Today's project is an oldie, but a goodie. Well, it's not so old, but I've had this card since I attended Lydia Fiedler's Unwind Retreat in Salt Lake City in November. I completely forgot that I hadn't shared it. I love, love, love this super simple technique! Lydia's like that--she gives us techniques that we should have been able to figure out on our own, but it takes her genius to bring these ideas to fruition. Look at how cute this card is!
You know those tiny strips of cardstock that you have left over after cutting down your mats--like the Lemon Lime Twist mat on this card? What do you do with yours? I toss mine because they're too narrow to stamp a sentiment on. (I save my 1/2" strips, but anything less than 1/2" gets recycled.) Well, Lydia apparently saves hers and then she lines them up and adheres them to a simple Crumb Cake mat (3-3/4" by 5"). And then she stamps on them. What?! This little dinosaur and the sentiment is from the "Pieces and Patterns" stamp set and stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.
I adhered the stamped mat to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Lemon Lime Twist mat and then onto a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. So adorable!!
I hope your year is off to a good start and I wish you health and happiness in the coming year.