I have just joined the Maraiah Crystal Design Team. I am very excited about this new team and the fun things she has in store to add to the crafting community.
My card for today uses a ton of this lovely patterned paper that was sent to me. I started by finding a sketch I liked that I thought would work well with the paper.
Sometimes sketches can be hard to use if they dont have measurements on them but it can also be a great way to change them up. Just because a sketch is one way doesnt mean you have to make it completely the same. Use some creative licence. I decided on demensions of 3 x 4.5in and 2 x 3in for my square elements. The circle is 2.25in. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it that old vintage feel and that way I didnt have to add paper behind for layers.
I wanted to heat emboss on the circle with my Hero Arts Small Closed Flower stamp. Now this stamp is on cling and I cant see through it. The first time I stamped off and it didnt look very good. So the next time I left the stamp face up. Inked it with the Versamark and laid my circle on top and just rubbed it with my fingers. Like you can see in the picture.
I used my patterned paper for every element. As you can see in this picture I heat embossed the flower on the patterned paper. And in the finished one I inked it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink to tie in the purple from the purple flower. Even the sentiment was stamped on a scrap of patterned paper. I also heat embossed it.
Hope you enjoyed my little tip and my card. Also please check out Maraiah Crystal Designs. She makes some great looking cards as well.