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Enhancing Patterned Paper w/ Dimension - Let It Shine AECP Level 1


To create today's card I was inspired by the beautiful papers of the Bliss collection by My Mind's Eye.  It has beautifully subtle colors with gold foil accents.  I chose to play with two different papers from the pack.  One was a whimsical pattern with sweet little gold foil dots raining up and down on the page.  The other was a wonderful pink and white striped pattern with a lovely arrangement of flowers in the corner. 


I created a simple A2 sized card base and attached a   4 1/4" x 5 1/2"cut piece of the little gold dots paper.  I cut carefully making sure I was left with a nice frame to sit behind the decorated panel I was going to make.  The striped piece had flowers in opposite corners so I had to strategically cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece out of one corner where the flowers were in the bottom left.  This meant I would be able to use the other flower arrangement to make a second card.  I stamped and embossed the Celebrate sentiment from the tiny Altenew Celebrate stamp set and then continued on to create the flower.

I created my dimensional flower piece with the Fantasy Floral Die 3D die set.  I cut the bottom and top piece from white card stock and color matched Altenew Inks to the colors in the paper pack.  I applied the inks directly to paper to create these 2 pieces.  The middle piece was cut out of a piece of gold metallic paper.  I assembled the flower using foam in between the layers to create dimension and adhered it to the card covering up the flower that was on the paper.

I used the remaining paper to adhere the striped piece to, as I had cut the center flower piece out of the center, and trimmed the edges to leave a very small border of gold around the edge. I often do this to use as much of the gold paper as possible.  I have several other pieces I cut out of the piece that I can use on future projects.

I hope you have fun trying this technique on your own.  I love playing with pretty papers. There are so many ways to create with them.  If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  

Until next time,
Happy Stamping :)

Joanne and Penny

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  1. I love how you used the gold in this! The die really looks amazing with the pattern paper that you chose! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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