Friday, April 29, 2016

Patterned Paper Birthday

I love cards with cut-outs - both full and partial. But, like so many other techniques, I forget to do them! So, on today's card I did it. :)

I used some more beautiful patterned paper for the background. This is from The Paper Studio's Mirabelle. I matted with pretty brown cardstock - Soft Suede from Stampin' Up! I placed the two layers together and cut the smaller circle with a Spellbinders die. Then I used the next bigger circle to enlarge the circle in the patterned paper. I mounted that panel on foam squares. The sentiment from Inkadinkado was stamped with matching ink. The butterfly was cut with a Memory Box die. I had the perfect color deep red cardstock that I first cut the butterfly from, but the brown actually looked better. The butterfly is also mounted on a foam square.

Edited to add: The embossing folder I used on Wednesday's card is Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Matelasse.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Suzy said...

Thanks for the info on the Matelasse folder. Love this card also!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Beautiful dp and love the cut out area. I don't think to do that either. Just not enough hours in the day to use all the great techniques. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Very pretty paper and I love the cut out and how you placed the butterfly. I also like your way of layering the circle cut outs. I've been making it much more complicated, so thanks for the description.