Have you noticed a natural progression in how you stamp? As you become more comfortable with the hobby you also start to become more adventurous.
I've been scrapbooking for 10 years (although I don't really don't scrap for myself as much as I should) and stamping for 5 years. So that means I have accumulated A LOT of patterned paper over the years. Although I own all that gorgeous paper, I really didn't start using it in my card projects until this past year.
This is where the progression comes in. My stamping friend April and I were just discussing this very topic at my Techniques class last week. She never used patterned paper on her cards until she started attending my classes. I guess as a stamper you assume that you need to stamp everything. As you get more comfortable and get exposed to different parts of the art, you try new things (i.e. adding patterned paper to your projects). It's amazing to see what happens.....we go wild with ribbon, paper flowers, Hodgepodge Hardware kits, brads, buttons, etc.....
So, here's your homework.....make a card using all that patterned paper that you are hoarding. Post a link so I can take a peek.
stamp sets: True Friend, One of a Kind, Canvas
ink: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
paper: More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Bali Breeze DSP
accessories: markers, Vintage brads, ticket corner punch, Coluzzle, Crafter's Tool Kit, sponges
Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!