Here’s a gorgeous creation using a combination of papers from Paper Temptress and an image from Sweet Pea stamps. This Charmaine Flannery image is called Elphaba and her Monkey. The variety of papers I am using here are from Paper Temptress, using some die cutting, border punches and layering.
The base of the card is a gorgeous Mica cardstock called Ruby. It’s a very deep red, almost purple looking color. The die cut layer is a gorgeous green Heavyweight Cardstock called Citron. The top cardstock with die cut edges is a lightweight specialty paper from Hambly Studio Screenprints. It’s a tiny piece of a paper called Out on a Limb. Isn’t this a great way to use that extra paper that doesn’t have the image on it? I just love the shimmery black with the silver accents.
Here’s a wonderful close up of the image itself from Sweet Pea stamps on the combination of papers. The image is a digital stamp, printed out on Neenah Solar White Cardstock. Below I am showing a close up of the gorgeous papers as well as some translucent flowers. I used some cute polka dot buttons on them as well as a flower rose. I also added some green pearls as highlights.
This card opens normally, and will fit perfectly into those 5.5″ square envelopes. So it’s just great as a slight variation on general A2 sized cards. I hope you have some great ideas now.