Good morning Crafty friends,
My name is Melinda and I am super excited to be on the Paper Temptress Design Team. This is truly a wonderful opportunity. I have been â€œplaying with paperâ€ for quite some time now and it just never gets old! The Paper Temptressâ€™s Paper is hands down the most BEAUTIFUL paper I have come across! Most other papers you have to â€œALTERâ€ to get even close to the look of some of this gorgeous paper!
So here is my first project for the DT.
I used the following Paper Temptress Paper to create this layout.
Pink Ice â€“ Pink Parchment Looking Photo Matte
I used the following additional Tools and supplies to complete
Ornamental Iron Cartridge
EK Success Daisy Punch
MS Butterfly Punch
EK Success Butterfly Punch
MS Flower Punch
MS Border Punch
Misc. White Silk Ribbon
Plain Brown Cardstock
Plain White Cardstock
Prima Patterned Paper
Warm Red, Blue Iris and Dark Brown Catâ€™s Eye Chalk Ink
White Signo Gel Pen
Here is what I did:
First: I used some of the Laser Silver Lustre Text paper to cut these birdcages out of my Cricut. You can see that the paper has a striped â€œColumnedâ€, shiny appearance. Did I mention TEXT WEIGHTâ€¦.yep it wasnâ€™t thick paper, but look how beautifully it cut the details on the cages.
Here is a photo to show of one of the cages cut in the Laser Silver Lustre Text paper and just some regular white cardstock. This helps you see the difference in the paperâ€¦hopefully 🙂
Next: I used some of the Silk Silver Lustre paper to punch out my flowers. I tried to capture in this photo how pretty this paper is: all by itself.
I then used some Warm Red Catâ€™s Eye Chalk Ink, to ink the edges of the petals.
After inking them all, I curled the petals. Just look at the shine and texture of the flowers.Â They were so pretty, just like that. The Silk Silver Lustre Paper is absolutely beautiful!
I then used some Cappuccino Mica/Metallic Text paper to punch out the border. This too has such a soft and subtle sparkle. I love that you donâ€™t have to â€œspray it, or slather it in messy glitter to get that gorgeous shimmer. I laid it on some regular brown cardstock to try and show the difference between plain cardstock and this beautiful paper.
I then used some Nero Incandescent Text paper to punch out my butterflies.
This photo shows a plain white cardstock butterfly on the top left, the Nero Incandescent Butterfly on the top right, the Nero Incandescent Butterfly with Pink ink on edges on the bottom left and then the last one is inked with pink and brown ink. I love how the shimmer of the paper still shows through the inkâ€¦.just so pretty!
Here is a close up of the birdcages and some of the butterflies. The birds are cut out of regular plain white cardstock because I really wanted some shimmery contrast between them and the gorgeous cages and butterflies.
Next: I punched out the flower centers from some more Cappuccino Mica/Metallic Text paper. This photo shows that I inked the edges of the paper with some dark brown Catâ€™s Eye Chalk Ink. I love how the shimmer still shows throughâ€¦just gorgeous.
Here is a shot of the Nero Incandescent paper that I used for the large photo matte. I wanted this picture to show the beauty of this paper against plain white paper. Gorgeous texture and shimmer.
Finally, here is a close up shot of the finished flowers and butterflies. I love how all of the die cuts held their shapes even though most were created with â€œtext weightâ€ paper.
Thank you so much for letting me share with you today! It is truly a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful team and I look forward to sharing more.
Have a wonderful day!