Challenge Reminder: PSC#90 - Pretty Papers!
by Sphoorti





Hello there! It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#90 - Pretty Papers! Sometimes your designs need a little extra pop and that's where pretty papers come to the rescue! The addition of pattern paper, glitter, foil or pearlescent makes everything just a little more special. This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like them!


Card 1:




This one was my favorite of the two cards I made. Took a little bit of time, but was totally worth it!


First, I used the Flower Field Tall Curve Border craft die and cut some white card stock with it a couple of times, and then glued it to my card panel.




Then I cut out a bunch of flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set Craft die with the blue / green foiled card stock varieties from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad. I still can't get over pastel foiled card stock! How amazing is that, right?! I glued all the flowers diagonally on the card panel. I glued some of them down directly, and others I mounted on some foam tape.




I used the Freestyle Hugs craft die to cut out the sentiments with white card stock, and layered them on top of each other for dimension. Then, I used the Black Glossy Paper to cut the hugs sentiment again (to use as a black offset) and then, I cut it one last time with some silver foiled card stock as the top layer. (Note: I used Vellum to cut out the shadow of the sentiment).




I used some random embellishments for the flower centers and also scattered them around the flowers. I think I got a bit carried away. You can tell me if you think I used too many. I won't mind!


Final result was a top folding card that looks like so:




Card # 2


The second card I made is very similar. I used the exact same supplies. However, I cut some flowers out of the coral colored foiled card stock in the Vintage Pastel paper pack.




This card was a lot more involved because I have flowers on the top of the card (applied to the vellum) as well as hidden behind the vellum on the inner card base.




I wanted the Vellum panel as an overlay because I didn't want to adhere it down, so I used some silver string and tied the vellum card base and the regular Neenah Solar White Cardstock card base together.




The end result for this one was also a top folding card with a vellum overlay and an inner card base. I thought it was kinda cool!




Now it's your turn to take on the Pretty Papers challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the Poppystamps store! Visit the original post here for more details / instructions!


Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy






Gorgeous designs with these flowers!

Hi Sphoorti, Fabulous cards !! Your first card is my favourite, I just love the 'flow' of the flowers in a diagonal pattern. Your second card is also beauitiful and I love the effect of the vellum overlay.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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