Sometimes I forget to use the gorgeous designer papers that I have. I get caught up in the stamping and matching dies, and it is only when I am finished that I realise my huge stash of gorgeous paper is still intact. This weekend I set about changing that, so I set a personal challenge to make some cards using pretty papers and very little else. For my focal images I selected some of the new Card Papers from Meg’s Garden which depict butterflies. I chose matching cardstock to offset the designs and to add some interest.
To enhance my cards I used Stitched square and rectangular Dies. All of my cards are similar in design, but each is also unique in its own way.
Card No.1 – Shown next to original 6″ x 6″ paper. I didn’t want to waste anything, so I also cut the lower butterfly to use inside my card.
Card No. 2 – Shown with original paper. I added a 1/4″scored border around the outside of the layered pieces. The feather was fussy cut from the same piece of paper.
Card No. 3 – I added more scored lines around the outside of the card.
All three cards together:
The hardest part of making these cards was deciding on the shape and orientation in order make the most of the papers. Butterflies are favourites for card makers and I think you will agree these are lovely with their soft pastel shades.
I hope you enjoyed this idea of ‘less is more.’
“In the Watercolour Garden” S137 and S137-2 Paper packs