Saturday, December 8, 2007

Samples Time, Patterned Paper

SU have some really lovely papers - they are far better in real life than in the Catalogue and as soon as I can I will be ordering lots more to make sure I have some good samples and can do some little sample tags which I have already done with the card colours. I think these will be really popular with scrappers and card makers.

This one is made with the Fall Flowers selection of papers. They are all double sided and some of the patterns I used are from the same sheet. The stamp sets were Cheers and Wishes for the greeting and Seeing spots for the two flowers. The Inks were Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery. I really like these two colours can you tell. The tab at the top was a scalloped punch folded in half and a small slit made through which I poked a ribbon loop. The band was just a strip of paper loosely held around the card and glued together. The deco is the scallop punch in patterned paper with a whisper white centre circle. The white card is so good at taking the dye ink evenly. You can really see this on the tab insert and the solid stamps.

The card shape was made cutting two pre-made cards on the slant and then sticking the two backs together to form the three folds.

My Sample this time was prepared for the DCM Dare of which I am a new Design Team Member - toot toot me!!! Everything is having to be multipurpose at the moment as there are not enough hours in the day! The template idea came from Split Coast Stampers but to be fair I have seen it elsewhere as well - maybe without the band etc.

Morwenna's comment has prompted me to add that the message panel is loose and the left hand triangle is indeed stuck down on mine to form a more sturdy pocket.



Morwenna said...

This is a lovely project to showcase the patterned papers, Rachel!
I was impressed with the papers that I received this week - the colours (Certainly Celery), the patterns and the weight of the paper.
Is the greeting panel stuck in place, or is it loose to enable removal by the recipient?
Also, is the left hand panel stuck down making a pocket for the greeting panel?

Rachel said...

Sorry yes the greeting panel is loose - like a large tag. You could decorate it to make a nice bookmark actually. And on mine yes I stuck the left hand flap down along the bottom to make a pocket.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great idea - I love that scallop punch - think that needs to be added to my stash!