Twice as Nice!
For this card I punched several strips of Quatrefoil Specialty Designer Series Paper and then used the punched-out pieces to create the background for this card. Now, I will admit . . . I certainly wouldn’t want to cover an entire card front like this, but doing a few rows was actually fun.
Starting at the bottom, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces to a sheet of copy paper and worked my way across and up. When I had completed enough rows, I trimmed away the excess and attached it to a card base made from Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Feathers are very popular in the stamping world right now, and when I looked at the outline of one of the leaves from the Gently Falling Stamp Set, I thought “Hey, that could easily be turned into a feather.” So I stamped the image tone-on-tone on Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and trimmed the images down. To enhance the look further, I cut tiny slits down both sides; then, I attached the “feathers” to the card front and covered the base of the feathers with a button.
Finally, I added a sentiment made using the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set. Here is another perfect example of modifying a stamp to get a different look. I didn’t want the portion of the stamp that said “Thank you” so I just trimmed it off after I stamped it to create a fun little tag. (You don’t always have to use a stamp or accessory in the obvious way!)
I challenge you to take another look at your stamping supplies to see if there are any hidden gems like these. Everyone loves to find hidden treasure!