NEW CATEGORY! A while back I bought a couple of stencils to use on cards and just got around to trying one out. This is one of the mini stencils from The Crafters Store called Birds of a Feather.
I gathered a bunch of wide printed paper strips from the table scraps bin and selected Distress Inks to coordinate with each one. Then, using washi tape, I blocked off a portion of the stencil (hanging birdhouses) that I did not want to transfer to the paper. I used foam daubers to pick up ink from the pad and sponged it through the stencil onto the patterned paper.
When these were done I selected more table scraps for each one and then chose a card base. Each one then got a sentiment from the pre-stamped bin plus some paper flowers with either pearl or rhinestone centers. In some cases, where the contrast was not high between a couple of papers, I used a colored or black fine line marker to draw in some faux stitching.
I made 7 of these cards with three being vertical and four on the horizontal.
Many more techniques to try using the stencil (including using the birdhouses portion of them). So, expect to see this again.