Studio Katia • Using Color Cardstock Leftovers

Using Color Cardstock Leftovers. Card by @craftwalks

Hi friends!

Today I want to share an idea of one way you can use those color cardstock leftovers which I’m sure you have somewhere laying around in baskets, boxes, poly envelopes or whatever storage system you have. I have a lot of those. But since I’m a passionate stamper I mostly use white cardstock and not so often grab colored one. Coloring is very popular now and even though I like stamping more I still do coloring quite often. And again white cardstock is used then. So there are not much opportunities for my color cardstock to be used.

With this being said – both stamping and coloring (especially coloring) take quite a bit of time. With color cardstock on the other hand color is already there. You just need to take it and use it. That’s what I did on a card which I’m sharing today. It was so easy and quick to create, but I like it as well as my stamped or colored ones.

Using Color Cardstock Leftovers. Card by @craftwalks

I started by grabbing several pieces of different color cardstock and white embossed a flower from Together We Bloom Clear Stamp Set onto them. When I was choosing colors I tried to stay within one color intensity so to speak. In other words I didn’t take one light color and another dark one and so on.

Using Color Cardstock Leftovers. Card by @craftwalks

I also die-cut a sentiment out of white cardstock using a die from Mini Thank You Die Set.

Using Color Cardstock Leftovers. Card by @craftwalks

I made an A2 card base out of black cardstock and adhered the sentiment onto it. Followed by adhering flowers in two clusters, in the left bottom and top right corners. Some flowers I adhered flat and some were foam mounted. I used black foam squares for this, as white foam ones would be noticeable on a black card base.

Using Color Cardstock Leftovers. Card by @craftwalks

I trimmed the flowers along the card base edges so nothing sticks out. That was literally it, that card was ready ;)

Hope you like this ides of using up color cardstock leftovers.

Have a wonderful week!

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tara Prince

    August 22, 2017

    I love the bright flowers on black!!

  2. Reply

    Viola

    August 22, 2017

    I really love the boldness of the card and the fact that it can use up scraps. I have a million of those. It’s brilliant.

  3. Reply

    Pat

    August 23, 2017

    Really like this idea!!! Most of my scraps are pastel but I can tell that they will work as well. Thanks for a wonderful quick idea.

  4. Reply

    Becky Sennholtz

    August 24, 2017

    I’m going to do this TODAY. Thank you for the inspiration!

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