Hello there crafty people! It’s Ashlea and I’m so excited to be here today to share a card I crafted using the new Peacock and Paisleys patterned paper. Before we begin, can we all just agree that CP makes the best patterned paper? Look at these colors and patterns! Whoa.
I will be the first to admit, as much as I drool over patterned papers I struggle with using them on my cards. If you are familiar with my design style, you’ll know I tend to create clean and simple cards and I can’t always decide how to use patterned paper cohesively without it looking overbearing. This new paper coordinates with the Paisley Peacock stamps and dies and it was the perfect opportunity for me to challenge myself.
For this card I used the blue paisley paper cut to 4″ x 5.25″ and some of the coordinating dies from the Paisley Peacock coordinating die set to cut out some of the designs throughout the paper. I kept the die cuts and used the patterned paper I cut them out of as a bit of a stencil and guide to glue the die cuts onto the card stock. I then adhered the patterned paper with foam tape, aligning it with the die cuts glued to the card front creating an inlaid die cut card front.
Finally, I decided I needed a little pop of another color so I used the peacock patterned paper and fussy cut one of the peacocks and flowers out, adhering it to the lower right hand corner of the card. I used the “Sending Love” sentiment from the Everyday Mod stamp set and then the card was completed.
I love that this card is a bit out of my comfort zone and yet still looks polished and put together. I was able to use the beautiful patterned paper that I love so much while still staying true to my design style. I know that you’ll love this paper and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create with it! Thank you so much for stopping by today!