Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Printed Papers - Midweek Throwdown

This midweek throwdown is right up my alley. It's rare for me to create a card that doesn't include at least some printed paper and I often use more then one. Mixing papers can be a little tricky and my approach is to just makes sure that one of the papers is much more dominant then the other. If you're new to card making or don't feel completely comfortable using printed papers I suggest starting out by combining them with solids (embossed Cuttlebug solids are great with prints) and then move on to replace the solids with tone-on-tone and subtly printed designs.



Though I have lots of rubber stamps that I enjoy using at heart I am really, truly a "paper person" and could be just as happy creating cards with nothing but pretty papers.


Happy Crafting Everyone!
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15 comments:

A Cards Delight said...

Hi Paula! I love your banner!Thank you for all the work you do for the people we love. I admire each and everyone involve and your cards are awesome too!

Yolanda said...

All three cards are beautiful but I love how that hummingbird stands out.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

These are gorgeous Paula! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Great cards Paula, I really like the bird card.

Carolina Girl said...

You seem to have the most prettiest papers on your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Our Little Inspirations said...

These are all just beautiful, but I'm especially drawn to the first one with the stamping over the dp! I love the colorful hummingbird too!

Wendy said...

These cards are lovely! It has never dawned on me to stamp a word stamp over patterned paper! OMG! This could be a whole new world for me! I love "text" paper and stamps.

helloholley said...

I'm with you Paula....I love paper....and I hoard it,LOL!!!
Your card are all so very beautiful,as usual!!! Have a nice weekend!!! ;)

Pat said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for the tip on combining patterned papers.

Sherry H said...

Paula, each of your cards is beautiful, and I'm especially taken by the hummingbird card. How did you color the bird? I greatly appreciate your tips for new cardmakers!! I think it would be neat to have tips like yours as a regular feature for newbies at the OWH site!! Thanks so much.

Paula said...

Hi Sherry, Thanks for your kind words. The Hummingbird was colored with magic markers. I don't use Copics as I have a set of design studio markers made by Prisma Color. The technique and concept is similar no matter what medium (markers, colored pencils or watercolors). For instance I used one shade of blue for the base of the bird and then accented it with a darker shade.

Dixie Cochran said...

Great instruction on using pattern paper! I tend to stay with a collection. Thanks for the tip on the dominant pattern. Terrific cards!

MidnightCrafter said...

I like the tip on embossing solids when using with the pattern papers... thats easy AND I get to emboss! :-) Great cards!

Samantha said...

Hey Paula! All of your cards are great! I really like the humming bird!

TK Cat Herder said...

Your cards are so lovely. I really like your color and design choices. I love pretty papers too, even though I have a million rubber stamps (well, maybe not a million). Congrats on being Featured Stamper on OWH!

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