Thursday, 29 April 2010

My first scrapling!

I've never got round to making a "scrapling" so I thought it was about time I had a go. A what, some of you may be asking. A scrapling is just a little card made from the bit left over when you trim a standard sheet of cardstock to make a square card.

A very quick and simple one layer design - no colouring in! I used three inks sponged through a hole cut with a Nestie in a piece of scrap paper to get the "glow", stamped the hibiscus with the mask still in place and then removed the mask to stamp the dragonfly.
Two scored lines and a crystal brad add a touch of texture to finish off.

I love the bold, graphic look of this hibiscus - this set is actually made up of the same two images as the "Emerging Dragonfly" set but the sizes are reversed so the flower is the large stamp in this set where it's inchie-sized in the earlier one.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Emerging Hibiscus (Sara England line)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Classic Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Crystal brad by Making Memories
Scor-It


Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Suzie said...

Love the 'glow' Joanne! And it is a lovely stamp. Great card!

Karen said...

ooo this is really striking Joanne...very Japanese XXX

tracy said...

joanne,thats looks stunning :)

craftytrog said...

Fabulously simple! Love it! x

sam21ski said...

Ooooh Fantastic xxxxx

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is sooo effective. Thanks for telling us 'how to'

Carol said...

wow Joanne how striking! really love the yellow with the black...

xx

Effie said...

Lovely crisp, clean card!

Kathy said...

Joanne, this is gorgeous - I really love it. Aren't scraplings fun to do?

Kathy said...

ps
I think your excuse for not sharing your desk is TOO poor for words my friend!
Most of our desks look pretty much the same each week - with just different amounts of mess, and maybe different colours and different projects lurking in there - it's still fun to see. So next week then?

Traceyr said...

ooo Joanne very classy. :)

Janice said...

Great card, love the double lines at the bottom with the brad detail.

trinketz said...

I learn new things everyday lol love the card x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is STUNNING Joanne! So simple yet so powerful! Awesome job and one that I will no doubt be casing! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Rosie said...

I love this - crisp, simple, stylish.

Gez said...

Very striking Joanne. Looks clean & classy.xx

Sue said...

Beautiful Joanne. I love the hibiscus image and the glow really brings it to life.
Sue x

Hazel said...

Sorry I haven't been blog hopping recently, but am enjoying catching up. Love this scrapling - yes, it's simple, but very stylish - and I love the hope card below x

Lorraine said...

fantastic clear stamping..really love this