Recently Michaels had a terrific sale on 12" x 12" paper packs so I treated myself to some. I really was low on printed papers anyway. I spent a blissful afternoon making cards with them. These papers came from the DCWV The Primrose Stack.
I've been wanting to use some of the old photos and ephemera in my stash so this was the perfect opportunity to do so.
The card (bottom, left) sold at the Arts Squared art fair that I was in with Ashleigh last week.
This piece of ephemera is from a funeral card. I stapled it to a piece of the paper in the pack and adhered it to the front of the card. The colors go together amazingly well. I love it when that happens!
This is The Primrose Stack by DCWV.
When I saw this music card stock paper from another paper pack, I thought about putting a vinyl sentiment on it. Can you believe the words "a note for you" are white vinyl cut with the Silhouette Cameo?! When I designed the words with a special font, I really didn't think it would work because the letters are so fragile and thin, but I was blown away when my four cards came out perfectly!
If you haven't worked with adhesive vinyl before, you would be surprised with the simple procedure. You cut the words out and remove the negative vinyl. Then you add transfer paper (remove the backing of the transfer paper - I had to watch a video to figure it out) and apply it to the words. You use a scraper tool to make sure it is sticking properly and them remove the transfer paper.
I was trying to decide if I should use white or black letters because those are the colors of vinyl in my collection. I decided to use white because I like the soft look it brings. The vinyl is quite durable and according to the package directions, it should hold up even in the outdoors for three years.
Here are more cards I made that day. The one on the left also sold at Art Squared.
The one on the left below sold at Art Squared.
These are the paper packs I purchased and used for all of these cards. The cards will be available at the Logan Village Mall in Noblesville.
Isn't the crafting paper available today amazing?!