Sunday 6 January 2019

Paper Rose Design Team Project


Today I am sharing my first project for the Paper Rose Design Team.

When I received my first beautifully wrapped package from Paper Rose containing
so many lovely dies and stamps I was feeling a little say the least!  

I didn't know quite where to begin...
So I decided to just get back to basics & start making some backgrounds 
that I could use for my cards.
I pulled out lots of my spray bottles both with mica & matte finishes. 
Went crazy spraying recycled white packaging collected from previous craft purchases.
The different surfaces of the packaging absorbed colour in various ways 
making some cool effects.
A few remained sticky in some areas so on these I randomly rubbed gold foil sheets, for some WOW factor.

I have tons left over to try with other dies in my stash like these Circlet Layered dies above.
Will share what I created with those dies soon. 
But today I am featuring the Paper Rose Stars & Banners & their lovely Sentiment Dies.

One of the backgrounds stood out to me as looking like the night sky,
so I decided to combine it with the Stars & Banners Die (#17664) & Best Wishes sentiment
from the Bush Babies Accessories Clear Stamp set (#17532).

I decided to use an inlay technique to really show off that Galaxy background.

I die cut a 'Ranger' adhesive backed silver foil sheet twice so I had some extra pieces for embellishing.  
The galaxy piece was cut to 6 x 5 1/2" & the die centered & cut out of the background.
Once I attached the die cut background to the matting card it was easy to inlay the silver foil pieces like a jigsaw.

The matting card measured 6 x 5 3/4" with sparkly silver tape applied to the edges.
Slightly elevated with foam & mounted on a 6 x 6" white card. 
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink then heat embossed with Silver Pearl powder.
Finished off with Liquid pearls dotted over the surface as highlights
& a few extra die cuts applied to the card front & the envelope.

I continued the Banners & Stars diecut theme for the rest of my cards.

Above is a very striking inlay card paired with the elegant Layered Congratulations die (#17646).  
For this card I applied double sided adhesive sheets to the coloured card before die cutting 
to allow easy application for the inlay technique.

My final card features the Banners & Stars die cuts that have been heat embossed
with Black Sparkle embossing powder to give a dimensional effect. 

The die has also been used to create an embossed impression on the white card front
by using the Sizzix Crease pad in my Big Shot Machine.

The beautiful layered die cut sentiments from Paper Rose are so effective. (#17631)
Especially as the background layer of 'Birthday' was cut from mirrored card stock.

Extra banners,  stars & the matting card were all heat embossed to match. 

These cards are elegantly simple in design, but quite a variety of techniques & products were used to create them.

Hope this inspires you to try some different techniques with your die cutting.
Cheers for now  

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