Here’s a fun way to make cards with patterned paper that you just can’t resist!
Sometimes it can be challenging to make cards with patterned paper when you fall in love with an overall design and don’t want to chop it up or block so much of it that the charm is lost. I fell in love with this pretty paper and wanted to make sure the adorable overall pattern showed through so I chose to use a window die to decorate the front and to mimic the paper design. I kept the color scheme the same and I just love the way it turned out. For this card I used the Rubbernecker Window 4 Pane, Cart (awning) Garden Stems, Flower Buds and Grass #2.
Card Base and Window
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base, window and flower box.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of patterned paper . The Carta Bella Flower Garden designer paper is new and has so many pretty patterns.
- Use ATG adhesive to attach the patterned paper to the card base.
- Trim a small corner off of both top corners of the window so it will fit behind the awning.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the window and attach it to the card base.
- Attach the flower box to the window using a strip of mounting tape.
- Cut the awning base using pink cardstock and the alternating sections using white cardstock.
- Attach the two white sections to the awning base using glossy accents.
- Apply double stick tape across the back top edge of the awning and two small pieces of mounting tape to the back lower sides of the awning.
- Attach the awning to the window.
Flower Box Flowers
- Cut the flowers using pink cardstock and the garden stems and grass sprigs using green cardstock.
- Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flower stems in behind the flower box and attach them to the window base using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach a few grass sprigs to soften the arrangement.
Using patterned paper makes it fast and easy to create interesting cards. It took me longer to write this blog post than it did to make this pretty window card.
Do you like making cards with patterned paper? Do you have your own tricks for making sure that your pretty patterns still show on your cards? I would love to hear or see your tricks!