Hi there, fans of Scrap N Craft with T!
It's Sarah here - the newest Dt member. Some of you may know me from Scrapbooking Memories magazine, some of you may not know me at all, lol.
I hope I can bring along some inspirational Tips and Techniques to share with you here. I got my first Kit from Tan only a day ago and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this wonderful paper from Fancy Pants! It simply cried out to be turned into a Shabby Chic card...
Here I used Fancy Pants "Wishful Thinking" paper range, with some Sam and Lucy Weave Pink gems strips to help scallop the bottom edge of the card. I used both the front and back of the Fancy Pants paper as well as some extra embellishments and paint to create a feeling of depth without the whole card looking "overdone" (I hope). I also painted some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Lipstick Pink around the journaling spot to make it sparkle. Last but not least, I added a few different sized flowers to the top and bottom of the card greeting.
So, here are a few tips for you to take from this little card:
* Bring out the fancy edged scissors again. When you use them repeatedly with a plain white cardstock the effect can be both textured and unfussy.
* Layer your papers and embellishments for depth and dimension.
* Don't be afraid of colour - you can always tone it down by introducing white or black cardstock into the card or page.
So there you go - a very quick and easy card, made with literally 10cm of patterned paper, some card and some embellishments. By simply adding a touch of texture, it looks more exotic.
Have fun creating everyone!