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,


Carolyn said…
Gorgeous, Ginny. I also love Magenta stamps.
Mary R. said…
Ginny , wow you did a great job and I learned something watching you and that 2 diffrent pattrens thank you BC it did work...
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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