Many of us who craft with paper, whether it's scrapbooking or cardmaking or altered arts, have those containers of "scraps" that we consider large enough or pretty enough to keep for use on another project.
But in addition to my scrap paper bags, I have a zip top bag of "leftover" embellishments...a real mish-mosh of pieces that I may have die cut, or embellished, or stamped, or embossed to use on a project, but changed my mind and didn't. So into the bag they go for another day. Every now and then, I have to remember to dip into "the grab bag" and actually *use* some of those pieces! Here's a peek at some of the contents of my leftover bag (this was snapped right after I pulled the pieces for the card I'm showing you today)...
I pulled out a cream die-cut scalloped circle (just like the one you see at the lower left of the pic), a piece of cream cardstock that had been embossed with a damask-patterned embossing folder, and tore off a piece of the corrugated cardboard that I had painted and inked...and realized I had the start of a monochromatic card that would have lots of fun texture!
To add to the pieces I had retrieved from the grab bag, I pulled out a piece of tea-stained lace, die cut some leaf stems, pulled out a few flowers and pearls and fibers, and this is how it all turned out...
A rarity for me...the only patterned paper on this card is the BoBunny dot paper used for the leaf/stem diecuts...LOL
and a peek at the side view and inside...
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Leaves/stems & oval tag dies: Sizzix Fabric flower: Maya Road
Scalloped lace: TheFunkieJunkie on Zibbet.com Paper rose: Prima Pearls: Recollections
Circle dies: Spellbinders Lacy Circles & Standard Circles Small Hug Snug seam binding
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts Cotton lace: local craft store
Miscellaneous: cheesecloth, corrugated cardboard, white acrylic paint, eyelash fibers
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