Life in Colour by Fliss Goodwin



I have a pair of very colouful cards to share this week that make use of those scraps of paper that you may find lurking in your stash as I do. These all originate from scraps of That's Crafty! Perfect Background papers from Amanda Southern and definitely mustn't end up in the bin!

Step by Step:

Square Card

For this card I cut my scraps roughly into pieces about 3.5 centimetres square, choosing bright shades of blue, green, orange and yellow. I stamped on them all using various stamps from the Textures collection stamp sets and slightly darker ink in the same colour tones.

Once the squares were dry, I glued them to a square piece of black card leaving the central area uncovered as I was planning on sticking on a further panel and there's no need to waste those precious scraps.

I took a larger scrap of contrasting yellow and orange paper and stamped script on with orange ink. I added a black mat and stuck the panel in the centre.

I stamped some butterflies on blue toned scraps with black ink and cut these out. I also stamped my chosen text - one of Lynne's fabulous affirmations on a further scrap, matted on black card and added this to the card together with the butterflies.

Rectangular Card

This card uses larger scraps trimmed into stripes and I chose those with some pink and white in to pick out colours in my central panel which I picked first as I already had a spare butterfly in yellow in my bits box.

I stamped on the strips with pink and blue inks to contrast well with the colours in the papers. I then glued them to a narrow black mat.

I stamped on my main panel with the same texture stamps and ink colours to draw all the elements together then added a black mat.

I glued all the pieces to a 5 x 7 white card blank and finished off with the butterfly and another of Lynne's affirmations stamped on a yellow scrap.


White Card Blanks

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. These are beautiful! What cheery, bright colors and those texture stamps are perfect.


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