Monday, May 16, 2011

Funky paper

I have a bad habit. It involves buying multipacks of patterned paper at Tuesday Morning. I have the idea in my head that using 25 identical sheets of paper isn't a problem since I'm making cards for OWH. What I need to remember is that I can get 6 card fronts out of one sheet. That would be 150 cards with the same paper. So maybe it is a bit of a problem that I keep buying them. They're so cheap! And the paper is better quality than I can usually get! So, I keep snatching them up.

One that's stumped me is an American Crafts rose themed paper. The colors are lovely, but outside my normal pallete. The paper has foil, so some roses are copper foil. Quite pretty. And darn near impossible to do anything with.

Finally, this weekend, I was making a shower card for a friend and told myself I should try once again to use this paper. I realized that some of my recently acquired cardstock (from Ollie's!) had the right shade of yellow to coordinate with the rose paper. Suddenly I had papers that matched each other! A number of layers later, I had a pretty card.

This evening, I decided to make another dozen, swapping the bridal sentiment for OWH-appropriate themes. I'm almost done, except for the fussy cut roses. Those can be saved for tomorrow.

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