I rolled the Leaves A La Carte wheel diagonally across the card base to disguise any gaps and to give the pattern a more 'random' appearance. I used the Wheel Guide (109920), which is nice and deep and the wheel just runs alongside it in a nice straight line. I've tried using ordinary rulers, but the wheels tends to ride up and over them spoiling the cardstock in the process. I've used the wheel for a card in this example, but you could just as easily cover a bigger piece of cardstock and use it for your scrapbooking instead.
Right, for the central panel I used my Soft Subtles markers directly on the stamp and then 'huffed' on it, to re-moisten the ink just before stamping. With the yellow centres, I thought the flowers could be little Forget-me-nots.
I stamped the words exactly in place by using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. This has to be one of the most useful tools that I have. I've lost count of the times that I've spent ages creating a card, only to spoil it with a wonky greeting! Not now, though!
I mounted the piece onto several mats. Try varying the widths and colour arrangement of these, to give the best effect. The darker colours tend to look better on the outside, as they enclose and make things look smaller.
The Bluebird was stamped separately, cut out and mounted on dimensionals. That's it - sweet and simple, just how I like a card to be!
Stamps: Carte Postale & Leaves A La Carte Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White & Night Of Navy
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night Of Navy & Soft Subtles Markers in Bashful Blue, Barely Banana & Certainly Celery
Thanks for looking!
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator