Thursday, February 11, 2010

Playing with Designer Paper

Afternoon Everyone!!   

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!!
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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.
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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.
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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!!

Please be sure to check out the wonderful products available at these two on-line stores.  You won't be disappointed.  Hope you enjoyed my creations today.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the next RAISE THE BAR challenge!



LINDA said...

WOW!! Have you ever been busy.. I love them all, and all the DP is just gorgeous!! Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Kim said...

These are beautiful, Dar... I love using more paper and embellishments, but I always feel like my cards are "missing something" without all the stuff. You did a great job pulling it off!
kim xXx

EileenMV said...

I'm glad you used the DP because your creations are beautiful - so elegant!!!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Hey Dar, these cards are gorgeous. Just love the papers you have used. Also love your new background and header. Great work!

Lisa B said...

TODAY?? Like in one day??? This would of taken me weeks. They are very rich and elegant..deep with detail! Love them all!

Susan (rainy) said...

They are ALL beautiful, Darlene. And yes I do know what you mean.. I love all the fabulous papers now, and you have used them to their full potential.

Teri said...

What a busy bee!! Obviously no snow shovelling today then?? LOL
What do you do with all your cards? I have a HUGE pile of unused and unsold ones. . .!!
Teri x

Joan Fricker said...

Great cards Darlene. The papers are gorgeous and you certainly used them to their best. You must teach me how to use that swivel knife someday. I love them all!!!

Linda64 said...

Love the paper you have used on these cards. Beautiful creations.
Hugs and wishing you a wonderfull weekend.

sewingseeds4U said...

Such pretty your use of Webster's. Some times it's so hard to cut into it.

Kris Dickinson said...

A beautiful collection of vintage gems!