I selected some background stamps and some distress inks, and tried a new stamping technique.... Oh okay, I fell asleep, but it was an effective technique nonetheless.
I stamped up a cool and funky background - actually, you could use this as is for a journal background, but, having started my washi project, I thought I shouldn't be wishy washi over my original intentions!!
I cut my patterned card into strips.
Then inked the edges with distress inks. The magazine article suggests backing your strips with double sided tape, but I used Pritt stick to glue them onto a blank card.
Coolness! Gosh, I am soo clever!!
Ahem, I mean, what a clever technique! I added one of our previously made toppers and a sentiment to match...
Now I just need to pawposely forget someone's birthday so I have a reason to send the card.
I had an abundance of strips leftover, and a blue 'mop up' background in my journal, so I put them together
With a stamp or two - Alice in Wonderland, a pretty flower, and a flying fish or two - also adding some text from Alice in Wonderland
' Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to' said the cat.
'I don't much care where' said Alice
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go' said the cat.
I printed a directional signpost I found on the Internet to finish off my page. Here's a close up.