Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Just Paper...


Here is a card using JUST PAPER! Yep, everything on this card is made from paper - all the embellies and even the flowers which were made from TISSUE PAPER!

I started out with wanting to use this oh-so-cute Tilda with Flower Pot.

The background patterned paper is Bo Bunny's "Calypso Dream". I rounded off the corners and inked the edges using ColorBox ink. To mat it, I broke out something I haven't used in years; my Provo Craft Paper Shapers scissors! The second layer of darker blue mat was cut using my Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punches.

I used my Cricut a lot for this project; I just bought the "Give A Hoot" cartridge at half price, so I had to put it to good use. The sentiment, leaves and flower cutouts are all done on the Cricut. The swirls were created with my Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies.


To create more interest, I decided to create lots of depth using layers and some 3D effects... I layered the blue mat up on foam dimensionals. Then, I stamped Tilda twice on cardstock. One Tilda I cut up to use for the features I wanted to "pop" out. Take a look below (and click for even a closer look!)

I have added 3D hair ribbons, coat lapels, flowers and leaves, and the tag hanging off the flower pot.

So even if all you have is paper, there is A LOT that can be done to create interest, texture and special effects!

Copics used:

Skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E01
Hair:  E42, E43, E44, E47
Dress & Jacket:  R00, R21, R22
Boots:  E00, E31, E33, E35, E37
Flowers:  Y00, Y15, Y35, YR04
Leaves:  G21, G28


9 people wrote stuff:

Candy said...

Fabulous ideas and work, Maureen!
Hugs, Candy

julieprice3 said...

Very Sweet Maureen. Love all the little details
hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Maureen. Love the gorgeous coloring and flowers :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Only By His Grace said...

super card Maureen. This is my all time favorite Tilda. I love how you colored her. Lovely tissue paper flowers. Great layout.
Hugs Maz

Kathy Gerace said...

Very cute card, Maureen! Great job doing those flowers with tissue paper - would not have thought of that myself :( Your coloring is beautiful.
Huggeroonies,
Kathy

Jean said...

So sweet Maureen, Love your embellies and your colors.. your coloring of Tilda is so gorgeous. I love the stamp you used for this card and the "I care" just made the card so perfect... Beautiful..
Hugs, Jean

Patti Jo said...

Great flowers to along with your swirls and frames! Don't ya just love this sweet Tilda! Terrific job Maureen!

Elle said...

Great job sticking to the "Papers Only" swap challenge! I really like this card.

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Maureen!! LOVE those tissue paper flowers and this Tilda is a new favorite of mine! You've colored her beautifully! Beautiful punched borders and those flowers and swirls are wonderful! Awesome take on the challenge, hun!!!
hugs, Sharon

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