Friday, July 8, 2011

Sun & Fun - Unity Challenge

Another fabulous Unity Stamp challenge:  Sun and Fun!  Summer was the theme and it was perfect for my leftover paper from Simple Stories.  From my summer layouts, to a really cute card that will cheer someone up down the road.  I'm all from taking my scraps from layouts and using them on cards so they don't sit in a box or plastic tote of years.  I know it's not recycling, but I think there is a Girl Scout motto in there somewhere about "using resources wisely."  I have that one covered here! 

We get caught up with stamping on cardstock or plain paper, when sometimes pattern paper is just perfect for a particular stamp.  Case in point . . . the bathing suit from "It Suits You" which is a Jillibean Soup design.  Stamping it on pattern paper and cutting it out gives a really neat dimension, and while I used black ink in the design below, I'm thinking a blue would have been even nicer (hindsight).  I punched holes and fed my ribbon through so it looks like the suit is just hanging there. 


Clothing designs are perfect for pattern paper, and there are other stamp designs that would also get a boost of charm from pattern paper.  Don't be afraid to play around with it!  The results can be fun!

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