Wednesday 11 February 2015

Ways to use designer paper - Painted Blooms by Stampin' Up

Never underestimate the pleasure of opening a pack of designer paper and thinking up ways to use it - especially when that pack of designer paper is Stampin' Up's Painted Blooms! Every single paper in the pack is breathtakingly beautiful. Come and see how I used one of the papers today:

This is a very simple way to use the floral designs: I cut a piece to use as the background, added a sentiment strip and made a topper by fussy cutting a flower and leaves out of a spare scrap of paper and mounting them onto a punched circle.

Here's a close up of that where you can see that mounting the cut-out flower onto the punched circle really focuses the eye onto it. You can see other little details too - the scored edge of the sentiment strip and the candy dot decorating the flower which matches the accents in the paper.

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Those of you who are following the relationship between my darling old cat Tuppence and the young canine pretender Eva will be glad to know that an uneasy truce has been called. Tuppence has moved her domain high up on window sills, the backs of furniture and my dresser where Eva gazes wistfully at her while she preens. But sometimes, when Eva's asleep, Tuppence comes down to examine her which reminds me of those scenes from Tom and Jerry!

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  1. I have this beautiful pack of paper and this card is great inspiration to actually use some of it . . . oh, wait, I haven't finished stroking it yet . . . just a little while longer then . . . . xxx

  2. Beautiful card Vicky, great use of pretty papers!
    Val x

  3. I'm glad that the animaux are getting on a bit better!

  4. Beautiful card, Vicky! I don't have this set, yet, but I do have a pack of Best Year Ever DSP that will be opened later xxx

  5. Such a simple card Vicky but very pretty indeed and even better, quick to make when you need one in a hurry. xx

  6. Beautiful, love the paper and how you have used it so simply, I may have to case this, thank you.


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