Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Use up that Designer Paper

Here is another card that I am trying to use some of that designer paper that will be retiring come the end of this month so I can make way for all the new paper I know that I will be buying.  It never ends does it.  But our challenge this week at SU LateNightStampers is "Paper, Paper Galore", use that designer paper. So that is what I am doing.

Another challenge that inspired this card is "Our Creative Corner" sketch this week.  I also used a couple of techniques to do this card.

1st - I had to use the new Oval Accents Bigz clear die that will be available on June 1st and to stay in the designer paper mode I decided to do the herringbone technique which you can find a video here of how it is done!

2nd - Have you ever had very bright designer paper that you did not know what to do with it?  Well this is one of those designer papers that is really, really bright and so I toned it down a bit by using sponge daubers and the frost white shimmer paint.  I just put some of the paint on the sponge dauber and using a circular motion covered the whole area.  I guess you could call that muting the paper! lol  But it does shimmer and is really pretty.

3rd - My 3rd technique was to embed a design into card stock by using an embossing folder.  It is called embedded embossing and here is another card I have done using this technique.  I also embedded the ribbon, but it curled it a little, but still works.

Here is a side view of the card!

And then my favorite part of the card is the inside as I could not figure out how to use this paper and it worked so well here.

The only thing I added was the scripture.  The bird is a part of the designer paper.  I just love it.

I am added this to the Thursday linky party at Little Birdie Blessings also.

All items used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, ODBD Scripture Collection # 4
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Pocketful of Posies
Classic Ink: Poppy Parade, Daffodil delight for sponging
Frost White Shimmer Paint
5/8" Daffodil Delight satin ribbon
Oval Accents Bigz clear die (sneak peak)
Large oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch
Square Lattice embossing folder

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


NickelNook said...

We're supposed to use up the old before we buy the new? Uh oh!! Nobody told me that! I'm in big trouble! haha
Love your beautiful card, Jonia, with the pretty shimmer! The inside is gorgeous with that wonderful Scripture verse and happy birdie!
I hope you're having a fabulous week, my friend! :o)

Natalie said...

Yeah, I'm in trouble too!!!

Great techniques to share and I love the finished inside! I like the idea of toning down the bright designer paper with white shimmery paint, thanks!

Robyn said...

I am in MUCH trouble if I must use up the old first!! Love this shining beauty, Jonia!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Jonia, Your work never ceases to amaze me. This card is lovely and I think it's great how you made the scrapbook paper work for you. Love the bird, love the verse. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

MJ said...

Wow that is one way to use up that dp! Love how you are adding it on both sides of the inside!