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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Faux Designer Paper


I love being able to take a blank sheet of white cardstock and turn it into something as colorful as this card! The Faux Designer Paper technique is perfect for this as it gives you some white highlights in the background and lots of color variation.

This card is not this bright in real life, but the general idea is there LOL

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Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

STAMPS: face - Renaissance Art Stamps, corner flourish - G Studio, dream word - Inkadinkado, bkgd words - Stampers Anonymous, flowered medallion - Paper Parachute, border and bkgd pattern - Stampa Rosa

INKS: Versamark, VersaColor Split Pea, Topaz, Paprika and Bark

SUPPLIES: white gel pen, clear embossing powder, heat gun, iron, copy paper, pearlized beads, gold cord, vellum

TECHNIQUES: Technique Junkies Faux Designer Paper, paper beads

NOTES: I used the bkgd paper colors on a white scrap, then stamped the face, then highlighted areas with the white gel pen ~ for the paper beads I just swiped the bkgd colors on a white scrap, then overstamped this with the bkgd stamps. I cut skinny triangles, rolled these around a paper piercer starting with the wide end, and sealed the ends closed with double-sided tape. For the large one, I wrapped a scrap of coordinating paper around the middle.

Have a great rest of the weekend!! :o)

9 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Yes! This is so rich and exotic, Nancy!

Debby said...

Wow Nancey this is gorgeous!

Mari said...

This is an amazing example of exotic! I love how it looks like you could just jump in there an see ??? Maybe a mosque? Or the Taj Mahal?
Beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Love, Love, Love it!!!! The FDP is wonderful, such rich warm colors too!!!

Beth said...

Oh Nancy pure beauty I love the rich colors and the images you used.

Martha said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the DP you created. It hadn't occurred to me to combine the brocade style stamp with the Indian line style stamps. Now I can't wait to go try that out myself. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

leenda said...

I'd give it 2 thumbs up!! I would give it more but I only have 2 thumbs!

Manna said...

This is one breath-taking card, girlfriend! Gorgeous stamp and love the rich colours!

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