I have been chomping at the bit to play in a challenge founded by one of my blog friends, Virginia Lu. She created a challenge called Virginia's View where she posts various themed challenges.
The current theme is Do With What You've Got - make a tag or scrapling using materials you already own with at least one recycled item. As luck would have it, I went to a bridal shower on Sunday. The hosts wrapped the utensils in a pink napkin, then a smaller piece of burlap over the napkin and wrapped it in pink raffia and added a silk flower. I jokingly said to everyone at my table "Hey, I'm going to save my burlap, string and flower to use on a card. Then, everyone at the table gave me their burlap, string and flowers!
I soon put my new-to-me supplies to good use on the card above. The burlap and pink ribbon are recycled from the bridal shower. The card measures 3.5x7". Why the unusual size? Because I used some scrap paper I found on my work table. I took the challenge to heart and used only scraps of paper. The stamps and sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp. I just happened to pick them up on Saturday at the Simon Says Create event, which was just a couple miles from my house! (I bought them before entering the challenge, so I consider them part of my existing stash.)
I inked up the stamps in distress inks, misted them with water then stamped them onto some scrap watercolor paper. I then stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black, added bling, the string, lace tape and burlap before mounting it onto another piece of scrap paper, which was a recycled scrap from a print shop! I used three recycled items!!
I had fun playing with my scraps. I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.