...never look like i've done very much to them?? case in point, this week's 3x5" "skinni" for something completely different, for which the theme was "blue and white":
(patterned paper (as a verrrrrrry thin frame around the edge): bo bunny; spray inks: glimmer mist + ranger distress re-ink & perfect pearls; stamping & distressing inks: ranger distress, colorbox chalk, tombow markers; stamps: tim holtz, stampin' up, purple onion design, tattered angels; masks: tim holtz; florals: prima; brad: k&co; embroidery floss: dmc; inkjet transparency: 3m; font: carbon type; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner)
i started with white paper (!!!) on which i used masks and spray inks; then i used several different stamps with distress ink, chalk ink and markers; THEN i added my text* on a transparency; finally i stitched a few swirls with embroidery floss. at least you can really SEE those! :)
*this was the quote of the week on stef's blog recently, and i ♥LOVE♥ it! i was thrilled that we were sort of "themeless" this time so i could build my card around it.