But there are some very simple ways of allowing these natural images to take center stage in CAS designs, and I just love playing around with them.
Many, many thanks to Reader Bev, who sent me SU's set Nature Walk. I sat down and played with it first chance I had, and here are the first two cards I made.
By the way, I really loved the look of rounded corners of the blue card and wanted to do the same on the green card, but after I stamped the sentiment, I realized that rounding the bottom right corner would cramp the sentiment. The miss you sentiment was chosen because the troops need lots of cards with it, and this card is destined for Operation Write Home. As there is nothing soft about missing loved ones, the sharp, pointy corners feel appropriate to the situation, don't you think?
For tips and tricks on making these rectangular mosaics, you can see my tutorial HERE.
stamps: SU Nature Walk, Papertrey Simple Little Things (sentiment on green card)
paper: PTI white, light blue; SU certainly celery
accessories: dimensionals, corner rounder, tweezers