Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge

Hello all! Over at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, the only rule is to use your patterned paper! We hope you can join us this month as this is a great way to use some of your patterned paper. I know that many papercrafters have way too much paper, so take this opportunity to use some! This month, I wanted to share 3 thank you notes that I made for this month's challenge.

Supplies used: 


 Card #1

I decided to use only patterned and foiled papers for all of these cards. I started out by stamping a variety of the floral images on some different patterned paper in a variety of inks and embossing powders:

  • most of the pink and red flowers stamped with Glamorous VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Holographic powder.

  • the top most pink and red flower was stamped with Frost VersaMark Dazzle ink and heat embossed with Ranger's Cactus Flower powder.

  • The yellow flowers were stamped with Summertime VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Holographic powder.

  • The orange flowers were stamped with Frost VersaMark Dazzle ink and heat embossed with Vintage Pearl embossing powder and then heat embossed a second time with Metalline Flame Wow! embossing powder (the sparkly orange embossing on the largest orange flower)

  • The greens were stamped with Frost VersaMark Dazzle ink and then heat embossed with Sand Dunes (really light sparkly greens) or Bottle Adirondack powder (matte dark green). Others were stamped with Rain Forest VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder (sparkly dark green)

After all of the botanical images were stamped, I die cut all of them. On the pink/red and yellow patterned paper outline flowers, I colored them in with a combination of Karin markers and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

Then I die cut two pieces of patterned paper with the two largest dies from the Gina K Master Layout 2 die set as well as 2 additional pieces of scrap cardstock with each of the two dies (for a total of 3 pieces of paper for each layer) and glued them all together for dimension. 

Finally, I cut the sentiment from the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup die set--the shadow was cut out of the same patterned paper as the pink/red flowers and the top sentiment out of some copper foil paper in my stash. I ended up cutting the sentiment 3 times and glued the layers together for dimension behind the copper foil paper. 

To assemble the card, I attached the floral and greens together on the card--all of the greens and most of the flowers with glue, and the bottom two pink/red flowers as well as the smaller upper yellow flower with Altenew's Instant Dimension foam tape. I then pulled out a leftover butterfly (stamped and die cut from Simon Says Stamp's Butterfly Kisses, heat embossed with Wow! copper embossing powder) and attached it with more foam tape. I then tucked in some sequins from a retired Simon Says Stamp sequin mix around the floral cluster.  Next, the sentiment was glued to the upper right part of the card. Finally, the whole card panel was attached to an A2-sized kraft card base.

Card #2




This card was made in a similar fashion. The butterfly was another leftover from a previous project--stamped on some Yupo paper that had been colored with red alcohol ink and heat embossed with the same Copper embossing powder from Wow! I melted the edges of the wings so that they curled a little to give the butterfly more dimension. The matte layer and sentiment were cut out of a print that I had made with my gel press. The sentiment's shadow was cut out of more of the copper foil paper used in the previous card to make the sentiment. The orange sequins came from the retired Simon Says Stamp sequin mix and the pink sequins came from Catherine Pooler's Scranton sequin mix

Card #3


Again, this card was made win a similar fashion, with a few of the leftover flowers and greens from the last two cards. The sentiment came from Tim Holtz's Sentiment Label stickers. The sequins are from a retired Trinity Stamps sequin mix.

Thanks for reading!


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