Do you have some paper in you stash that you think is not pretty enough to work with - or just something you know you will never use? Well I just can't throw something away because I think that is just a waste, so I decided to play around.
This paisley paper has been in my stash forever because I could never find it in my heart to create anything with it. I'm not a fan of paisley and these colors are very muted. I pulled out my Cuttlebug cut and embossing folder and cut the paper. This is the inside piece that was die cut.
Using the exterior die cut, I decided to add some Color Box chalk ink over the embossed design, allowing some time between layers. When I had the color I wanted, I left it to dry. After about 10 minutes, I realized that I wanted to add some embossing powder to see what would happen. Wow, even though the ink was dry to my touch, it still accepted the embossing powder! I was able to then heat set it and get a really vibrant shiny look. It almost reminds me of the flocked wall paper from years ago.
Oh, this is so much better than the original paper, don't you think!!!!!! So now that I had this gorgeous frame, I had to decide what to do with it.
So I came up with this card. The frame is perfect to showcase my new Magnolia stamps. Of course I had to color her first with Copic markers. After I cut her out, I inked the edges with Color Box Rose Coral. I stamped the sentiment with Warm Red and inked the edges with Rose Coral before matting on black cardstock.
Look at the dimension created by inking and heat embossing the dry embossed areas.
And I love using foam dots to add additional dimension.
So next time you find yourself holding a piece of paper that you don't want to use, I challenge you to actually find a way to use it.
Pattern paper: unknown
Stamps: Magnolia, Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Color Box Chalk Ink - Warm Red, Rose Coral
Markers: Copic Markers
Pearls: Queen & Co.
Embossing powder: Stampendous
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug