Saturday, April 18, 2015

Patterned paper card

Sometimes the paper is just pretty you don't need toad another image for a focal point.
Remember your early card making days when you didn't even know what a focal point was?
I do, but then I used to make stamps by carving raw potatoes!  It worked!

I have a stack in my stash called Cherry blossom, I'm not sure who made it.  The papers are so pretty and unusuall they can really stand alone for card making.  I belong to a group called Tanoushi Swappoua, Japanese for 'beautiful swaps'.  It isn't an Asian art group only like OSA , but we do do a lot of Asian style cards.

This swap was themed Cherry Blossom.  When I signed up I had just this paper in mind along with a stamp .

This is a lovely Magenta Stamp # 0643P if you are interested. I love magenta stamps and not only do I use them to stamp with but I collect the as well, it is the only brand that I collect.  They went in to business in 1992 and I bought my first stamp from them in 1994, it was love at first sight.  Sometimes it is a love -hate relationship because they can be a pain to get a good image from!! If you use Magenta stamps you will know what I mean!



The papers


You might look at this and wonder how I can pull these three together?   The answer is: I couldn't !!

trying tp place that image anywhere on these two papers would have bee a disaster, so I opted to not use the stamp, but copy the look of it.

I prepared my 5x6 base


and began  fussy cutting my focal image:




a few minutes later and here is my card:



I actually managed to get my sentiment fully inked and straight!


 I hope your weekend is going well!  Steve and I are enjoying a weekend at Cape Cod!
Thanks for stopping by,


4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Ginny. I also love Magenta stamps.

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  2. Ginny , wow you did a great job and I learned something watching you and that 2 diffrent pattrens thank you BC it did work...
    MaryRedford
    OSA-2009

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  3. Brilliant work Ginny... Great combo!
    Love the stamp too, only heard of Magenta when you mentioned them on FB so don't own any an that's jus fine! Shaz in Oz.x

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