Topic: Scrap Recovery
After doing so many cards with background using 6 x 6 pads I end up with a lot of paper strips. I grabbed a bunch of these and sorted them into color groups to use as striped backgrounds.
To create the background I run a piece of white cardstock through the Xyron to cover it completely with adhesive. Then, starting at one end, I lay strips side by side and then trim the piece to size with the paper cutter.
For this piece I used strips in greens and golden yellows. I pulled a few older strips from the scrap bin to have more variety than I found on the tabletop.
I added a rub-on illustration that I got in a swap. The little birds just floated in space so I used a Sharpie marker to sketch in a branch. I added some black peel-off leaves and mounted the whole piece with a black border.
The rub-on is a style I have not used before as it is very plastic-y and has some fine glitter embedded in it.
I added a black-trimmed greeting stamped on green cardstock.