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7/13/2018

Birthday Leaves

Welcome....and Happy Friday the 13th! Hope you've had a good week. Thanks for all the Anniversary wishes yesterday. We didn't make it out to dinner as planned. Our grass needed to be cut, and we were waiting until it cooled off a mite, around 7:30pm, to get outside. When Mr. suggested that it would be thunderstorms today, and thought he'd mow the grass later, I said "Fine, we can eat out later". Come 7:20pm, I looked out and it was raining! Not complaining, we needed the rain, and we'll go out tonight instead. He got out about 1pm this afternoon, as it was clouded over. Still pretty hot, and of course the sun came out. I have been trying to do the 'close trimming' with the walk behind mower, so I did my bit. Now we're all done and the yard looks nice for the weekend, and we still have a nice dinner to look forward to! Yay!

Here's a card that was made from waste paper on the table where spraying is done. Many times when boxes are shipped - there is a waste paper scrunched up to act as filler. It's not tissue paper exactly, but more like a thin newsprint type weight. It's perfect to line the table where I spray and do other messy techniques, and sometimes before I pitch it, I look and see some pretty color. This card is a good example. I hope you (and the recipient of this card) will agree with me. The color was created primarily from spraying brusho-s and probably some Lindy's sprays.

 
 
 
 
After cutting the sprayed paper into a usable section, adhered to a lightweight piece of white card stock. Cut this piece into 3 sections and placed on a black base.
 
Memory box leaf die was cut 3 layers - 2 from black c/s, bottom layer from white snippet, colored with copic black. Covered the top layer with Clear WoS, then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze after adhering the die to the card. Did the same treatment with the sentiment. A few pearls, and it's done.
 
Since this card is basically ALL snippets, I think I shall zip over the Pond to say Hello to Parsnip and all the elves at Pixie's Snippet Playground for Challenge 330. Maybe there is a cool breeze out on the swings. Don't ya'll want to come along and play?
 
Thanks for dropping by....Have a great day. Hugs
 
 
 

30 comments:

  1. Looks really great Mary, especially with the glossy black but bet it would look great in glossy white too.
    We had rain today the first time for over 3 weeks.
    Have a good weekend.

    Kath x

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  2. This is fantastic! Love that you used your colored paper from spraying and what a beautiful color combination! I just love the enameled leaf sprig. What a fantastic look. I need to remember to enamel my die cuts from time to time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. How beautiful background for your card with that sprayed paper, you have made a great recycling! You have done so well to not waste it! Love the way you cut it and arranged in three panels, it's a great idea and the glass of the leaf branch pop out so well!
    Big hugs, enjoy your anniversary dinner when you like! :)

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  4. Stunning card. Love the glaze of the sentiment and fabulous die cut leaves. Great use of the sprayed paper as it's made a wonderful background. Sorry you didn't get out for your meal yesterday but I do so hope you enjoy yourselves tonight...x.

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  5. Your card is beautiful Mary, what a great way to use up that packaging paper, it looks wonderful. I just love the glazed leaves against the beautiful background and the pearl accents are the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Wow! Excellent use of your scrappy leftovers, Mary, and gorgeous colors. I like the layered horizontal piece behind the leafy branch. Your birthday card is certainly beautiful! XXOO

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  7. That is a neat affect, good way to use waste paper, never thought to do that I guess. Not exactly sure how you did the leaves...but it sure is a nice affect also. Happy Anniversary to you and husband. Least you get to go out to eat. Mine does not like going out to eat. So I always have to cook and ALWAYS have dishes in the sink!!!

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  8. This is so cool Mary! You can see the gorgeous shiny surface in the photo. I totally love this - great job!

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  9. Mary what a wonderful way to up-cycle your packaging. Love the background and that wonderful leaf sprig. gorgeous :)

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  10. This is so artistic and gorgeous, Mary!! The background colors look amazing!! I love the leaves!! It's so stunning, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. It’s always fun to look forward to dinner when the first time doesn’t pan out. Love this card with the blues and the brilliant black that just pops off the paper.

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  12. This background is so pretty Mary and a great idea not to waste it, also love the way you have cut it in three and backed with the black, and the leaves look just perfect over the top and so beautifully glossy with the Nuvo Crystal Glaze you have used, and to finish the scattering of pretty pearls. Enjoy your meal. x

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  13. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  14. What a wonderful use of the oversprayed paper, Mary! It makes a gorgeous card with the black accents!

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  15. Stunning card, love the background.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  16. Wow, what a great idea Momma Mary! I love that you found a pretty section of the paper you spray on to use. I will have to keep the paper that comes in Savannah's dog food box for spraying on. I love, love, love this card! The background just pops on the black. You got some awfully pretty looks on that background paper too with those sprays and such. Loving those leaves as well. So beautiful. I sure hope the person who gets it loves it just as much as I do-can't imagine that they wouldn't! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. A fabulous card Mary, such a lovely background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. Hi Mary, Hope you havce had a lovely meal out.

    Loving the card.

    You take care. Sue

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  19. I love it and it the waste paper as you called it is a treasure now. I have often reused some of my waste in cards too. I think your design is fabulous! Enjoy your night out now!

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  20. Your waste paper card looks great! It's amazing what you can do with things that would otherwise tossed away. I have a hole stack of used clean tea bags and a few cereal boxes, of course clear plastic for windows on cards too.
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  21. It's hard to imagine this was created from waste paper but it looks amazing with that stemp and all those wonderful panels and colors! Again, congrats on your anniversary- I hope by now you did get to enjoy a nice dinner out to celebrate!

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  22. Love the way you used your those bold colors, so nicely done!

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  23. From bits and pieces? WOW Mary, I love the background colours, the design is perfect for the "splashes". The die is a perfect compliment. Good to hear you are going out, wishing you a very pleasant time. AND the lawn done, now it's just relax.

    As for the rain, instead of being a green and pleasant land here, it's the colour of corn, even the trees are going into autumnal mode with the lack of rain. I am still happy with the weather though LOL.
    Faiht
    x

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  24. How absolutely stunning, we all need scraps as beautiful as these and the die you used is perfect with your background!

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  25. I know exactly which type of paper you mean! So glad you didn't throw out this fabulous piece - it makes a gorgeous background for your die cut! Love this card!

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  26. What a stunner Mary - I love it, the black against the irregular blue patterns is really dramatic!. I sometimes use the paper from my spray box for backgrounds too.
    Blessings
    MAxine

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  27. Beautiful card Mary - wonderful use of waster paper of course! I think we're all becoming more and more conscious of recycling stuff. And this is a lovely way of doing it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  28. I'm so sorry I missed your anniversary while I was gone. I'm sending belated Happy Anniversary wishes to you both. That's a wonderful milestone. The time goes by so fast doesn't it? Your anniversary card is beautiful and so is this one. I love the glossy leaves and using the box paper is genius.

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  29. You have the nicest waste paper I've ever seen Mary!! This is gorgeous. Glad you looked it over to see that it was card worthy. Amazing colours. Love the design with the three panels and the gorgeous large leafy die-cut. xx

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