The title of this card refers to the fact that I was looking at some striped wallpaper one day and wondered what it would look like if I changed the stripes into rows of flowers instead. My stash includes scores of really small stamps that weren’t getting much use, so this seemed a good way to hold them accountable for their room and board. I stamped them in loose formation, used 2nd generation stamping as well, and didn’t stress over placement. This is good therapy for those of us who tend to be anal retentive . . .
The background was done direct-to-paper with the same colors on water-misted and heavily textured watercolor paper to get a diffused look. I do up whole sheets of these at a time and then cut what I need for the current project. The remainder lives at BB’s (my Background Box) until I need it for the next stamping session: instant inspiration and a time-saver to boot!
Cardstock: Beckett Iceberg, Watercolor paper, Blue velvet
Stamps: Assorted small images
Inks: Vivid Straw, Ultramarine, Olive, and Butterscotch, Gold marker
Punches: Assorted small leaf punches
Doo Dads: Gold floss bow
Tip of the Day: Free stamping materials are everywhere! The Navy Blue layer on this card is part of a molded flocked liner that was used to cradle my husband’s new electric razor. Under the lid and in between the molded impressions, there was plenty of flat material I could repurpose for stamping needs. Their waste is my gain!