Thursday, March 10, 2022

{Spotlight Project} Maria Revisits Scrap Strips

I'm back again this month still talking about scrap strips. This time I took some scrap paper I'd used when swiping ink pads directly onto my ink swatches. In the past I'd always stamped a solid image onto my swatches but I've decided I like the color swiped onto the swatch so I've been updating them. I have a lot of inks. A lot. All that yummy color? I just had to make something with the prettiness.


Gather supplies - I grabbed the swatching scrap papers with all their prettiness, a piece of scrap paper to glue them onto, a glue stick and a tag die. I also wanted to add some texture paste through a stencil onto the cardbase. The rest I figured out as I went along...


Tore some strips in ROYGBIV order and glued them onto my scrap paper. Notice I'd traced the die onto the scrap to give me a good idea of where to place the strips.


When the glue was dry I die cut the tag. TIP: Rather than throwing all of the negative piece away, I trimmed off a strip of it to adorn the inside of my card ;)
I also die cut three tags from scrap cardstock to stack before adhering the tag to my card front.


I snazzed up my card front with some shimmery paste through this fun stencil. I did not cover the entire front, just three random areas. TIP: Be careful not to place your stencil in the wet paste when you move it around.

Here's the finished card again. I gussied it up with a couple feather leftovers from my scrap drawer. Rainbows. Aren't they the best?

Tearing up scraps or backgrounds you've made is another great way to put them to use in your cardmaking. As always, if I inspire you to place an order in the shop, I'd love it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA code for an additional 20% off at no extra cost to you.


  1. Nice share to outline the die to make sure it's covered when cut. I like the look at the feather set.

  2. What a great way to create a layered look with scraps. I love the paste...what brand is it?

    1. Thanks MaryAnne. Got it at my Aldi a couple years ago!

    2. Thanks MaryAnne. Got it at my Aldi a couple years ago!

  3. What great use of that gorgeous paper... love the textured background to the tag too.
    Stay safe

  4. I like how you tore the colored papers. I just love the effect of the colors, placed in a different way. And the gold on the feathers is such a great addition!

  5. What an interesting
    way to create this
    tag and card. Lovely.
    Carla from Arizona

  6. Wow, this is stunning! Love the colours and layers. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. Love your card, so neat. I will be trying this. Thanks for sharing!


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