Like many artists and crafters, I have more patterned paper than I’ll ever get through in my lifetime. It doesn’t help that I save even the tiniest of scraps … just in case. I was recently sorting through the basket that holds all my papers and noticed how well a few of them went together. They were similar in color and design, and I knew I wanted to pair them together in some way. As I tend to do, I chose to make a few tags and cards to showcase the paper combinations. These were so quick to make, and I loved the results so much I know I’ll come back to this idea again and again.
Select patterned papers that are similar in color and pattern. Tear the papers into strips, layer them onto a tag or card, and glue in place. Dip a bottle cap into white acrylic paint, and stamp circles onto the papers. Stamp an image (I used Scribbly Birdies by Dina Wakley Media) in the white space of the card or tag, and add a word sticker. This technique would also make a great background for an art journal page.