Today I decided to play with designer paper using very little stamping. There are so many BEAUTIFUL papers out there and I just hate to cut into them ... KWIM!! But today I "took the plunge" and check out these quick & easy creations!!
(click image for a larger view)The first two cards are using Graphic45 Renaissance Faire 12x12 designer paper. The base A-2 sized card is SU Blue Bayou which I stamped on using a little swirly stamp & Versafine black ink. The main image tag is a "pop out" at the back of the paper stack. The blue panels are actually the reverse side of the paper that matches the tag border. The blue gem is from K&Co. and the metal bird came from Stamp-By-Step.
(click image for a larger view)Isn't this paper gorgeous ... and the center "matching" image is a pop-out from the back of the 12x12 pack. I purchased this gorgeous paper from Joan's Garden's. Joan has other Graphic45 papers that you will just LOVE. Please pop over and see what she has available for your creative desires! I have added very little extra to this creation. Gold Stickles ... Prima flowers ... faux stitching and Mrs. Grossman stick-on lace on this A-7 sized creation.
These next two creations are made using Webster's Pages "Postcards from Paris" 8x8 designer paper purchased at Stamp-By-Step. I have worked a little magic with my Fiskar's swivel craft knife and modified the paper a bit to fit the size card I was creating on. The ribbon card is A-6 in size ... the other is A-2.
(click on image for a larger view)The only addition to this card are the Darice satin ribbons made using a Bow Easy, the red Kaiser half pearls and this Tim Holtz sentiment. The base card is Kraft which has been sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo distress ink.
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A little fancy cutting of this gorgeous Webster's Pages paper created this A-2 sized card. The other papers used are SU Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate & Old Olive cardstock. Nestabilities Decal Rectangle die was used for the sentiment panel along with a piece of the scrap left from the main card. This prima flower & Darice brushed brass brad are the only accent needed!!
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