|Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; stamp from Unity; stamping ink from Clearsnap; edging ink from Autumn Leaves/Stampology.|
Hi, everyone! It's time for my first de-stashing post of the year. In keeping with my plans to simplify things in 2015, I'm bringing you an idea that is simple yet versatile: using scraps to create a mosaic effect. I used this mosaic technique to make the Valentine card that you see above.
The idea for the Valentine came from this card, which is one of my favorite creations from 2014. I used boldly patterned scraps for the 2014 card, but I got a totally different look by choosing romantic/shabby chic scraps for the Valentine card.
I left the 2014 card unembellished, but I added a tidbit of decoration to the 2015 card, with this doily cut-out and stamped heart. Really, you can get so many different looks from this one mosaic technique, just by varying the size and pattern of the paper scraps and adding (or not adding) a little embellishment. Plus, this technique is a quick and fun way to use up scraps. Let me know if you give the technique a try.