This one is a birthday card for someone special,
made with 2 of those ephemera paper freebies
The Hexagon & the Chevron (with a tight zigzag):
For some odd reason, I actually cut out a bunch of the hexagons and
stuck them on a piece of cardstock and did some faux stitching:
is made using some vintage seam binding
hat was a gift from my Mom for Christmas:
(As you can imagine, I wept for Joy!)
The flower has an amber center made from a little antique crystal
from a necklace that broke. The flower itself is a DIY book-page flower
(Template & link to the tutorial here):
Do you find that sometimes
when you print a digital element it just needs
a little extra bit of texture?
Distressing digital papers with sand paper makes them
look like fancy-schmancy papers from a paper pack.
It's so easy to sand digi papers:
Step 1) Print your digi paper image.
Step 2) Let the ink dry a little - if you use an inkjet printer
Step 3) Then simply sand it wherever you like.
And you are not limited to the edges
of the paper, of course:
Sanding all over a digital print
can really help reduce the contrast or soften the look
it adds lovely texture that can be quite fabric-like:
(colouring bits of digital paper)
The black measuring tape strip is from
this Echo Park set that I bought at Jessica Sprague...
- Ephemera paper freebies from this post.
- White cardstock & an inkjet printer, Sandpaper
- Echo Park For The Record border coloured with B32 Copic
- Faux-stitching: Paper piercer & Copic multiliner
- Retired S.U. birthday cake stamp from Little Hellos
- Black cardstock, White Color Box pigment ink
- White & gold Prismacolor pencils
- Silver Liquid Pearls, White Sakura Souffle gel pen
- White thread dyed with Antique Linen Distress ink
Thank You ever so much for checking this out.
Hope you're having a the most lovely week,
P.S. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten that I was gonna link up the Graphics Fairy images used to make those ephemera papers. Just thought that it was about time for a card around here, already!