Okay, pop quiz: Which of these five cards...
uses this polka dot paper?
Answer: ALL of the above!
Here's the scoop: I should've been packing last night (I'm on the move - again...sigh...), but just couldn't motivate. Also, despite my short attention span, once I get an idea it kind of makes my brain itch until I get a chance to execute it (or at least try), and this one has been festering for a while.
I have a stash of paper (like all papercrafters do!), and some of it is older and/or outdated and/or just plain ugly. I've been mulling over what to do with some of it by way of "altering", to turn it into something else. I started with polka dots, as they're not my fave, although Korin made a really cute card (and more) with some the other day. You can see it here.
Anyway, I decided to see how many different styles of paper I could turn these polka dots into. First up, I cut a square 3 dots by 3 dots, stamped a large flower over the center dot, then smaller flowers around it:
Next, a row of three dots (pretty much all the same color) stamped with a ladybug stamp:
Then, I used a variety of small stamps to make a sort of random print. The only altering I did besides the stamp was to color in the ears (and paws) of the bunny and dog:
On to the next one. I used a sort of abstract stamp with a lot of open space in the center (notice that I wasn't fussy about if white showed - lends to the fun, I guess...), then stamped with a small flower stamp to fill in some of the white space:
Finally, a single row of dots, overstamped with the same image in two colors. Again, not fussy about lining them up. I like it better with the wavy lines above and below than if I'd stamped them nice and even:
I'm sure there are other ways to use this stuff, but those are a few I came up with. I intend to alter other papers I'm not crazy about, and I'll share those ideas, too. One other thing - uses for the scraps of dots left over. Punch out tiny shapes for other projects, or punch out the whole dot to use as a reinforcement on tags, etc.:
Okay - your turn! Go think outside the box and see what you come up with. I'd love to see, so feel free to share! I guess I have to go pack now after all...
Love that you think outside the box. The cards are groovy and cute! Great Job. Your creative ADD sounds JUST like mine. I think I'll go try and create something now.
Posted by: Allie Gower | June 12, 2007 at 06:33 PM
Awesome cards and great creativity! I can't wait to see what's next.
Posted by: Kim B | June 13, 2007 at 05:08 AM
I love how you altered the polka dots! My favorite is the cute little lady bugs!
Posted by: Niki Estes | July 15, 2007 at 08:05 AM