Friday, April 10, 2015

Mosaic Birthday Cards

I found another way to use up scraps! I previously wallpapered some background mats into patchwork backgrounds. I saw a new background tutorial (by Gina K. Designs on Stamp TV) where there was a randomly created geometric pattern and space between the scraps. I decided to try it out and I really like how it looks! In fact, I made several!

I have two to show you today. For the first one, I used brown as a neutral colour and accented it with red.

I thought it had a masculine look. For whatever strange reason, it makes me think of corduroy! Anyway, the balloons are actually Christmas ornament dies turned upside down! I used crochet thread for the strings, which I tucked into a slit in the sentiment. (Sentiment stamp by Close to My Heart.)

I made a couple for some male birthdays that snuck up on me. Since I liked how those turned out, I decided to delve in to my black and white scraps again and accented with different colours. This one is the red again, so you can see the contrast from the brown:
I'm so happy I have yet another way to use up scraps. This method calls for some very little scraps, so I still have enough paper to last a lifetime, but every little way to use it helps!

Which do you like better?

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