Create Easy, Stunning Cards with Designer Paper


Hello everyone,

Today I am going to share easy ways to create stunning cards with designer paper! The products that I’ll be using are new from Maker Forte.

The patterned paper I’ll be using was designed by Alex Syberia for Maker Forte. It’s called Rosey Days and it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! Here is my first card using this paper.

This was an easy one to create! I cut the patterned paper down to 5.25″ x 4.0″, stamped the sentiment using the Poinsettia stamp set in Enchanted Gold pigment ink by Altenew. I adhered the card onto a black card base and added Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops as berries.

Doesn’t this look like a lot of work was put into it? But, all the work was done for me!

For my next card, I grabbed a subtle background piece from my designer paper collection and then stamped over it using Thankful Word Collage stamp in light grey and red ink for the word “Thanks.” I wanted that word to pop off the page.

This is a fantastic stamp if you want to make a cute set of Thank You cards for the upcoming holidays! It also comes with the word sentiment “Family”! Stamp them up using all the rainbow colors in your ink collection!

As you can see from this close-up picture, adding subtle patterned designer paper to the background adds color without competing with the focal point!

The next card has a few layers to it. It’s so much fun to mix and match the patterned paper to create a cohesive look! I find so much joy in doing this!

I started with my foundation piece, trimmed to 5.50″ x 4.25″. Next, I added two strips of different patterns over it and finished with a sentiment from the Poinsettia stamp set over vellum. Here’s a closer look at the finished card:

What I love about designer paper sets is that the hard work is already done for you! All you need to do is mix and match until you find a look that is works for you!

My last card has the most detail to it.

Like card #3, I started with a base trimmed to 5.50″ x 4.25″, and then added two more strips of patterned paper to it. The sentiment that reads “Peace on Earth” is from the Modern Christmas Watercolor set. I just love the handwriting on the sentiments in this set!

At the last minute, I decided to heat emboss a poinsettia on vellum and then color its backside with my Copic markers. I love, love, love that look!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to create stunning cards with designer paper! Everything I used today is now in the Maker Forte shop! Grab these goodies while you can because they’re popular and selling out fast!

Colleen

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