This recycling tip is so simple. Using newsprint as a background. Most people have magazines or junk mail that contains text capable of being used as a background, or back drop, or even for paper piecing.
I came across a wonderful blog by Lydia called Understand Blue and saw this technique used by the author. I really like the simplicity of it as well as the way it pops the stamped image. Check out her posts from June 14th and 26th to see two cards where she used this technique.
My card is based on both of Lydia's cards. I couldn't find my Micron pen (or rather, one that worked) so I used my SU Basic Black marker for the outlining. And, I don't seem to have much luck with gel pens. They don't seem to flow very well for me, so I wasn't able to highlight as much as I would have liked to, but I think that you get the idea.
This is one of the new hostess sets called Wings of Friendship (I used the flourish for my star card last Thursday). I stamped the image in Pacific Point on the newsprint that I had run through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. Backed that with Basic Black and mounted it on Tempting Turquoise. The flourish in the lower corner is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with clear EP.
I think, no, I know I'll try this again! Thanks Lydia, for the inspiration!!!