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Use Your Scraps to Create Flowers

Recently I shared a tutorial with my facebook group showing how I created my mixed media Coffee card. At the end of the video, I had a few leftover Distress Oxide backgrounds that needed using. Instead of tossing these aside and forgetting about them, I used them up on a few of my cards.

SUPPLIES | Wildflower Dies, Greenery Dies, Slimline Borders, Fox Cut #27, Summer Bugs, Occasions Papersnips, Texture Paste, Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Oxide Spray

In the live class, I shared how Distress Oxide inks reacted with water and splatters of Distress Oxide sprays. This created some soft pastel background that I hated to throw away, so I used my Wildflower dies to cut out a few flowers. Don’t you just love the mix of color and texture on those petals?

After assembling each of the flowers, I blended shades of green on mixed media paper to cut stems and leaf shapes. Using a variety of hues and leaf shapes gave this design a lovely layered look.

Before I placed these onto the card, I wanted to create a little texture in the background. Using a concentric circle stencil, I added a bit of texture paste to each of the card bases.

These almost look like a mix of polka dots in the background or the rays of a sun shining behind the flowers. I debated adding color to the paste, but I like the simplicity of the white.

To make each design appear like a garden, I added a picket fence die cut in front of the flowers and some adorable little snails. These acrylic perspectives are just darling!

Using leftovers and die cuts made these cards come together rather quickly. To save myself even more time, I picked out some pre-printed sentiments from my papersnips pack.

These little word bits are great for scrapbook pages and card projects. All I had to do was cut out the sentiments I wanted to use and place them onto the cards.

Now it’s your turn to use up some of those left over backgrounds and word strips! Instead of hiding them away to be forgotten, use them to create a few quick cards or a simple scrapbook page.

I would love to see how this project inspired you! Please leave me a comment below telling me how you used up some left over bits or tag @misscarriescreations when you share your creation online.

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