You all know I like to recycle and Paula, one of the Die Cut Divas divas, gave me the perfect challenge offering for June. WRAPPING PAPER! I have the not so hot and the SO HOT examples for you to think of how to use wrapping paper in your cards
DO YOU HAVE WRAPPING PAPER??? I thought this was a NO BRAINER, until I went to find some. Since we have yet to unpack some of the items from the move, like our wrapping paper, which is mostly Christmas, I COULD NOT find any on the first try. I found one scrap of wrapping paper on the next search and HIT PAY DIRT on the third.
First up is the "folk heart" paper - that's what I call it - not sure I really like the card, but, its basic background is wrapping paper. I mounted a cut out heart on the Lacy Circle die-cut and added some buttons from some button ribbon, then some twine in red and white, blue and white, and pink and white. I remembered the Hero Arts clear set "Just a Note" (CL404) with its scissors and push pin, mainly because the push pin was still on my desk. It's a rather rowdy card, but all I could think to do (hadn't found the gold yet).
Now to finer flights of fancy. I found this gorgeous gold wrapping paper left over from some Christmas paper. It has a wonderful material-like back to it and was crumpled up in the bottom of my homemade paper stand, just like the paper for the folk hearts above. BUT this was a dream. I glued it to the back of a regular manila file folder, smoothing out most spots, but leaving that crinkled feel and texture to it. It is difficult to ink up, but I like the results. After I got my sun stamped (really the Hero Arts Cling Starburst Background, - 330056) I thought buildings needed to sit in the early rays of the morning or evening, as you prefer. I stamped and white-embossed the buildings on black paper (Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline - S5573), cut them out and attached them individually to the gold panel with glue dots. I don't have a cloud die-cut or stamp, BUT, I had just purchased a Hero Arts clear stamp set "Heyday Thoughts" (330054) and found my cloud (really a thought bubble) and a great hot air balloon. OH JOY! I used the clear "Hello" stamp from the Hero Arts clear set "Everyday Sayings" (CL342) to give a little hello. I just couldn't put the panel on until I wrapped the black and white twine and tied a bow. I am VERY HAPPY with this card. I don't want to give it up.... sigh
If you can't find the die-cut on this card, it's the sun peeking behind the tallest building.