Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stamping Vacation: Lots of Paper Challenge

This month's Lots of Paper challenge at the Stamping Vacation blog asks us to go through our patterned paper stashes and find something with large flowers on it. Piece of cake!

I was really excited about this challenge because I knew that paper like this would be perfect for a Mother's Day card. I made this for a former co-worker to give to her mother.


I actually had to plan where I was cutting the patterned paper to fit my card so that I had some flowers that I could cut out. Using a craft knife, I cut out an entire flower plus just the petals of another flower. I curled them up a bit and used dimensional adhesive to reattach the largest flower. You can see the effect better here:


I added some Liquid Pearls at the very end.

This photo allows you to see the shimmering foil detail better:


I experimented quite a bit with different tag shapes before settling on this Grommet Tag by Spellbinders... I use these quite a lot... I love them!!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Soft Stone, Summer Sunrise, Silver Shimmer
  • Patterned Paper: Vivacious (SEI)
  • Stamps: Delightful Dahlia
  • Ink: Starlite Silver (Brilliance)
  • Die: Grommet Tags (Spellbinders)
  • Other Tools: Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger?), pearls (dollar store), craft knife (EK Success), dimensional adhesive

4 comments:

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you created this card. Never would have thought of going in that direction. TFS

Sabrina said...

Great job Dana! Especially the cutting with the knife! The pop up flowers and the liquid pearls make them stand out from the rest.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is amazing, Dana! I am craft knife challenged! I always seem to amputate something important...like on a human figure the head for instance. ;)

Amber said...

LOVE THIS! I am a sucker for layered floral prints and you've done it perfectly here!