Repurposing Scrap Cardstock to Make Cards Pop!

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Hello friends, Preeti here on the the Rubbernecker blog! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite ideas for repurposing scrap cardstock to add some pretty interest to your projects AND reduce your stasg!

It’s been a while since I posted as I am still battling the virus and remain in isolation. This week seemed a bit better so I sneaked into my favorite place in the whole world, my craft room, and created this card. Spring is my favorite season of all, mainly because it is a reminder of hope. A hope that no matter how long the Winter may seem, and how dead the plants and trees look they will spring back to life when itss Spring.

Lately with everything that’s happening around us, it seems like it’s never going to end. But even in this weariness we can find comfort in each other while sharing kindness and love.

Today’s card is a reminder of that. And this sentiment I chose for this card is well suited for this time in our lives. One of my favorite things about Rubbernecker products are their sentiment stamps, there seems to be a sentiment for almost everything you want to say, from heartfelt like this one to funny for the days when you really need a chuckle!

I decided to use only colored cardstock today to make this card. Sometimes I don’t like the images to have a white border around it when I die cut them or fussy cut them, but by using cardstock in the same color family as your inks, you can solve the white border problem AND start repurposing scrap cardstock! In this case today I used a light coral pink cardstock for my flowers and a green cardstock for my leaves. I wanted this card to be bright and colorful and in order to do that I kept away from all neutral tones, except the white embossed sentiment.

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  1. Start by stamping the layered floral images from It’s Spring Time stamp set. Stamp the large and the small flower image using Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks in Posey, Scarlet and Crimson on a light pink cardstock. A bonus in this was I realized stamping on a colored cardstock made these Fuse Inks look even more vibrant! Heat emboss the center of the flower using gold embossing powder. Fussy cut the floral image leaving a small border.
  2. Stamp the leaves on a green cardstock. Stamp some leaves in Mist Green ink and a some in Clover green ink. Emboss the outline of the laves using gold embossing powder. Fussy cut the leaves leaving a small border.

  3. Stamp the Sentiment from In Your Heart stamp onto a red card stock and heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Cut this sentiment into a fishtail banner using a paper trimmer.

  4. Adhere these stamped and embossed elements onto a teal cardstock, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  Adhere this teal panel to a top folding white notecard , add a few clear gems and the card is finished

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Here are the products from Rubbernecker that I used to make this card:


Rubbernecker Blog 8cf9fed3-faae-45ce-b811-0e6622104a5a  We would love to see what you guys are up to with all the Rubbernecker products you have. Don’t forget to post them on the Rubbernecker Facebook Fan Page. Also visit us on the Rubbernecker IG page to see more card inspirations and ideas.

And if you are inspired by this card to try repurposing scrap cardstock that we all have in a bin, waiting to be used, PLEASE share – we love seeing what we’ve inspired!
Love you all, Stay safe!!!

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