Got scraps? Of course you do! Don’t we all? Well, here’s an easy and colorful way to use up some of those beautiful cardstock scraps. Now go grab a 1.25″ circle punch and a pile of paper scraps and let’s get started!

The first thing you need to do is decide if this is going to be color specific, tone specific or just an assortment of your cardstock, glitter and/or metallic paper scraps.

This card uses a colorful assortment of cardstock and glitter paper but I did want one dark and one lighter shade of each color half within the full circle. Once you decide your color scheme, punch at least two of each color shade and then cut each of these circles in half.

For a standard A2 card (4.25 x 5.5), you’ll need enough full circles to create four rows of three – a total of 12 full circles. Which means 24 half circles. Before adhering each circle to the card base, add a little double sided Score Tape to hold the two halves together. This is a great way to keep the circles together while you play around with placement.

Of course I forgot to take a photo of the cardbase before it was completed, but luckily the vellum circle and other embellishments were minimal and you can see all rows of the card. Cougar Smooth White cardstock was used for the card base and so many color varieties for the circles which include Wedding Cake white Textured cardstock and Gold Glitter cardstock.

The cute little China dolls and Thank You sentiment were stamped on Cougar Smooth White cardstock with archival black ink and then colored in with an assortment of markers. This cardstock is wonderful for both watercolor and alcohol markers!

I am not a coloring expert but I can tell you, never be afraid to experiment with different types of markers. You can tell how easy it was to color this in. Don’t you love the scribbly look of the kimonos?

The addition of the vellum circle to anchor the China dolls is so subtle but makes such a big impact! What type of card are you going to make using this technique?

Unfortunately I didn’t keep track of the different colored cardstock that was used for this card, but the good thing is that CutCardStock carries such a great variety of shades, weight and specialty papers so the combination is endless!

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Dorlene Durham

Hi there! Iā€™m a mother of four young adults, two granddaughters and a dog, Gracie. We are an active family that love to create memories which gives me more things to scrapbook! It's win - win! You can see more of my creations on my blog Crafts in the Command Center, IG @3sons_and_astar or YouTube Channel Dorlene Durham.