21 Feb 2016



As promised, I am back with 3 cards and a tutorial.

This is for:
Addicted to stamps and more challenge #181 - Anything goes
Through the craft room door challenge 16 Feb - Anything Goes

I wanted to do something a little different from the usual heat or dry embossing, debossing, texture paste etc.  So I had a look through the ideas and inspiration book that I keep and came across serendipity cards. 
It's a terrific way to use up scraps because there are so many different layouts that you can use to incorporate this into cards.

Here are the cards that I made for the challenge.

 Here is the tutorial. (I will also paste a link to this post and add it to a tutorial page on this blog)

Base card -  piece of A5 card (and A4 cut in half)
Scraps of card
Paintbrush (for applying glue)
Ink Pads
A die or two
Embossing powder

1. Grab a load of scraps

2. Tear them into little pieces

3. Glue them onto the card randomly without thinking too much about it, until most of the card is covered. Overlap pieces.

4. Die cut a few pieces and stick these randomly onto the card. Then leave it to dry.

5. I missed this stage out on my piece) Choose some stamps to work with and stamp all over the design with chalk or dye ink pads. The colours do not matter too much. Leave it to dry - or dry with a heat gun.

6. Choose another stamp and either pigment ink or versamark stamp it all over the page. Cover with bright metallic embossing powder. Shake off the excess and heat emboss

7. (Optional) Repeat step 6 with a different stamp.

8. Squeeze blobs of stickles randomly over the sheet and spread it with your fingers. You are looking to achieve a thin random coverage.  Leave it to dry. then cut up an use on your cards.

Here is the piece that I keep in my inspiration book to remind me of this technique.
You can obviously use any colours/colour combination that you fancy.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that you will give it a go.
Thanks for coming by to visit.

Sharon xx


Mac Mable said...

Wow... stunning. Popped across from the Less is More blog to take a closer look and glad I did. Thank you for the step by step of these fabulous and inspirational projects.

Rahmat said...

What a great way to use the scrap, I will surely try this. So glad that you linked up at ATSM with us. All are super pretty ans CAS.

baileyrosy.com said...

Fantastic way to re purpse our scraps and thanks for the tutorial, very effective indeed and so many possibilities.


Esther said...

Wow, fabulous! So creative and a wonderful way to use up scraps. I would never have thought of taking a textiles technique to papercrafting so this is really inspiring - love it!

Tracy May said...

Great tutorial - must give this technique a go. Love you clean and simple cards you created with it! :-)

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous cards brilliant tutorial! Off to find my paper scraps to have a go!

Melissa L. said...

These are gorgeous, Sharon. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for playing along at ATSM AG. Melissa

Asha said...

What a wonderful way to use up scraps... and I have a box full of bits and pieces. Thanks for the tutorial, Sharon.
hugs, Asha

Creative world said...

Stunning cards,all of them,and what a fabulous technique to use a scrap...and all the design's you make with it...FANTASTIC...Thank you for joining us at ATSM and share you gorgeous work and tutorial...Željka...XX

Betty Wright said...

Love how you reused all those scraps! Great cards! Love all the textures and dimension!

Cara said...

A great tutorial, thank you so much for sharing it. I've enjoyed having a nose around your blog, I'm pleased that you have got back into your crafting. Cara x


Oh my word - what fabulous cards and great use of the scraps! Love the Tutorial - thanks for sharing.
Sylvia x

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant way to use up all your bits and bobs Sharon... with stunning effect too!
Thanks again.
"Less is More"

Kay Wallace said...

What an amazing (not to mention thrifty) technique, Sharon! Gorgeous cards all!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! You have been so busy here! Gorgeous texture and such unique techniques too. What striking and elegant cards. Love them all. thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Tammi Cremeans said...

Awesome. Thanks for joining us over at Through The Craft Room Door. Look forward to seeing you again.


Kathyk said...

Beautiful makes in post today


Anne said...

Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super texture card!
Stunning technique Sharon and a terrific trio of makes.
Thanks for joining our challenge
"Less is More"