Long Card from Tidbits

Tidbits are the same thing as scraps, only it sounds nicer.

I had printed a bunch of these reindeer from papiersalat on glossy paper before I knew it was bad to color on glossy with copics - I didn't want to waste the printing, so I tried coloring them with my good old bics.  The bics give a stronger color,a nd I was able to blend them a little with my copic blender.

That's tidbit number one.

To make this long card (8.5 by 3.75 inches), I scrounged through cut bits of paper on my crafting table.  See the white punched border?  That isn't a separate piece of white paper, that is the selvage from the main background piece of scrapbooking paper.  Almost all double-sided paper that you buy by the sheet comes with a white selvage that has the barcode and and name of the paper on it.  Ususally it ends in the waste basket, but I decided to use it.  That, and the scraps layered under it, are tidbit number two.

I used a 2 inch circle punch to cut out the reindeer (Donner, I think - you'd have to ask Santa).  I didn't want to have to whip out the circle cutting tools necessary to cut the next size larger circle, so I thought I would punch three circles and offset them to make a layer.  Then I realized I didn't need three whole circles, just three crescents, and that used a lot less paper (tidbit number 3).  I think it's a more interesting look, too.

Finally, the white ruffle is a scrap of winkled gift tissue.  I couldn't decide whether to keep it to wrap another present, or toss it, and it sat in my hand just long enough to get stuck on a card.  That's my last thrifty tidbit. 

Now, for the challenges:
AIFactory - holiday
Digi Doodle - animal (yeay!  I can't believe I won last time!)
Pixie Dust - snow
Sassy Studio - non-traditional colors
Inktegrity - non-traditional colors
Paper Pretties - punches
My time to craft - reindeer
Cheerful Stamp Pad - "Twas the night before ..."

Juliet Arrighi


Karen said...

Lovely, and love what you've done with the tissue paper, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Anonymous said...

okay..totally cute! Your image is adorable! thanks for entering this week's challenge at AIF and hope to see you again

Anonymous said...

Cute reindeer.Just love the tissue paper.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shops Best :D
Lisa x

Vicki Romaine said...

What a cute reindeer. You did a good job using your Copics. The netting b ehind the image is a perfect trim.

Thanks for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Vicky said...

cute card and good use of scraps. I like the tissue paper embellishment :)

Tracy said...

WOW! I wish I was that thrifty with all my scraps (tons! LOL) I love the offset circles idea. It is a great look. Cute card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Katja said...

This card is adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Katja (DDSB-DT)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very thrifty. Great card.Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


deesdesigns said...

The expression on his face is priceless - love the look of the longer card!

I'm so glad you could join us this week at My Time To Craft.

racinggrandma61 said...

What a great job one this card, and a great way to use up those extra pieces.

TY for joining us at AIFactory challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again. I look forward to see more of your work.

Laralee DT

BarbaraW said...

Cool card and nifty tidbits. Thanks for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Sara said...

Very nice, thanks for playing along with SSD and DDSB!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your reindeer card- love all of your tidbits- I never save that edge from scrapbook paper- never thought of using it- Thanks. Love your crescent tip too- love the look of that.

Unknown said...

What a cute card!! Funny image. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
Hugs ~ Tine

Julie said...

So cute! Love the accent behind the image. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Anonymous said...

Fabulous reindeer! Love him!

Vicki Romaine said...

Congratulations Juliet! Your reindeer card was so cute Your card has been posted on my site as the winner of the stamps by Frecracker Stamps by Design by Pamela. If you will send me your address, I'll try to put them in the mail by Sat.

These stamps are so cute. i think you will like them.

My Inkie Fingers said...

What a cute little guy!

Thanks for playing along at AI Factory this week!

Cindy-Lynn (((Hugs)))