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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Blissful Fall
Topic: Scrap Recovery

In the scrap bin I found two strips that featured leaves. I juxtaposed one with mixed colors in a random mix of colors and leaf types next to a two-toned rigidly arranged pattern of maple leaves.

Complementary colored strips of paper were added to each side to create a more balanced design.

I had a fabric tag sticker which I mounted to acinnamon colored cardstock and trimmed to have a thin border. I popped this up on foam tape.

A bronze-colored peel-off sticker which includes a couple of maple leaves was laid over one of the dotted strips.

The 'bliss' ticket is from one of Tim Holtz's lines.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Feeling Chipper
Topic: Scrap Recovery

This background from the scrap bin gathers together golden yellows and grayed teal. The open flowers paper and the paper with buds are from the same line so they blend perfectly. This is an odd blue so it was difficult to match to them

I looked through many of my bins of scrappy stuff searching for elements to decorate this card front. I was rewarded with this chipboard flower which I popped up on foam tape.

Then, another bin yielded a printed sentiment card which I adhered directly to the surface of the scrappy background.

I mounted the background to a golden yellow base card.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Sketchy Silver Butterflies
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A second strip of partial butterflies turned up in the scrap heap and got combined with blues and greens for a background.

A sheet of peel-off stickers yielded some sketchy outlines of butterflies that looked great over the printed ones.

A small realistic butterfly sticker covers a larger print one at the bottom of another strip on the background.

I used silver peel-off stickers to trim the edges of the card and add a sentiment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 8 February 2016
Flight Line
Topic: Scrap Recovery

One of the scrappy background I created used a strip with only the right side of a line of butterflies on it. Man, I'm glad I didn't toss that out years ago when I first chopped a piece of scrapbook paper that left this behind.

I pulled out a sheet of silver butterfly stickers that have adhesive only on the body so the wings can be raised. Awesome, that's just how I like them!

I applied one sticker over each of the printed butterflies and placed a row of rhinestones for eadh body.

I gave this card a pink base to match the scalloped paper on the left. this reinforces the butterfly feature.

The sentiment is provided with a silver peel-off sticker to match the butterflies.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Right In Fashion
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I went on a spree of gathering up strips from the scrap bin, organizing them by color group and sticking them to base cards for use as backgrounds. I ran the base card through the Xyron to apply adhesive over the whole surface before starting to stick the strips down.

In preparing to use these for cards I remembered I had signed up for a swap on the theme 'fashion'.

I decided to use a background where one of the strips was a print of dress patterns and fitting models.

I had a sheet of gold peel-off stickers in the shape of corsets. I took a white paper embossed with a floral tree and turned it upside down so the trunk was pointing up. By placing the corset sticker over the trunk and trimming around the corset and a half-circle shape I made it into a ball gown with a patterned skirt!

I sponged distress ink over the skirt to make the pattern more visible and to help the white become more creamy like the background papers. Then I used a scallop punch for the hemline of the skirt.

I used other gold peel-off stickers to add little dots to the skirt, outline the skirt, trim the left edge of the card, add some shoes and provide a sentiment.

The dress is popped up on foam tape.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valentine Roses
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I wanted to use a bunch of coordinated scraps to create a background and the ones I found were a combination of dots, stripes and banners. They were all in the rosy pink and grey color palette.

I used them in the sizes they were found in and adhered them to a base card before trimming them to a good size for a card front which would leave the borders of a black base card showing.

The colors were perfect for a Valentine card so I went looking through the sticker stash for some roses. Oh, I found some all right, but they were in a light purple and salmon-y yellow.

I realized that was NOT going to work with my background so I used an alcohol marker to color over the blooms and buff the color in with a cloth. I did the same with a green marker over the leaves.

After applying this large sticker on the scrappy card front, I decided the flowers needed more definition so I used a fine black marker to outline every petal and leaf.

I used a rub-on to add a sentiment to the upper left.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 5 February 2016
Global Beauty
Topic: Scrap Recovery

When I made the card a few days back with all the diecuts on it I used a new die set to cut out two words. In doing that I ended up with the letters theselves that were left over.

I went through other scraps left over from previous sessions and came up with a piece of embossed white cardstock that I had sponged color onto.

The final piece I scrounged was a stamped image on watercolor paper. The stamping had not turned out well so I had set it aside. When I pulled it out I used a fine black marker to redraw all of the lines and then I painted it using Distress Ink as watercolors.

I pulled out a piece of green cardstock for the base card, echoing the color from around the globe. I placed a lace-printed paper at the top and added a sketched line around it.

I then tore and inked the edges of the stamped image and adhered it in the center.

The diecut words went on the bottom along with a dragonfly punched from some wrinkle-free distress background. I used a fine black marker to add some hashing to the green base card and the dragonfly wings, then added circles to the dragonfly body.

There was a bit of an issue with one leg of the 'W' when I peeled off the tape I used in aligning the letters. I used a line of green rhinestones to cover it and then added one to the dragonfly head and dotted the 'I' with another.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Scrap Heap Rescue
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A bunch of years ago I cut parts from the cover of a printed cardstock pad and dropped this piece in the scrap drawer. I was going through the drawer planning to winnow it an toss a lot of it out but this piece got moved to the 'use it' pile instead.

I pulled out a random selection of brown cardstock to use for bordering and a white diecut butterfly.

I chose a white embossed background and used a foam applicator to color the raised areas with Broken China Distress Ink. Over this I added the scrap panel on foam tape.

The butterfly got Old Paper Distress Ink applied to it and three oval rhinestones for a body. This was mounted to the scrap panel with the wings raised.

I bordered a pre-stamed sentiment and mounted it at the top of the scrap panel.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Petite Mondrian
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I had one small piece of the color blocking left. It got black bordering and then it kind of looked like a picture you might hang on the wall!

