Thursday 16 August 2012

Have a Ball!

This week I have been exploring the versatility of the new Creative Expressions Kraft Paper Pads.

These are 6x6 inch pads in either Black/Ivory or Kraft/Black and can be coloured with distress inks, shimmer sprays, alcohol pens etc to perfectly match any project.

The paper in the packs is almost card weight so can take a lot of ink without tearing or breaking down.

For this Harlequin card, I started with the Ivory/Black pad - using a script pattern and a diamond pattern.

I inked both patterned papers with Wild Honey distress stain and set aside to dry.

I stamped my Harlequin onto cream card, coloured him in with copics and cut him out

On another piece of cream card, I stamped the sentiment  from the Venetian Mask stamp set
and die cut it using one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
and blended with Wild Honey Distress Ink while the card was still in the die.

From some black card stock, I die cut the largest Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangle

and the border from the Spellbinders Persian Accents set

I trimmed the border as I only wanted to use the narrow beaded strip.

I trimmed the script patterned paper to fit the inside of the fleur de lis rectangle.

On a black 6x6 card blank, I matted the diamond patterned paper and layered on the die cut shapes, Harlequin and sentiment.

The corners were decorated with Cosmic Shimmer black pearly glue

A fun party card I think!
Mel xxx Pin It Now!