Scrappy birthday!

This weeks challenge over at Less is More is "don't scrap it" and they are asking us to use up some of our scraps. Easy huh? apparently not, this card has taken me all afternoon and is one in a long line of unappealing creations. Anyway, I'm quite happy with the final product and went along a masculine theme as I need a card for a male colleague next week.

The card was made using a Dovecraft wooden stamp which I've only ever used once before. I stamped it onto white card first (a salvaged piece form a previous "messed up" card) and then onto several scraps of green and blue card. I cut out each one of the candles and paper pieced them over the original image using Pinflair glue for added dimension. Then I added the gem candles. I rounded the corner using my WRMK corner chomper and then mounted the stamped image on to a scrap of blue card and then added the other left over strips to the bottom of the card.

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Thanks for looking, 

Rebecca x



28 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Rebecca, the dimension on the candles is so effective and the gems for flames look great. It was worth persevering!
    Super stamp too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Ah this is super what a great card, I love the candles and its perfect for a man, Love Hazelxo

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  3. Super card Rebecca, those candles are fantastic
    Thank you vey much
    Mandir
    "Less is More"

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  4. this card is lovely :) I love the way you did the candles :)

    Tags xx

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  5. Wonderful card, worth all the effort, it looks amazing.
    Diane

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  6. A super card, love the colours. I have this stamp but never inked it up - you've inspired me to use it! Sarah x

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  7. Great card! So clean and simple and so so so effective. Looks great!

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  8. This is an awesome card, Rebecca! Very sharp and very clever; definitely an inspiration!

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  9. I really like your candles...they look really cute in the middle of the card! I often use my card scraps to make candles...A great birthday card for a guy!

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  10. Great paper piecing, so effective,
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    Linbyx

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  11. i love it... candles look fab
    xx

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  12. Love your little pieced candles with the gem flames. They look great. :) Ann Y.

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  13. I love the elegance of this card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

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  14. Awesome card! That was lots of work all that you did with the candles. It was definately worth it.

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  15. A fab idea & a really effective card. Love how you've put the "happy" sideways. It must have took you a while to stamp & cut all the little candles, very clever.
    Sally M x

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  16. My admiration goes to you, I'm not patient enough for all that fiddly stuff.
    Well done on a fabulous card and a brilliant idea.

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  17. What a great card - so simple & very effective :)

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  18. Love the popped up candles with the gem flames....super card :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. That candle stamp is fabulous...and you've created such a unique card with it!!

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  20. Such a lot of work but well worth it for the result. Brill card! x

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  21. Brilliant card, it looks stunning.

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  22. I love it. Well worth an afternoon of your time x

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  23. That's fantastic, a good well made CAS card always makes my smile, so thank you for making me smile today! Sorry to be so late getting round to you but thanks so much for playing along at Sweet Stampin' x

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  24. Love it! I have this stamp, and you've done wonders with it!

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