Sunday, 3 July 2011

A top layout for showcasing pretty papers

Today's card is a great design for showcasing your prettiest papers. Just select five papers that work well together, a card colour that contrasts with them and a couple of matching ribbons. I've used one of Stampin' Up!'s Specialty DSPs (Designer Series Paper) here, which although you can't really see it in the pic, has wonderful textures, making it a fun, touchy-feely card too.

Stamp set: Because I Care (sentiment) (Level 1 Hostess)
Cardstock: Old Olive
Ink: Rose Red
DSP: Sweet and Sour Specialty
Punch: 1" Circle
Satin Ribbon: Old Olive
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie

The card base is an A6 portrait of Old Olive. Four of the papers were cut into 1" strips and adhered behind a panel of Old Olive card. A plainer paper was kept for the right hand edge so that the sentiment would be visible). 1" Circles were punched from the same papers and adhered behind the base of the Old Olive panel, with just half the circle revealed and mixing the papers up. A strip of a different paper was adhered horizontally across the Old Olive panel and Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie ribbons were wrapped around it before adhering all the layers to the front of the card. The sentiment was stamped in the upper right corner with Rose Red ink and a dinky bow of Pumpkin Pie was added on a glue dot to finish.

Why not try this with some of those papers you've been saving up. It doesn't take too much of each one to create a great card - go on, you really can spare a sliver of each, honest! Lol. Please let me know how you get on with it by leaving me a comment.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Emmas Blog said...

Hi Sara - Love your Blog! One day I will manage to get to one of your classes ... I've been playing with my lovely SU goodies and will be posting pics on my blog as and when ... Feel free to take a look!