I am going to share a fun technique that was taught to me by one of my dearest friends, Pat. She calls it Faux Mosaic which is a perfect name! It also looks a bit like stained glass with some faux soldering.
To start, grab some scraps from your stash. These can be papers that match or simply "make sense" together. You will want to use some a chipboard or heavy cardstock shape for this-make sure it is something that can handle a lot of wet adhesives without curling up. I picked a chipboard tag and some red, white and blue vintage-looking scraps.
Cut the scraps into little shapes and bits-don't overthink this part of the process. Spread a thin layer of glue on your chipboard. Now, cover your chipboard with the little bits and leave a small sliver of a space between those pieces. You will need room to do your soldering in a bit. If some of your pieces hang over the chipboard, that is fine-trim those off once you have all of the pieces glued down.
Once the pieces are stuck and the glue is dry you are ready to solder your piece. I used Liquid Pearls from Ranger-they are a variety of colors and have a neat metallic look when they dry. You will want to do a line between all of your pieces and all around the outside of your tag. Liquid Pearls can be tricky to get used to at first so do some practice lines on a scrap paper until you get the feel for the product. Let those lines dry all the way before moving onto the next step.