Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Using My Scraps On Scenes of Provence Cards

Hello Dreamers!
I thought I would change things up a bit today and do something completely un-Fallish.  I made these fun cards using scraps of watercolored papers.  I like to make my own background papers and always have lots of left over pieces.  I used the smaller pieces to make a patchwork/collage type background to stamp on.    Take a look.

Stamps: A Provence Window (605KUM) and Old Provence (634QCL) Serendipity  Stamps.
Inks: Onyx Black (VF-82) Versa Fine.
Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet. Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose-Ranger
Spray Inks:  Vintage Pink and Iridescent Gold- Tattered Angels; Cherry Blossom Walnut ink-Tsukineko.
Cardstock: Bush Blossom-Stampin’ Up.
Embellishments: Pearls-Jolee’s EK Success; Velvet Ribbon (107301) and Sheer Ribbon -Michaels.
Other: Craft Sheet - Ranger.

  • Watercolor scraps:  Apply inks and spray inks to a Craft Sheet (or a plastic bag) and add a few sprays of water.  Place scrap pieces of white and cream CS into the ink.  Move the pieces around to pick up all the ink.  Add more ink and water if necessary to make additional pieces.

  • Card: Select watercolor scraps that are in the same color family for a monochromatic look.  Lay the scraps out on a piece of Blush Blossom CS in a pleasing arrangement. 

  • TIP: stamp image on a piece of scrap paper and roughly cut out.  Use this as a pattern to help layout the scraps. 
  • Glue the watercolor scraps to the base.  Ink  stamps with Onyx Black ink and stamp over the watercolor scraps.  
  • Add pearls and ribbon (I grabbed the ribbon from my ribbon scrap bag).  

***********Challenges for My Provence Watercolor Scrap cards:
Serendipity Stamps: use your scraps and a Serendipity stamp

Still have three more Thanksgiving cards to share.  Will post those later in the week.  I am working on a sewing project this week.   I will get back to making Christmas cards when I have finished the sewing!!  I hope you are having a super day!!  Love ya.


  1. What a cool concept! I love the idea of putting scraps together to make a more interesting backdrop for the stamped image. I love how you blended all of it together so seamlessly. And hey- who doesn't have a billion little scraps lying around? This technique is both useful and beautiful! I'm so glad you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  2. What a creative way to use scraps Karen! This is one amazing technique . Love they way you have blended this all together ...beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.

  3. Lovely cards sweetie. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT Member

  4. Karen I love your cards! I'll have to try this watercolor technique. The soft colors are so perfect for the Provence images. Thanks for playing along with the Serendipity Stamps scrap challenge!

  5. Karen, I NEVER would've guessed that you had used scrap pieces for this. It's fabulous! (Not to mention creative!) Lovely! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday "Ink" challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Thanks for sharing the instructions on your fabulous card! Your stamp choice and paper scraps were the perfect combination for your artistic flare! So glad that you joined the Serendipity challenge...hope we get to see more!

  7. Hi Karen - Your cards are so clever! I need to try this some time... they look amazing!

  8. Hi Karen. You've turned these scraps into little pieces of art. Great cards. Thanks for sharing this technique, and thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  9. lovely, good luck on the challenge and i will answer your e-mail soon, sorry i am getting behind things...hugs bibiana

  10. You definitely make terrific use of scraps - I'm quite envious. Love those soft dreamy colors. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.


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