I have quite the stash of paper, and they aren't always the ideal sizes I need for my project. So, instead of cutting up a perfectly good full sheet of paper, I came up with a way to 'make' my paper fit my project. In this case, I love the pattern of the paper, and it gives a nice 'old fashioned' feeling. So, since my rectangle wasn't quite the size I needed, I cut it up in a unique pattern, and used the cream colored base of the card to make a pretty geometric background.
The paper has a slight jaquard pattern behind the stripes, and as soon as I saw that, I KNEW I had to use the Storybook cartridge for my main piece. I used coordinating colors of Bazzill cardstock to my patterned paper. I attempted to cut the 'Accent' feature for each of my letters in 'DAD' - but for some reason they came out too small. Rather than use more paper, I improvised, and used my Copic markers to mimic the accents that the original cuts would have given me! My base tag is antiqued slightly on the edges, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. The tag is adheared with 3-D dots to give it a little more dimension. The overall effect reminds me of the Old West!
Cutters Creek Items used:
Cricut Storybook cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Glue Dots 1/2" Pop Up Dots
Copic Marker - E47 - Dark Brown