I’m done with Easter and have moved on to what’s next – Mother’s Day.Â I have been jonesin’ to use my Manhattan Flowers die from SU! but it had to be with the perfect paper and on the perfect card.Â Roses = Mother’s Day, do they not??Â I wanted a rich paper with lots of character and lots of texture and I found both in this beautiful Cordovan Leather paper from Paper Temptress.Â This paper has depth, it’s got color, and it’s got amazing hold – it’s strong and yet malleable which is hard to find.Â The cardstock I used had to have some color, but subtle, and while lovely on its own, it could not steal the thunder of the Cordovan Leather.Â So I paired it with some Bluestone AntiqueÂ Parchment which is so soft and antiquey looking…but in a lovely pale blue.
Doesn’t this card look fancy-schmancy?Â My byline is “crafting for the working mom” which means I do not color images and I don’t do anything that is going to take me terribly long to do or that will get all buggered up if the kids run in and out of the room while I am working.Â But still, working mom, busy mom, busy period – you can make really nice things fairly easy.
QUICKIE TUTORIAL: The Cordovan Leather got the rose pattern on it from an embossing folder – Manhattan Flowers from SU!Â I cut my paper the exact same width as my card and then put it in my folder and ran it through my Big Shot.Â When I took it out, I cut off the excess so that the beautiful Bluestone Antique Parchment would peer through and allow me to put my sentiment there.Â How easy is that?Â Lovely effect – kicked up by using beautiful paper – an easy tool, a little bit of cutting and you’re there!