Several of the cards I've shared in the 'Snippets of Words' series so far have been quite simple, where the found phrase was one of the key focal points, but today I thought I'd show how they can be used as just one little element on a busy multi-layered card:
Behind him sits a section of recycled kraft cardboard from an envelope which a friend sent me something in. An envelope which she'd already recycled it [she added the butterfly stamped image across it] - so really this is doubly recycled scrap ... and if whoever I send the card to then recycles it into another project this scrappy card could turn out to be immortal. Reincarnated indefinitely!
Likewise while I wanted to make use of the butterfly image [below] I hid the printed sentiment beneath a strip of woodgrain tape. Another perfect use for my ever-expanding decorative tape collection:
And here's the snippet itself was chosen for the way it seemed to reflect the way butterflies flutter by; twirling and twizzling across the sky!
As I've said throughout this series ... you really can't go looking for the 'perfect' phrase ... [mainly because you probably don't know what that looks like!]. But, with an open mind [and eagle-eyes] you can go looking for 'something' ... and invariably the right phrase will find you!
If you'd like to browse for the right phrase within some new-to-you vintage pages then drop by the shop.
- Have you seen the brand new range of Sheet Music packs yet? There'll be some fun lyrics amongst them for you to pluck out and use on your projects.
- And there's always a great collection of phrases inside the Fiction Themed mixed packs.
- And if you want to take true spirit of surprise ... then a Serendipity Pack is the way to go! These packs are sold unseen and could contain anything!
And, if you haven't used my shop before you can always read through the positive feedback my customers have left there, and I hope it will answer some of the questions you might have about whether or not to try me out!