Recently I received a handmade card where my friend had stamped directly on patterned paper. It is a simple idea, yet often overlooked. I decided to try it out on my own cards using a basic butterfly and flower stamp on Basic Grey paper. The underline is actually from my sewing machine without thread.
I was also excited to use up some of my rub-on words. Using these helped create a variety of cards. I added some buttons to a few of the cards (took my photos before the glue was even dry).
I encourage you to use this technique on your next handmade card. I will definitely be using it more often. Let me know if you have links to photos of other cards that use this idea!