I can't believe an entire month has gone by since my last post.
I spent a day at my sister's a couple of weeks ago. She has been using scraps to make backgrounds and I really liked the idea. So one of the things I took with me to work on was a box of scraps. Some are pattern paper, and some are cardstock. Rather than leave the cardstock plain, I like to stamp on it with background stamps, wheels, and small stamps. That way, it's just like pattern paper and I like the mix better than using plain cardstock. I sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink before arranging them on cardstock. I spent a lot of time cutting strips, but I did manage to put together 3 backgrounds that day. I use thinner, less expensive cardstock as a base, unless I am putting the strips right on the card front.
I decided to use this technique in my class this week, so I wanted to use the backgrounds I had made.
I pulled out some butterflies that were in my stash of stamped images. I added a sentiment and some punched dots. A layer of black between the background and the card base completed the card.
The next one is very similar, but I didn't add an extra layer of cardstock. I did stamp a large doily on this one, though. These were both all pattern papers.
This was the third one I had made, and the butterflies just didn't seem to work, so I pulled out a new SU set that I just picked up on Friday. I love this flower. I stamped it twice, colored with my cheap kid set of gelatos, and then cut them out.
I think this is such a great way to use up those little strips that get cut off when creating layers for your cards.
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