Friday Inspiration, Coasters and Scraps

I am getting a lot of mileage out of this whole desert thing! Not only did the flowers, colors and textures of the desert inspire me, but I also found some very cool paper at the hotel where we stayed.

Check out the colors and patterns:

The striped paper is from the little packet that held our room keys. (Notice the white part on the lower right — that’s where I tore it open. I almost cut it off, but just in the nick of time I realized I could hide it!) The coasters were such a delicious weight and color. They had the hotel name stamped across the center, but that didn’t stop me. Here is a card I made using the striped paper:

See how I hid the white scrappy part? To make this card I first ran my cardstock through my new Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder (Sizzix.) I edged the striped paper with a black marker, then glued it to the card front, off-setting it to the left. I white embossed the Michael Strong pot on rust-colored paper (to match the rust-colored stripe) then cut the top part of the pot to make the little one. (I love the versatility of this pot, which I also used here)

The pot screamed for greenery, so I stamped the pod-looking flowers (Hero Arts CL338) on scrap paper in Old Olive (Stampin’ Up), then cut them out and cut them apart. I stuck them to the back of the pot, then glued the whole shebang to the bottom right of the card. I attached the smaller pot using foam dimensional tape. All that was left was to add the sentiment (Hero Arts) and three gemstones.

Next week I’ll show you what I did with that coaster!

Thanks for coming by.

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7 Responses

  1. This is a super card. Cutting off the pot top was clever and it added that extra little bit to make the card better than one pot would have.

    • Thanks Timaree! Isn’t that pot the cutest? It was designed to be cut apart, which makes it so versatile!
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
      roberta

  2. Beautiful card. Love the colors, design and 3D effect.

    • Hi Deanna, \Thanks so much for the nice words! And thanks for coming to my blog — hope you come back! Roberta

    • Deanna, I forgot to say …. I like your quilt! I love the colors! roberta

  3. Thanks Roberta! Great card/great recycle idea!

    • Thanks so much, Michael! Bad me… I neglected to include your website in my post — but I will fix that. (And for anyone reading this comment, find Michael’s stamps at http://www.strongstamps.com.) Hope to see you at Carson!

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