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In & Out of Studio 3D
Friday, 24 February 2017
Picking Up the Pieces
Topic: Scrap Recovery

When I heard of the sudden devastating loss of a friend's husband I wanted to send a sympathy card to her right away. In looking through my supply of cards I found I had none suitable.

I started picking up random scraps from the bins on my desktop and thumbed through a couple of pads of printed vellum sentiments. The pieces I settled on were: an embossed black cardstock from which I had sometime punched a heart, a strip of dotted paper, a narrow scrap of grey paper, a lightly patterned paper, a diecut square frame, a vellum sentiment and a torn strip of text-printed tissue paper.

I arranged and shuffled until I came up with this arrangement and then adhered everything together on a folded white card base:


I loved how the dotted strip exactly fit into the heart opening. I also love how the tissue text ends with the words 'by heart'.

After 49+ years of being together, this sets the perfect tone for what I wanted to express to the widow.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:10 PM PST
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
When Were You Last Carded?
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I usually work on Christmas cards throughout the year but I haven't been working a lot on cards for a while now. When I opened my card box I found I had FOUR cards done for Christmas! That will NOT do.

I pulled out my 'parts and starts' drawer and found I had three years' worth of card fronts saved from ones we had received from friends and family. 

I set to work trimming down the artwork I wanted to re-use. Then I went through my bin of Christmas papers and selected one to go with each illustration. Next it was on to choosing a solid bordering paper.

I cut all the parts to size and layered them on white base cards. I was working in two basic sizes: 5.5 x 4.25 and 6 x 4.5 (these were the envelope sizes I had on hand).

The final step was to pull out the Christmas sticker bag and find appropriate color/style stickers for each card face. I did not do this with those whose artwork already contained a sentiment.

These are the cards I ended up with - four photos:





My last batch of cards were part of a "10 Free" offer from Shutterfly. I didn't make the cards by hand but the illustration is a photo of a hummingbird painting that I did and uploaded to the site.


NOW I'm ready to write our Christmas letter and get to addressing the envelopes. I will probably have leftovers to start the bin for next year.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:46 AM PST
Monday, 23 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Brown
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Here we are at the end of the card fronts made from my scrap bin full of strips of design papers.

Seven cards have passed by the screen and we have only the brown one left.

This time there were fewer strips in the color range and they were a lot longer. This allowed me to use a vertical format for the card.

By chance, a scripture printed on vellum fit perfectly as an overlay to the lace paper. I ran it through the Xyron for a full coverage of adhesive, which does not show through the vellum.


I had some very fine silver corner stickers which I used sparingly - just on the left side.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Teal
Topic: Scrap Recovery

On the downhill stretch with my little scrap bin full of strips of design papers. I did a little sorting and combining to make card fronts from them.

Having seen the pink, orange, red + teal, green, tan + blue, and yellow + gray, we've just got a teal one and a brown one to go.

Today we'll look at the teal card.

I actually started with a square doily print on tan. I built out from this with two strips of teal on each the left and the right. Then I split a couple of long strip lengthwise and stacked them at the top and bottom.

This left one shorter strip which I cut in half to make some crossbars upper left and lower right.

I had some colored peel-off border stickers that made a nice framing element on the top and bottom.

A pre-stamped sentiment on teal green suited perfectly.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Yellow With Grey
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Very close to done with the card fronts made with my little scrap bin full of strips of design papers.

This blog has displayed ones in pink, orange, red + teal, green, and tan + blue. Just the yellow + gray, teal, and browns are left.

The sliced and arranged strips were glued down on card fronts and decorated with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the yellow and grey card.

There isn't a lot of yellow in the mix on this card but I did get some from the floral piece. I added a short strip of yellow crosswise at the botto and bordered a stamped scripture in yellow before popping it up on foam tape.


A rummage in the sticker bin revealed the scrolls in colors found in the floral paper.

Awesome!

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 20 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Tan With Blue
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Yay - more card fronts from the scrap bin of strips.

We've viewed those in pink, orange, red + teal, and green. There's just the tan + blue, yellow + gray, teal, and browns left.

Strips were sorted and glued down on the card fronts and decorated with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the tan and blue card.

I had several tan strips (including one of corrugated card) but only one with some blue in it. I wanted to use it and needed to find ways to bring that blue into the rest of the card.

I decided to use a blue card base as a starting point. Then I added that same border color to the stamped scripture block which was popped up on foam tape.


In my sticker file I found these sweet floral corners - a perfect finish.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Green
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Still churning out card fronts from my scrap bin.

I've already shown those made in pink, orange, and red + teal.

Today's green will be followed up with tan + blue, yellow + gray, teal, and browns.

Strips arranged in an attractive fashion were glued down on the card fronts and decorated with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the green card.

This was pretty straightforward to the point of looking very boring. So I added a scalloped border to the bottom of the stamped text block.


