Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pick a Petal Color Challenge (and a scrap paper tip)

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to get my card posted for today before I leave to go get T from school. It seems as though if I don't post before lunch, then it's way late in the afternoon before I get around to it. Today's card is for the SCS color challenge. The colors are Only Orange, Rose Red and Brilliant Blue. I decided to use Pick a Petal and cut each petal out before attaching them to the white piece. I was unsure about where to put the sentiment, so I decided to go sideways with it, which I thought added a bit of a unique touch. It was super easy to put together and took no time at all really.

Now, before I go, let me share a helpful tip with you. If you are like me, you have a ton of scrap paper laying around. Everyone has their own preferred method for storing scraps, which is fine. How, though do you keep from getting overloaded? Last night, I realized that my scrap folder was jam packed and I really needed to organize it. So, I decided to go through it and take out the pieces that could be cut into card base sizes. As a result, I ended up with about 22 card base pieces.
Now, when I go to start a card, I just choose from that pile (as I did with today's card) and use it as my base. I was able to get a variety of sizes as well. (If you think all cards have to be 5 1/2 by 4 1/4, watch some of KWerner's videos!) Now, my scrap folder is much lighter, I save my whole sheets for when I really need to use them.
That's all for me today! Have a great day everyone, and thanks for visiting with me.


Heidi said...

great idea to turn those pieces into card bases. I organized mine the other day as well. This card is so cute.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I never use that orange, I must dig it out. Like the tip about scraps too. :)

Ellibelle said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors you used and the sketch is beautiful.

Becky said...

This is just lovely, love the design of this flower and the colors are fabulous. Good tip

Michelle said...

this is wonderful.and reminds me that i have neglected this fantastic stamp set...TFS!

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