Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Playing with Paper...

Sometimes the challenge when playing with paper is making the paper work for you, instead of the other way around. :)  There's a beautiful paper in the 6x6 pad of Prima's Zephyr collection that has a white circle in the center, surrounded by flowers across the top.  I love the paper, but didn't want to be forced to make a square card with a full circle in the middle.  I found another paper in the pad that has the same background pattern as the "circle paper" but with less florals.  Now the fun part...making those two pieces work together in an arrangement that's a little more interesting on a small canvas like a card.

So I used a piece of the circle paper on top, and a piece of the background print paper at the bottom...and fit some "chopped" oval pieces inside the top of the circle.  And it turned out like this...

It was a fun discovery that the floral oval diecut and the oval doily would fit inside the top portion of the circle, and that I could make it all work on a 5-1/4" square card and not lose the details of the florals over the top of the circle.  I cut two scrollwork die pieces, and layered flowers, ferns, and leaves over them to cover most of the left side of the card...

I popped the half-ovals up with foam tape, and used a double layer of scalloped lace across the bottom edge...one piece of lace on the ovals, the other on the card base above the stamped sentiment, matching up the scallops. This way, the lace itself formed another dimensional element to the bottom third of the card...this was a fun card to make!

Patterned papers: Prima Zephyr collection
Dies: My Favorite Things Dainty Doily, Elegant Scrollwork, & Royal Leaves; Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Scalloped lace: TheFunkieJunkie.com      Paper roses: Prima      Pearls: Recollections
Fabric rose: local craft store      Sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink      Miscellaneous: fern punch

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Oh how pretty! the colors are so soft and feminine.. love this.. the flowers look amazing too!

  2. HI Kathy! I was down in Sac on Saturday to go ring shopping with my dd and stopped by The Green Tangerines for a few. It was spur of the moment otherwuse I would have planned a meet up! One of these days! I was lucky that she let me stop at all as we were on a mission lol!!

    I love your card It's gorgeous!!!

    1. Awww...sorry I missed you! I'm literally 5 minutes away from GT! :)

  3. So gorgeous with dp, flowers, and pearls...love it!!!

  4. So very pretty! I love the colors, flowers and softness of your card.


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