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Meet Elphaba

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.

Cheers, Holley

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