A Card to Make from Scrap Papers

I really wanted to use scrap paper, but didn’t remember to look for it, so went with a paper pad, called Latte Stack from DCWV from Joanns..It’s an older paper pack, that I’ve been trying to get rid of.
I watched a video by Tina Zinck and saw her make this card (or a very similar one.)   I made an “X” on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of card stock, one inch from the sides. So the marks are 1″ from the left side and 1″  from the right side. I made the same marks at the top and bottom, then ran a pencil line and made an “X”. I used the X for a guideline as to where to lay my paper strips. The strips were 1/2″ wide by 6″ (the length of the paper pad.)   I used four different paper patterns. One paper pattern on the outside of the X on all four lines of the X that meet in the middle, then used another paper pattern, butted next to the first,  then another and another. I trimmed them from the underneath of the card stock as I got to the edges, and then used the pieces I trimmed off to continue the pattern. I glued my papers down with wet glue but you can use tear tape, tape runner, or glue sticks.
After the whole front was covered, I cut 1/8″ strips of gray paper from the same paper pad and glued them to about 1/2″ from the bottom and top, as well as 1/2″ from both sides. I took a diamond shaped layered set of dies and cut a smaller diamond for the sentiment, then the next larger size out of the same gray color used for the small strips.
I used cream color card stock from Recollections Heavy Weight card stock from Michaels and cut it to 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, actually 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to make a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card front. I took the gray piece cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (and cut the center out to be the diamond that layers under the sentiment. I added foam squares between the sentiment and the gray layer when adhering them to my card.  I stamped the sentiment with gray ink that I thought would match, but was a little bit too dark.
In cleaning the extra paper I’d cut, I used some spare strips to layer near the botom my envelope on the front and back.


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