Friday, April 22, 2011

Mix the New with the Old

The Day 52 challenge at 365 Cards is called Spring Cleaning. The challenge is to rummage through your stash and make a card that contains 2 pieces of pattern paper that you have had for at least a year, a piece of ribbon that you have had for 2 years and something that you have had since you started paper crafting. I rummaged through my stash and this is what I came up with...

Doing the unexpected is so much fun. I just recently received the CTMH stamp called "Heartfelt Treasures." It is the perfect companion for the Sophia Paper Packet. As I was going through my "old" pattern papers, I realized that the leaf would work well with the pattern in "That's Amore," a paper packet that was released 2 years ago. The flower image has been stamped in Chocolate twice on Colonial White paper and then colored with my Copics. I cut out the images and attached them after curling the edges upward. The center piece was also stamped, colored, cut out and attached. The leaf is also from the same set as is the sentiment. By the way, I have had the pattern paper and ribbon for 2 years and I used a corner rounder tool that I bought at the first home demo I attended about 15 years ago...WOW... :o)

My point to all of this...May times we see a stamp set in an Idea Book or Catalogue that is paired with a particular paper pattern and think that the two must be used together. Don't be afraid to study your stamps and papers and mix and match. Many times stamp sets will with with totally unexpected papers. Have you ever tried mixing things up? For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Beautiful card, Cindy. I always have a hard time mixing papers or stamp sets! But this is just lovely :-)