I selected gold peel-off stickers for corners around the text block and borders up the left and right edges.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Scrappy Strips - Red and Teal
Topic: Scrap Recovery

More sorting and combining to make card fronts with my little scrap bin full of strips of design papers.

I ended up making ones in pink, orange (both already shown), red + teal, green, tan + blue, yellow + gray, teal, and browns.

The card fronts with the sliced and arranged strips glued down were  decorated with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the red and teal card.

The strip that combines both colors was the starting place for the selection of other papers. I had that one tiny strip that wasn't long enough to fit on the card vertically so I swung it around to the bottom right.

This made a great place for a prestamped sentiment, in white to match the base card.


Yep, I had even more of the 'stitching' rubons to use.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Scrappy Stripes - Orange
Topic: Scrap Recovery

With my little scrap bin full of strips of design papers I did a little sorting and combining to make card fronts.

I ended up making ones in pink (shown yesterday), orange, red + teal, green, tan + blue, yellow + gray, teal, and browns.

I sliced and arranged the strips in an attractive fashion and them glued down on the card fronts and decorated them with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the orange card.

Two of the papers had leaves printed on them and I kept them together on the arrangement. 

Then I had one paper that was a rectangle instead of a strip so that made a perfect place to drop a pre-stamped - a perfect choice.


More of those 'stitching' rubons in the 'perfect colors' make their appearance here.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 16 May 2016
Scrappy Stripes - Pink
Topic: Scrap Recovery

My little scrap bin was full of strips of design papers after recent projects so I decided to do a little sorting and combining to make card fronts.

I ended up making ones in pink, orange, red + teal, green, tan + blue, yellow + gray, teal, and browns.

After slicing and arranging the strips in an attractive fashion they were glued down on the card front and decorated with text blocks, stickers and rubons.

Today we'll look at the pink card.

I started arranging the strips vertically to create a horizontal card and then saw that one of them had text running lengthwise so I placed it at the top.

I bordered a pre-stamped scripture with some raspberry cardstock to go with the sketchy ferns in the largest paper.


When I went looking for border stickers I came across some forgotten 'stitching' rubons. These flower sprigs were the perfect color and came out looking great.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Berry Best Wishes
Topic: Scrap Recovery

It is fun to gather these groups of strips out of the scrap bin and immediately flash on a project originally made with some of those papers. This set of papers did NOT make me feel that way. I certainly remember seeing them in the paper bins but I really don't recall how any one of them made it to the scrap bin. Obviously I used enough of them to end up with a strip but...who knows what it was.

All of the strips have a burgundy element except for the linen look one in the center.

I had several matching sheets of sticker that allowed me to come up with four of the berry clusters. These were arranged in alternating facings up the wide linen strip.

A burgundy base card was used with a border exposed.

For a sentiment I mounted a gold peel-off sticker on burgundy and tucked one end under a berry.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 15 February 2016
Thanks For a Hint of Yellow
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The inspiration for this scrap grouping was the two outer pieces featuring graphical black, white, grey and a hint of yellow. The pieces I chose to go with them are all shades of grey and focus on textures.

By putting the two lighter pieces at the ends I created a frame for the block of greys.

In decorating this background I chose a silver peel-off picture of tulips. I used alcohol marker in yellow to color only the lines forming the flowers.

The base card is also grey so it really fades into the background.


I used a silver peel-off sticker for the sentiment.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Let's Picket!
Topic: Scrap Recovery

This scrappy background is all about the relative values in the cream to brown strips. I arranged them alternating in lights and darks without any idea what would eventually decorate them.

A search through my sticker bin yielded this picket fence framing a line of golden sunflowers. And I added some golden daisies on each end.

I think the brown and blue floral paper in the center is representing the sky.


For text I created a phrase out of kraft word stickers from a Tim Holrz line.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 13 February 2016
My Love Is a Red, Red Rose
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The feature scrap strip on this piece is a golden brown with banners of white doilies. None of the other strips in the scrap bin really matched it so I just went with darker browns and told myself I was working with milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

That led me to add a rose sticker that incorporates some script and whose color blends well with the milk chocolate.

That rose brought me to color some white peel-off sticker borders with three colors of red alcohol markers to get the same range of light and dark.

Once these elements were added (chocolate, roses, lace) what else could the sentiment be but a Valentine quote? This is a combnination of two rub-ons.


I gave this a white base card to refer back to the white doily section.

Ddd


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

Oh I love all the spring-y greens that came together for this scrap background!

I placed the darker ones on the outer edges to create a frame effect. The spring ones frame out the focal piece which includes some unreadable script.

I found a rub-on basket of flowers and added a bow to the handle from the same sheet. That sheet also had some sets of golden dots and I added those in groups of four just inside the dark green bordering strips.

Word stickers from two different sets were combined on the left side.

Ddd


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

Ddd

 


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.

Ddd


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.

Ddd

 


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.

Ddd


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.

Ddd


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

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