I think you'll see what I mean with this card I created this week...
I always have the same happy dilemma when I create with Graphic 45 papers. Trying to decide which papers in the collection to use. I want to use ALL of them, so I end up using quite a few as I did with this 5 x 7 card. (I almost always create 5 x 7's, by the way, simply due to the increased real estate. I need space to put all those great papers!)
Let me take you through my process of creating this card and maybe you'll give it a try too.
First I began with the Bohemian Bazaar 8 x 8" paper pad and cut the three horizontal strips:
1 5/8 x 4 1/2"
1 1/2 x 4 1/2 "
1 5/8 x 4 1/2"
(You can decide which one you want to be the shorter one. I made the yellow one the shortest.)
Cut the striped paper 2 1/4 x 4 3/4". I inked all edges with a brownish tan ink (Frayed Burlap Distress Ink by Ranger) then taped the four pieces together and distressed the outer edges, then inked them again.
With a coordinating tan/brown thread in my sewing machine, I stitched around the perimeter.
(click on photo to see detail)
Cut a piece of Boho Baz paper 1 3/4 x 4 3/4" and border punch the side. Ink edges. Cut a piece of burlap ribbon and fringe the edge. My piece is about 3/4" x 4 3/4".
With double-sided sticky tape, adhere the burlap to the left edge of the paper, then sew a large zig-zag stitch down the paper as shown.
Adhere both units to a card base. I used the dark teal-colored cardstock in the Signature Series cardstock pack by Core-dinations.
Choose your embellishment pieces. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and my Spellbinders foliage dies to cut these pieces from the Boho Baz papers.
For added interest and dimension, I like to ink the edges of my leaves and then burnish the ends with the wooden handle of a piercing tool onto a soft mat to get the leaves to curl a bit.
From one of the cut-aparts in the Boho Baz papers, cut a post card and ink the edges. I stamped "for you" along the bottom left corner with a dark brown ink. The main image is stamped using PaperTrey Ink's "Mat Stack 2" collection and the Mat Stack Die #2.
Add embellishments as desired.
Stamped element is popped up with foam tape.
I think burlap goes so well with Bohemian Bazaar. I have used it on almost every creation with this paper. The added texture is a perfect compliment.
Here's the card again.
Thanks for visiting today. Hope you're inspired to create something beautiful with Bohemian Bazaar.
Have a wonderful weekend!