Clean and Simple Fall Card

What do you do when you stamp an image for a card and you decide it isn’t quite right for what you were doing?  I often find myself saving the image because “it’s a perfectly good image that will be great on another project” aka I’m a pack rat!  But, here is an example when I took a bunch of scraps (the image, the ribbon, the embossed cardstock, and the brown cardstock base) and put them together into a new card that actually works!

I don’t think I would have come up with this layout on my own if I didn’t have the pieces lying around but now I’m so glad I did (plus I finally used up some of my scrap stash – yay!). So, back when I was stamping this image, I used the pine image from Lovely as a Tree and stamped the center tree with Always Artichoke ink, then before I cleaned my stamp, I stamped two more times (one on each side of the initial image) for the more faded images.  Other than that, it was just laying different pieces I had on hand and mounting it all on an Always Artichoke cardbase. 

This would be a super quick card you could make yourself for any occasion.  Just swap out the colors or image and it could be holiday, birthday, sympathy, anything!  Who knows, maybe you have some perfect scraps lying around waiting to be put together like this. 

 

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Thinking of You Tree Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Always Artichoke classic, Soft Suede classic
Paper: Always Artichoke cardstock, Soft Suede cs, Whisper White cs,Crumb Cake cs
Accessories:  So Saffron 5/8” Grosgrain ribbon, BigShot, Lattice embossing folder

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