How about learning something a little different?
I picked up March's copy of 'Quick Cards' and found this fabulous technique called 'Bargello'. Simply it's about taking strips of paper and cutting/arranging these to make fun backgrounds.
I decided to give it a go, and here's what I got :-)
I've put the instructions so you can create your own Bargello card on the 'class' page of my blog. It's a great way of using up scraps. Plus because the results make for the most fabulous background you really don't need much in the way of embellishments!
I've added a Gorjuss girl from docrafts range; some ribbon; leaves and flowers and that's it :-)
here's some close ups...
I'd love to know what you think, leave me a comment and let me know if you plan to play (mainly so I can come nose on your blog and see what's you're playing with!)
www.operationwritehome.org Using stripes
www.lexiscreations.blogspot.co.uk Special card for a female
www.dustinpike.blogspot.ca Girly card challenge
www.thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk Anything Goes
www.cardsinenvy.blogspot.co.uk Paper strips instead of ribbon