A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Hi everyone! Today's card is probably one of the easiest cards to make as I let the decorative paper do all the work for this one. I selected a couple of papers with vintage styling to use (I think they were both My Minds Eye, but I am not positive about it, sorry). I cut a larger background out of a peach toned decorative paper, then found a coordinating paper with a beautiful rose and music pattern to it for the inner background. I decided to let the corner roses to do the work and add interest to the card this time rather than stamping or embossing. I stamped the Justrite stamp from the Live, Love, Laugh set on to the same paper as the outer background. I stamped my sentiment inside the framed stamp and then cut it out with the coordinating Vintage Labels Two die. I coloured the striped area with distress markers and mounted it on foam in the centre of my background. Using a bit of leftover paper from the outer background, I tore circles of varying sizes to create flowers. I used a Tattered Rose distress ink on the torn edges. I crumpled them a bit, then glued two or three together to form my flower. I added a flatback pearl in the centre of each one and mounted them around my focal element. I added a messy bow tied from chalk coloured seam binding which I spritzed and scrunched for a more shabby chic vintage look. I topped my bow with one more flower and added a pearl swirl spray to the opposite corners as accents. I finished the card with a double black mat. Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.
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