Last weekend a few of the Ladies I was stamping with noticed the gold liner I was using on my cards, they all loved it and wanted to know where I got it, here is and example of one of them:
It is a nice shinny bright gold
The answer to that question was really simple, it is wrapping paper! I buy a few rolls and cut it up every year right after Christmas. It is a wonderful quality paper from Barnes and Nobel!
Before I could answer the question I had to ask them how long they had been stamping, the aanswerfrom my friend Crystal and Donna, under 10 years, but from Laurie: 30 years. So I knew she would remember in the days long ago, you really, really had to work to find beautiful papers for card making. The things we have now for very cheap prices didn't exist!
So when I told them it was wrapping paper, I think they were surprised!
I have a little system for this, I thought I'd share it with you!
First I cut the paper in 7" segments
Then I carefully cut them down the middle
this is what I get:
I will flatten it with my hi tech equipment:
and as a bonus a two rolls of faux washi tape ! All you need is a little glue stick!
I like Uhu - it is the only glue stick that has ever stuck for me!
So for about 5.00 I have 80 sheets of a really nice textured/ foil paper and two rolls of 'Washi'!
Here is a card made with the paper
image and black liner, foil paper
looking for the best look: Needs a bit more drama to frame
The hello actually looks really nice on the card, the ink is not splotching!
I hope you try this blast from the past technique!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a great weekend!!