Topic: Scrap Recovery
I pulled out a bunch of scrap pieces I had left over of wrinkle-free Distress backrounds. As I had used the different colors for various projects I had just been tossing the leftovers in a bin.
I pulled out a piece of 8.5 x 5 black cardstock and ran it through the Xyron machine to apply adhesive. Then I carefully cut and placed various shaped and sized blocks of the colors while leaving spaces of the black background showing through in 1/8 inch widths.
Then I ran it back through the Xyron to apply adhesive over the whole colored surface.
I used this adhesive to hold clear embossing powder on the surface and melted it with the heat gun.
I cut a piece of this to 4 x 5.25 and mounted it on an A2 black cardstock for mounting on a white card base.
I had three flowers that had meen diecut from a piece of the blue Distress background and the edges had been distressed with Gathered Twig ink. I used a piercing tool to punch through them and the background and added three colored flower brads to hold them in place.
I bordered a pre-stamped text in black and layered it on top of the grid but tucked under a flower.
The resulting card is actually much brighter but the flash kind of grayed it out as it reflected off the clear embossing.