Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Just Paper...

Here is a card using JUST PAPER! Yep, everything on this card is made from paper - all the embellies and even the flowers which were made from TISSUE PAPER!

I started out with wanting to use this oh-so-cute Tilda with Flower Pot.

The background patterned paper is Bo Bunny's "Calypso Dream". I rounded off the corners and inked the edges using ColorBox ink. To mat it, I broke out something I haven't used in years; my Provo Craft Paper Shapers scissors! The second layer of darker blue mat was cut using my Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punches.

I used my Cricut a lot for this project; I just bought the "Give A Hoot" cartridge at half price, so I had to put it to good use. The sentiment, leaves and flower cutouts are all done on the Cricut. The swirls were created with my Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies.

To create more interest, I decided to create lots of depth using layers and some 3D effects... I layered the blue mat up on foam dimensionals. Then, I stamped Tilda twice on cardstock. One Tilda I cut up to use for the features I wanted to "pop" out. Take a look below (and click for even a closer look!)

I have added 3D hair ribbons, coat lapels, flowers and leaves, and the tag hanging off the flower pot.

So even if all you have is paper, there is A LOT that can be done to create interest, texture and special effects!

Copics used:

Skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E01
Hair:  E42, E43, E44, E47
Dress & Jacket:  R00, R21, R22
Boots:  E00, E31, E33, E35, E37
Flowers:  Y00, Y15, Y35, YR04
Leaves:  G21, G28

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