Happy new year! Hope 2023 treats you well!
I’m diving straight into the new year with a patterned paper project to keep up with the monthly challenge even though Hazel has retired the blog I was a design team member on. I’ve planned out a bit for the year and decided my plan for this challenge of using up Patterned paper is to do fussy cutting out of 12 x 12 papers and use those to make up the cards. In prep I’ve already chosen 12 pieces of 12 x 12 and for some I’ve done my fussy cutting out already and popped them into pouches so they are ready for me to grab and work out what to do with them.
So this first one I grabbed a beautiful piece of the floral paper and set to with my paper snips. I did cut a couple of panels so I could still get to use the back of the dsp but this is the pile of bits left at the end of my fussy cutting session!
I know there are still some of those tiny flowers left but I didn’t think I would be able to make use of them even if I did cut them out.
So I ended up with a nice selection of flowers to play with … and of course that gorgeous herringbone patterned paper too. I knew when cutting it out I wouldn’t use all of it in one project but having them in a little pouch means that I have them ready to do other projects at another point.
So here is what I made. I went with a Cherry Cobbler base to the card and then just started playing and adding elements together.
As there is a black base to the florals I added in the black cardstock for the mat and the sentiment. I also added some white dots using a paint pen.
The ribbon is a black and white ribbon but I added the colour using my stampin blends so that it had got a cherry Cobbler hue.
Love all the dimension on this card. So pleased to get the first project of the year done and dusted and a piece of dsp all cut with a few additional flowers left to play with on other projects.