What I found this time was a lot of examples of "One Sheet Wonders". As many of you may already know, this is where you take one sheet of patterned paper, cut it into various shapes making the best use of the paper that you can, and then use the shapes to make as many cards as you can (or at least quite a few of them). I realized that part of the reason I was having a challenge with this particular card was that I hated to cut into my beautiful flocked paper! So, I bit the bullet and just started cutting it into shapes. I didn't use one of the many patterns out there, and I wasn't as ruthless as many folks (didn't cut as many small pieces). I cut several pretty big pieces that can serve as backgrounds for cards. But I also cut some strips of paper, and that is what I ended up using here. I had a purple card base that was perfect for this. I matted my strips of paper with black and tied it all together with a black satin ribbon. I love the way it came together!
After cutting my strips to the right length for the previous card, I had some little pieces of them left over, so used them to make another card: