Patterned paper can be used to create a quick and easy card that is still clean and simple by adding focal interest with dies.
For this card I die cut a rectangle of patterned paper from the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Since the flowers in the patterned paper had gold foil centers I decided to used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the sentiment. I used the large Thank You from Hero Arts. It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam. I like to cut it so the sticky side is up. It makes it easy to adhere the two die cuts together and adds great dimension.
Since the sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock, I decided to add a rectangle of the same cardstock behind the patterned paper rectangle. I used a paper trimmer to cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger and adhered the two together using Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
I wanted to add some interest to the front of the card and so I went to my stash of vellum and found a light pink and green that matched the color of the flowers and leaves in the patterned paper. I selected a couple of the flowers and leaves from My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers and die cut them from the vellum. To add interest to the flowers I turned them over and added shading to the flower and leaf centers with Copic Markers R21 and G21. The two flowers were adhered together with a foam circle from my stash. The leaves were adhered to the back of the bottom flower with Ranger Multi Medium Matte since the glue wouldn’t been seen through both layers of vellum and the flower center would cover the majority of where they were adhered. The flower center was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered with the same multi medium matte.
It was now time to assemble the card. A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The patterned paper/mirror gold rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The gold mirror sentiment was adhered to the top of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the flower and leaf cluster was adhered with the same glue to the bottom right of the card front. I liked the way it turned out and I really liked that I was using some of my patterned paper stash.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Vellum from Stash
- My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
- Hero Arts Thank You
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
- Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- Copic Marker R21, G21