Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty Papers

I found a great free site via Pinterest where there are some amazing vintage type free papers.  Here is Astrid's Pinterest site and here is her blog.   I really liked the papers I saw and downloaded one I liked to use on a card.

Warm Wishes

I printed it out at A6 size onto some plain computer paper.  I wish now I used some slightly heavier card.  Any how, I trimmed the printed paper and added some stamps on the corners.  I used Hero Arts Hydrangea with some Dusty Concord distress ink and the sentiment is Hero Arts as well.  I used my Tim Holtz ruler and a pin to make the holes around the edge.  I distressed them to make them pop a bit.  I finished off with some roses made with lilac computer weight paper.  I layered three pieces together and cut with the die.  I then layered all the layers together.  Finished with a little lilac ribbon tied in a bow.

I have downloaded a few other papers from Astrid and added to my files.  So a big thanks to her.

Thanks for visiting
Dawn


20 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful, Dawn, everything works together!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous .xxx

Isha said...

Superb card Dawn. Love how everything mix and match. TFS

Maureen Morton said...

Wow - what a lovely, romantic look. Great combination of beautiful elements to make this pure lovely card, Dawn. Thanks for the link, too!

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! Love the stamping over the pretty paper and your cluster of flowers is beautiful!

joy said...

So beautiful, Dawn! I love the piercing around the edge - great way to "frame" this masterpiece.

Elizabeth Allan said...

You're right Dawn - that paper is gorgeous. I really like how you enhanced it with your creative stamping!

CinnamonSally said...

This card is stunning Dawn, love the background and the addition of the Hydrangea is so beautiful. Have added Asrid to my following list. All her papers are fabulous.

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful the way you used the paper and enhanced it. Such a soft effect with the color you chose.

Barb said...

Oh Dawn, this is lovely! Love the "soft" look and the flowers are amazing!
Thanks for sharing.

MaxineD said...

Stunning card Dawn,love the way you have stamped over the paper. Thanks for the link to the paper.
Blessings
Maxine

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card Dawn
luv
Debby

Deirdre said...

STUNNING... adore those lilac flowers - what an amazing finishing touch. Fabulous.

Greta said...

Just gorgeous, Dawn! I need a rose die & maybe I should get this one. Your flowers are terrific!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE how you used this patterned paper from Astrid - beautiful!

sheila said...

wow-this is just gorgeous Dawn! Thank you for passing along the site.

Lisa said...

This is really stunning Dawn! Love these darker, but muted colors - The stamping is absolutely beautiful and I also really love the punched edge you created!!

Heather Maria said...

Oh Dawn this is gorgeous and so romantic looking! Love pretty vintage paper with the added stamping! The flowers with the bow are so pretty too!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Oh how I love this collage card! Turned out beautifully!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! And I love Astrids blog!