Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cards with Optima papers

I am sharing a couple of cards made using the "Optima" pattern papers by Bob n Betty!
I was a little confused to start with as I mostly like making CAS cards. I saw a number of mixed media creations made using pattern papers and was inspired to make these two cards.  I tried to maintain the CAS style. 
I chose the printed white paper from the pack for both my cards. I found this paper a little less busy to be used in the background as I was making the cards in CAS style. 
I cut 4"x6" panels for both the cards. 


I distressed the edges of this card and adhered it to my card base. I die-cut few more pieces using various papers from the pack. I distressed them all and adhered them on the card, creating levels using foam tape. Next, I created the arrangement using cheesecloth, flowers, leaves etc and adhered it all to the card. I added few microbeads using glossy accents. Added a sentiment to the card. Lastly, added few enamel dots to complete my card. 
Few more pictures


I added a piece of vellum (to tone down the effect of the print) to the white paper panel and adhered this to the card base. I die-cut an oval using another paper from the pack. I stamped the sentiment on the vellum using Archival ink. Foam-mounted the oval die-cut. I fussy cut some floral images from the paper pack. Arranged and adhered the florals on the card creating some levels. Lastly, added few enamel dots to complete my card. 

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