Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flourishes Friday and CPS107

One of the toughest and challenging things for stampers is, combining the designs of decorative paper in a card/project.  How can you do this successfully?  Today on the Flourishes Newsletter, Leslie is going to help us see the patterns in decorative paper in a new and artistic way.  
For me, if I stick within the same line of paper it helps a lot!  For my first card I used 3 different sheets from the 6x6 Porcelain paper pack from Basic Grey.  Basic Grey always has a great selection of designs that coordinate perfectly.  The great thing about using 6x6 packs, is the scale is sized down (from the original 12x12 sheet), which makes it fantastic for cards.  Picking a design or sketch also helps, so when I saw this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems CPS107, I instantly knew I would be able to use multiple sheets of designer paper.  With Easter coming up, I decided to use the Signs of Spring stamp set from Flourishes.  The little chicks are too cute and I have been wanting to ink them up for a while now.
"3 chicks"

materials used:
Signs of Spring stamp set from Flourishes llc, Basic Grey Porcelain paper, Vintage Cream card stock
May Arts pink satin ribbon, Basic Grey element stickers, Copic markers, Labels 1 Nestabilitie dies, button, twine, Martha Stewart punch

Now what do you do if you favorite paper line doesn't come in the scaled down 6x6 size?  I do the same thing, I typically buy double sided paper (most bang for your buck) and a few sheets in the same line of paper.  For this card I chose to use some of Rusty Pickles White Chocolate Bunnies line of paper.  Again, I used CPS107 sketch and the same stamps from the card above (Signs of Spring from Flourishes).

Materials Used:
Signs of Spring stamp set from Flourishes
White Chocolate Bunnies paper from Rusty Pickle, Vintage Cream card stock
satin ribbon, Labels 1 Nestability dies, MM hat pin, Martha Stewart punch, Copic markers

To see more cards using lots of designer paper visit the talented designers for Flourishes:

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! elegant designs for Easter with such a sweeT sentiment, just too cute!

Jen said...

Beautiful! Now where do you get the little pins? Do you make those?

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Latisha!!! Love the beautiful ribbons and stick pins! :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

what a real cutie Latisha!! love the sweet pin :) ♥

~amy~ said...

Latisha...whatta sweetie pie card!! chicks rule :) Happy Friday Sista!!

Tonya said...

Very pretty!

Pamela said...

Beautiful!!! I love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are darling Latisha. These little chicks just make me smile.

Julie Koerber said...

This is just sweet! I love the punched border and those chicks are too cute for words! Have fun on your trip! ;-)

Leslie Miller said...

This is so cute, Latisha! I love your little chicks in a row, and the pretty designer paper. Just love the soft pink and creamy chocolately look.

Anita said...

Beautiful cards!

Terri E. said...

Love the edge punch you used and the hat pin. Super job on the sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda Beeson said...

What a totally precious creation! I love the images and the colors you used and what a great use of that CPS sketch.

Chris said...

these are very pretty! love the basic grey!! >"<

ChristineCreations said...

Both of them are gorgeous Latisha! Hope you're having a fabulous time!

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