I pulled a piece of red embossed cardstock to stand in for the 'wallpaper' and gave that a black border as well.

A prestamped word was bordered in black and mounted next.

Here's where the analogy of the picture on the wall ended - when I added a diecut butterfly with inked edges and rhinestones on the body.

Everything is popped up on foam tape for dimension.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 1 February 2016
More Mondrian
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A smaller chunk of the color blocked piece I created for yesterday's card was cut and bordered in black for today. I popped it up on foam tape over an embossed white cardstock and added this to a black base card for bordering it.

I had a diecut butterfly on white that I colored with Distress ink to match and bordered it in black to use. It is also up on foam tape.

I bordered a pre-stamped scripture with black and used foam tape to raise it up to the same level ad the color block panel.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 31 January 2016
a la Piet Mondrian
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.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 19 January 2015
Rose Border
Topic: Scrap Recovery

When I needed a green for paper piecing the leaves on yesterday's card I got it from a piece that had a border print along the other edge. So it was no longer big enough for a full card face to use today.

I grabbed from the scrap bin a larger piece that had some overspray on it grom airbrushing. This I cut down to 4 x 5.25 and added a purple graphic border on the left. 

The border print was trimmed out along the major shapes and layered onto the right side border. Nice!

I used a pre-stamped sentiment and bordered it with a dard red to match the roses. This is popped up on foam tape.

I added some rhinestones and some 'dew drops' onto the florals and placed the whole piece on a white base card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Paper Pieced Magnolia
Topic: Scrap Recovery

In the scrap bin I found two strips with rhe remnants of a watercolored magnolia stamp and a text stamped background. The two halves did not match up so I separated them with a tone-on-tone golden dot paper.

I had a round pre-cut in the scrap bin, too, and decided to paper piece the same floral stamp on top of it. First I stamped the flower on the round, then stamped on a green pattern, a pink pattern and a yellow pattern. the colored portions were all cut out and layered over the round. I used old paper distress ink to tone the edges of the round.

The round and a pre-stamped sentiment with the edges toned are mounted on foam tape. Then the whole piece is mounted on a distressed pink background for framing.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Layered Flowers
Topic: Scrap Recovery

While looking for something completely different I found a scrap in the 'backgrounds' drawer in the studio. I did not make this background and I've had it forever. Whoever made it used glossy cardstock and stamped it with layers and layers of flowers in lots of colors - purple, yellow, red, green. Then they used a teal metallic to spatter across the front.

I grabbed a chartruse dotted strip and two purple graphic strips and arranged them on a base card along with the background piece.

I used a lavender pre-stamped sentiment and cut a banner end on it. This was mounted with the straight end flat to the background and the cut end raised on foam tape.

I added a strip of lavender rhinestones down the left end of the sentiment.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 16 January 2015
Dot to Dot to Dot
Topic: Scrap Recovery

This may be the most scraps I have used together on a card, ever!

I went through all the table scraps and pulled out every one that was composed of dots. I actually set aside a couple of them because the dots were too big.

So with all these dotted blocks I arranged them how I liked them and then took a photo with my phone so I could recreate the layout as I glued down the pieces on a background paper with some over-spray on it.

This was layered onto a two-toned yellow dot paper.

I had one round sentiment which fit well in a void on the design. To this I added a couple of cardstock text stickers to create a whole phrase.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Pansy Spray
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I dug into the table scraps again for the card today. I started out with a block of silver and one of teal dots. I put them together to create a vertical card and then, when I dug out some embellishments and found that the layout was going to look better if turned horizontally.

I first found that some of the vellum pansy stickers had a touch of teal in them and arranged these in a spray over the stripes.

Then, one of those 3D printed stickers with teal and purple in it looked like it suited well.

This card has a very formal look, to me.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Patriotic Heart
Topic: Scrap Recovery

All of those stencil tutorial I did left me with a lot of really neat table scraps.

I started this one with the blue and puffy strips and then ran across the red from the glue pad fail experiment. I used a large heart punch on it.

Some soft dotted paper for the center made a great background for the heart which is popped up on foam tape.

I used a scallop punch on the pre-stamped sentiment.

What's with the colors lately? If you take out most of the yellow you get a better representation - true red white and blue with just a touch of cream.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
My Inspiration
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Back to the table scraps. I started with a scrap of text and dot paper and kept pulling bits that coordinated with it - some of the diagonal plaid, some dark tone-on-tone dots, some green dots.

These were shuffled and pushed around till I found an arrangement I liked and then glued to a white card base.

I found a thick acrylic text sticker that looked wonderful over the double strips.

I pulled cardstock text stickers to turn the first sticker into a whole phrase.

The addition of a butterfly punched from the green dot paper was my finish.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Scrappy Valentine
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I dug into some old scraps to make a scrappy valentine. Four patterned papers cut into strips were layered over a diagonal plaid and I added a patterned tag as well.

Once I had punched out the heart and bordered it with black I needed more of that so cut a black scallop with a punch and used it to back one of the strips. 

I also used black as a border for the whole card.

I popped the heart up on foam tape and added a thick acrylic heart sticker to the green heart.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Running Red
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Back to the table scraps to make some cards.

I used the red with some of the glue pad experiment on it and diecut an oval in it. The addition of a dotted scrap on the right makes it large enough for the card front.

I backed the oval with pink and then added three gold peel-off butterfly stickers.

I realized as I was placing them that some of the openings in the wings were heart shaped. I used those negative stickers around the sides of the butterflies and then colored in the spaces over the pink with red marker.

I used a fine line red marker to add XOXOXOX around the inner edge of the oval.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST

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