There are 24 different papers to choose from (12 front and back double-sided) so the possibilities are endless. It comes with 12 images that work very well on cards for the focal point, and I have chosen to use them in the cards I am showing you today.
|The first card I made was this one featuring the large rose image.|
|I used a doily to accentuate the rose.|
|I stamped two butterflies on vellum to flutter around the pretty rose! |
The stamp and die is from Hero Arts
|I considered several stamps for my vellum stamping effect.|
|At this point I knew I wanted to use the vellum, but hadn't decided exactly what I would do.|
Here I considered using the dogwood image, and had stamps out ready to go!
There are 24 different papers to choose from (12 front and back double-sided) so the possibilities are endless. It comes with 12 images that work very well on cards for the focal point.
|Oops almost forgot these nice papers!|
|I liked the way the dragonfly stamp looked on the vellum, especially using silver ink.|
|I played around with the butterfly vellum as an overlay |
before I finally decided to cut out the butterflies.
|Wow, loving the way this looks. I'll figure out a way to use this for sure!|
|Love the way the colors are seen through the vellum...very romantic!|
|I finally decided that I would cover the rose paper with a vellum sheet, and highlight the rose.|
Layering the pattern papers, I selected the striped paper for behind the rose. I think it looks regal!
|I fussy-cut out the rose image and centered it on the card.|
Victorian Velvet distress ink was used on the edges of all the paper layers.
|Came back to the dogwood image...I think I'll save this idea for another day...|
|I do this a lot when I design, putting papers on top of one another...|
Its a way for me to imagine what the card will look like.
|I saw this image and thought to myself, SEED PACKET!|
|Here is the finished seed packet card. I just love it!|
|I got out my seed packet stamp from the Garden Variety II set from Papertrey Ink.|
There are several coordinating dies for this set, and the set is quite versatile!
|Using the patterned paper, I cut out the words for the sentiment.|
|I stamped the seed packet with the word CARNATIONS.|
|It looks pretty but something didn't seem right...but what?|
Can you guess?
|Yep! I forgot to stamp the seed packet. I had to re-stamp it.|
|Just messing around here. Wanted to see what a rose would look like in this seed packet!|
I think it looks good! But not this card...maybe next time?
The re-stamped finished seed packet card is at the end of this post.
|This card was quick and easy. It just looks difficult but I promise it isn't.|
|I simply put patterned paper on the card face, and layered the floral image with a mat,|
then popped up the image with dimensional tape. I cut a doily in half and tucked it underneath the paper.
Added a few droplets and a ribbon and it's finished!
|Oh I have an extra butterfly! It might look nice on this card!|
What do you think?
|Once again I cut the sentiment from the patterned paper. |
I also used a few roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
|The branch is a die cut from Memory Box, and worked perfectly for this card!|
The Botanical Tea paper collection has endless possibilities for you so let your creative juices flow and give it a try!
If you would like to make the cards in this post, please leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
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Kits may be purchased for those of you who cannot attend class or who are from out of town/state/country etc. THE CARDS IN REVIEW