Friday 9 May 2014

Use It! with Lucy's Cards - Class 3: Lesson 5 (Using up Scraps)

It's the final lesson of my 3rd Use It! class. But don't fear, I have another one already prepared. :)
This week's products:
Simon Says Stamp's You're Expecting stamp set
Amy Tangerine's Cut & Paste Die Cut Shapes

Lesson 5 - Using Up Scraps

I have a LOT of patterned paper scraps. A lot. I do not like throwing anything away… especially not pretty papers. So I love paper piecing… it's one of the best ways to use up the bitty pieces of paper I have left behind after a project. Today's card uses a few pieces I had left behind from my other cards this week.

Before I make a card, I always sketch. And then I get out my stamps and have a play around on my work surface to see how they look in real life. This way I can see if the fonts match the style of the images and whether all the stamps have the same line thickness… because these things really annoy me if I get it wrong. :)
Stamp the birds onto scraps of paper. The two large birds need to be stamped on both papers so you can paper piece the beaks.
Trim the birds and beaks and paper piece together. I use Multi Matte Medium or Glossy Accents as they have lovely fine tips which are perfect for detail glueing.
Adhere wiggle eyes to the birds using a tiny bit taken from a tiny glue dot. One glue dot was used for all three eyes.
Trim a kraft panel to 5 1/2 x 3 1/2". Line up where you want your birds, then stamp the legs and sentiment in black ink.
Add stitching to the sides of the kraft panel. Fold the thread over the top and bottom of the card and adhere to the reverse.
Adhere the birds to the kraft panel.
Trim two 1/2" strips of ampersand paper and adhere behind the kraft panel.
Adhere to a folded card measuring 5 1/2 x 4".
Oh how I love these little birds...
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And that's it! The week is over. Hello weekend. :)
I hope you have enjoyed this week's class.
I'll be back soon with my next one. Feel free to email me with any ideas you have.
Bye for now.


Marisa said...

This card is BEYOND adorable! LOVE it!

Ann K said...

You make the cutest cards! I love this one!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Terrific card Lucy, I am really enjoying learning about your creative process! Jo x

Cindy C. said...

Oh my such a darling card!!!!

Carol said...

I just love this card, Lucy! I have several baby cards to make and you've definitely inspired me. Thanks a bunch!

Ann said...

I have followed all your card classes Lucy and love them all! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity - your cards are just beautiful! Ann xx

Sarah G said...

This is just so cute - love the paper piecing! Another great class :)

Mary-Anne V said...

so so adorable. this series is great...thanks!

Anonymous said...

I found your card on craftgawker and think it is just so cute! We are having a Linky Party here We are choosing 3 of our favorite projects, and those chosen will get $5 in Blitsy credits. Hopefully we see you at our party! :)

marilyn said...

Just found your blog and have enjoyed wandering around. These little birds, however, are hands down, my favorites! Thank you for your tutorials... Encore, Encore!!

Anonymous said...

Love love love this card, the chicks are too cute. We will be sharing your post on our Facebook page, hope that is ok. Thanks so much for sharing!