This was a fairly quick, easy card that started out as a way to use up some patterned paper I was struggling a bit with. I am currently trying to use up some of my older paper. (I have a bit of a hoarding problem in my craft space. Ummm… maybe more than “a bit”, LOL.) I’ve found that when all other ideas fail, I can usually just cut it all up into strips and glue them together like I did here. As long as they aren’t wildly incompatible (these were all from the same collection), it usually looks okay. Here, I took the extra step of inking all of the edges in brown, which helps to make the design a little more cohesive. To go with the brown ink, I matted the paper-pieced piece, die-cut the sentiment and matted the image with brown paper. I also added a small bit of brown ribbon.
The two cats were stamped on white cardstock, colored with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut out, and adhered to a die-cut “wavy” rectangle. The whole piece is adhered with foam adhesive, giving the card a bit more dimension than you can really see from the photo. The most time-consuming part of the whole card was actually cutting and gluing the sentiment. I love little die-cut letters, but any sentiment longer than “Hi” can seem to take forever. And the floor around my craft table always ends up looking like a big bowl of alphabet soup… letters everywhere!
Sending warm thoughts – and warm fuzzies – out to everyone on this cold, snowy day. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Supplies used: brown and white cardstock from stash, Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste 6×6 patterned papers (from Simon Says Stamp’s November 2013 card kit), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Tim Holz Walnut Stain distress ink, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Simon Says Stamp’s Furry Kisses clear stamp set (Kristina Werner design), Die-Versions Tide Pool alphabet die set, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles Large die set.