Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thank You with Mariposa

Just like every other paper crafter, I feel in love with the DCWV Mariposa papers when they first came out. I hoarded the beautiful sheets of paper because I could not bear to part with it. 

Well guess what? Scrapadabadoo has ordered more of the 
Mariposa 12x12 paper pads and the 6.5x5 paper pads !

This means I can use one set of papers and keep the other set. LOL

I made this side step Thank You card and actually used several sheets of paper. haha

I started with this teal sheet then layered the coral and butterfly sheets.
Then I fussy cut some butterflies from these sheets:


Of course, I had to add some of bling (although it is difficult to see)

So now that I can have my Mariposa ans use it too, I think I will make more cards with the lovely papers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Metallic Look Paper

Hello crafty friends. I made this card months ago but am just now getting around to posting it. Better late than never, huh?

My sister had double knee replacement surgery. While nothing can actually make that feel better, I thought a card might cheer her up a little. 

I had just watched this video that Jennifer McGuire made in August: 
Faux Textured Metal Paper with Perfect Pearls 

The video shows how to create a cool metallic paper look by use Distress Inks, embossing with embossing folders, then adding Perfect Pearls. The effect is quite nice in person.

I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks and an Anna Griffin embossing folder along with Perfect Pearls (in Perfect Pearl color).

I added some of my Multi layered flowers inked with Seedless Preserves.
I added some seed beads that I had in my stash to the center and finished the card off with some bling.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Purple Heartfelt Creations paper

Not sure if I ever posted this card. I used Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor papers and of course my handmade paper flowers.

Funny thing is that I chose this paper because it was so beautiful then I ended up covering it up with flowers. LOL