before i explain the title, i should mention that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is to make an easter card. which i did. see?
now the title: a couple of weeks ago, i tried out a new kind of collage background, where i just sort of messily masking-taped a few different sized pieces of vintage paper together, and then used the larger composite sheet of paper as a background. so far i've mostly used it for gelli printing. but the other night when i sat down to make this easter card i thought, i wonder if i could make card backgrounds that way? and i started playing with some scraps of vintage paper and it turned out, YES, i could. instead of using raw, messy, masking tape to hold the pieces together i neatly applied some washi tape at the joins. i chose these beautiful irises from an old book for my focal image, added some (elderly) chipboard alphabet stickers for a sentiment and mounted the whole thing on a nice neutral plaid by the late, great, basic grey. et voila. things that don't really go together... together! of course there's a strong arguments that you could paste these gorgeous irises onto a cereal box and they'd still look good, lol.
meanwhile, there are lots more varieties of easter cards, courtesy of my design team sisters, over at SOS! ♥