free to change the rules as you see fit for your own craft space's dietary needs. I'd love it if you would link your card in the comments here so I could see it!
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: PTI white; SU real red, cool caribbean
ink: Palette Dark Chocolate
accessories: Bic Mark-It markers, rick-rack, dimensionals