I was giving away a 6" x 6" pack of the new Cottage Wall designer paper to one lucky winner in a free draw at my card class today. I'd used the paper to design two very different cards for the class because I wanted to show how versatile this paper can be. Congratulations to Sue for winning the draw - and how lovely that she immediately shared her new paper with her friend! Here are the cards we made today:
The first is a floral using a tonal colour scheme featuring the scrumptious new Rich Razzleberry which goes so beautifully with pale plum. I used the 5 petal punch to make the focal flowers because I liked the way they echoed the shape of the flowers in the paper. I set an eyelet in the centre of each flower and threaded a knotted piece of silver cord through to represent stamens.
The next card is for a smaller person! It's a window card using the cute lion from Fox and Friends.
I thought this swirly design in the Cottage Wall designer paper looked quite junge-lish. It's adhered to the card front and the window is cut out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. I heat embossed the lion and made a little scene for him using daubers and ink and a leaf stamp from Pocket Silhouettes. I punched it out with the same circle punch and adhered it inside the card so that you can see it through the window on the front. To finish the card, I added a heat embossed happy birthday tag and a matching button and rounded the corners.
Here's how it looks when it stands up. Can you see that properly?
Floral card supplies:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
Card stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
Other: 5 petal punch, scallop border punch, cropadile, silver eyelets, silver elastic cord, Cottage Wall designer paper
Lion window card supplies:
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Labels
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: 1 3/4" and 1" circle punches, Versamark and clear embossing powder, More Mustard button, linen thread, Cottage Wall designer paper
So there we have it - two completely different looks from the designer paper. And it certainly doesn't stop there! Do come back to my blog in the coming week to see more ideas using the Cottage Wall papers.
See you soon!