Today is a Design Team Day over at Paper Playtime! :) The theme this time is to make a TALL CARD (9" x 4" card base). Here is my card.
The card base is craft card stock, cut at 9" x 8" and folded at 4". I rounded all the corners with my We Are Memories 1/2" Corner Chomper. The black paper is generic card stock. Then I added a twist to the back ground layer: I love the Cloud 9 "Sparkle Cinnamon Burst" paper but the colors are a little too vivid when paired with the die cut flower. To diffuse the paper, I added a layer of vellum to the card. I attached sheer off-white ribbon on top of the vellum layer.
As you can see here, I added the vellum paper so that it can be lifted up and the beautiful back ground paper can still be enjoyed. It features both glossy and glitter accents.
This is a die cut flower by Cloud 9 sold to go along with the "Sparkle Cinnamon Burst"paper. I found this pack of flowers at Big Lots for $1/10 diecuts. I added a little ribbon tail under the flower to match the sheer ribbon running across the card body. I also added two scalloped circles under the flower (cut at 2 3/4" and 4" from Gypsy Wanderings).
This is a Scrappy Mom's stamp that I embossed in black. I stamped it on a scrap of the Cloud 9 back ground paper. I then rounded the corner to match the card base and did the same with the black and craft colored mats. I added white gel pen stitches to the black mats all over the card : sentiment block, the card base mat and the scallop around the flower.
Here you can see another card I made with this paper. See how the background paper nearly overwhelms the card... I love how the vellum diffuses the beautiful paper but still allows the paper to be seen.