Delight in the Little Things – Cards and a Journal Page

by admin

Hi ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett with you today to show a few smaller scale projects which are absolutely perfect to showcase the variety of mini pieces recently released and to stamp on.  First up some cards.

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This card was a lot of fun to make and I used up a ton of tidbits in doing so.  Therefore I truly ‘delighted in the little things’ 😉

I started off by using the Ice Shards Stencil (2014252) with some ink to create a pattern on my patterned paper background.  From there I cut apart a bunch of mixed media scraps I had already created in to rectangles and glued them around the border.  I painted the Delight, mini (2014255) piece with black paint and while it was still wet sprinkled it with some fairy dust glitter.  I went back and dusted the glitter off in certain areas so it was covered to heavily.

Here is a closer look:

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I really loved how easily this piece fit on my card.  The dimension of this one is 5×5, which is typical for me, but I can see how these would easily fit suit other sizes as well.  I think it’s a sweet alternative to your everyday stamped or sticker sentiment don’t you?

Products Used

Delight, mini (2014255)

Ice Shards Stencil (2014252)

Feather Stamps (2013249)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Abstract Stencil (2013181)

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For this card I began by stamping various stamps from both the Clouds A Happy (2014248) set and the Clouds B Dream (2014249) set with VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed them with some sparkly embossing powder.  Next I scribbled color on the card with my NeoColors II and wet them down with a waterbrush to blend.  What I loved about this technique was the embossed clouds resisted the color yet it did in fact seep into the patterns of the clouds allowing those to shine through.  While you can’t see it all that fabulously in the picture, it is pretty neat in real life.  To finish off my card I added some fun ScrapFX pieces along with other a few other embellishments and it was a wrap.

Here is a close up of the happy cloud so you can see how the details shine through a bit better:

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Isn’t that neat?  You can also see how it really worked out nicely on the confetti cloud.  I can’t wait to use these clouds more.  I feel like they were made just for my cloud lovin’ self, LOL!!!  Be prepared to be cloud inspired – ha!

Products Used

Clouds B Dream Stamps (2014249)

Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248)

Post & Rail Fence, Woodgrain (2012073)

Leaf Buttons, mini (2010007)

Finally I have a journal page to share but it isn’t your typical page.  I have started Bible journaling and while I know this isn’t for everyone it is a great way for me to connect my faith and love of art.

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Here I’ve used the Circle Weave Stencil (2014093) with some Dylusions mist to start the base of my journaling.  Next I stamped with some of the Clouds A Happy and Clouds B Dream stamps, then added my Wonder, mini (2014253) piece.  After that I jazzed up some of the new Seeing Stars (2014238) with some homemade glitter glue and the adhered them to the page along with my letter stickers and additional journaling block.

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Here you can see just how wonderfully all these pieces work in my Bible as they are so thin and won’t cause much bulk as I continue to journal, but truly this is a benefit for anyone choosing to use ScrapFX items in their journals.  You get the awesome benefit of dimension without too much excessive bulk.  One more thing to mention here is about the arrow on this page.  It is a handmade embellishment and was created on sticky back canvas using modeling paste and the Arrows Stencil, small (2012379).  When I make these I tend to make them in large quantities and this way I have a stash for easy grabbing.

Products Used

Arrows Stencil, small (2012379)

Circle Weave Stencil (2014093)

Wonder, mini (2014253)

Seeing Stars (2014238)

Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248)

Clouds B Dream Stamps (2014249)

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you take some time to delight in the little things as well.  🙂

2 Responses to “Delight in the Little Things – Cards and a Journal Page”

  1. What a glorious post of colour and beauty! Love each project to bits! You certainly have a way with colour.

  2. I love them! Your creations always make me smile. They are fun and playful!