30 March, 2018

Green with Delight

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous cards! Today I have three more to share, using the new Shades of Green Card Artists Packs and Ephemera Pages.

The muted tones and floral imagery throughout this collection are wonderful to work with. Paired then with the ephemera pages, and you are in for a delight.

The lovely dancing couple, sheet music and sentiment are cut straight from the ephemera pages. I have used various thicknesses of mounting tape to create layers with the cutouts and set off the couple, having them dance the night away. Using ribbon and flowers, I gave the card extra height.

Pinks and greens in the Shades of Green collection work so well together. This floral paper from Pack 1 I used for the background here would have to be one of my favourites. I used a complimenting die cut design and layered another two ephemera cutouts, one behind the die cut, and the other on top of. I also hand sewed on green beads for added detail and dimension on the dress.

There is plenty of space in and around the designs on the ephemera pages, so I was able to die cut around this stunning design. Using a complimenting cardstock colour, I mounted the paper and die cut, adding a tear for effortless embellishment and an eye-catching element. This is another instance where the paper and ephemera work so well together.

I like distressing the edges of the card base, I think it adds to the shabby chic look, and also texture.
I finished off by inking around the distressed edges.

Take a stroll into the Garden today and have a look at the new collection!

Happy Creating,


  1. Beautiful cards Julia,great use of this lovely range of papers,just gorgeous!.

  2. Beautiful cards, can't pick a favourite and love that you sewed the beads on the dress very cool . Gorgeous , gorgeous work

  3. Really gorgeous cards Julia! I love the pastel colours of this paper range and you have enhanced it beautifully with the fussy cut images. So elegant!!