Happy Friday! This is Jules of Paper Gems by Jules and today, I'm feelin' the love... the love of patterned paper! This week I decided to pull out some supplies that I hadn't used in a while... patterned paper. Unity has a really amazing variety of patterned papers and it was time to break the seal and use them! So today highlights the Magnolia Dreams patterned paper pack for some Valentine's Day cards.
As much as I love patterned paper, often times, I just stamp and color... and this fun paper just stays safe in it's bin. But today it was time to cut it up... for love of course. The new Scallops and Rectangles Nesting dies are perfect for your everyday cards. I used the largest die to cut out the pretty pink scripted print from Magnolia Dreams. I next stamped the sweet little Special Delivery Mouse on Copic friendly paper and colored him in. Next, I die cut him using the next stitched rectangle die.
Because this was a lot of white space, I used My Favorite Thing's Heart Extraordinaire Stencil and created a heart shadow behind the image. Don't forget to mask your image before you do this!. By using a light pink first and a darker pink on just the edges of the stencil, this creates a little dimension on this flat image.
Now that I've made the first cut... I felt like making use of even more of these beautiful patterned papers. I picked two fun patterns and die cut them using the large scalloped die and large stitched rectangle die. I die cut the small scalloped and small stitched rectangle out of white card stock.
For the small scalloped rectangle, I used a lighter pink that is used in the kiss to shade the edges. This also highlighted the pink in the patterned paper. For the small stitched rectangle I stamped the kiss from the Kiss the World stamp set in a light pink, but then used my darkest pink and added that color to the edge of the kiss. Using my finger, I gently tapped the inside edge of the dark pink so that it softly blended into the light pink giving more of a lined lip look. (say that 5 times fast... lined lip look, lined look...🤪). Last, when stamping the sentiment, I masked the little hearts on the stamp and then used the dark pink to stamp those hearts... bringing it all together.
Make it a goal to pull out some patterned paper and make some pretty things to send out. Everyone could use a paper hug.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you've found some inspiration.
Until next time...