Sunday, September 16, 2012

Natural Composition is Naturally Lovely

I love, love, loveeee the new Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). With a wood texture, think like card stock, the Pre Glossy Heat embossed texture, the patterns... What is NOT to love??

So last week the StampinUpLNStampers challenged us to go One Layered with a Wow factor. I created this lovely 3x3" card for my Parks n Rec class and we had FUN with it!

I punched out these two designs, a large Flower and our new Elegant Butterfly. I then used a sponge and rubbed in Wild Wasabi in with this punched out "Stencil" flower. I overlapped the Butterfly over the flower and did the same with the Chocolate Chip ink.

I stamped this Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday in the Chocolate Chip ink as well. I then stenciled the butterfly onto the envelope. I love that coordinated sneak peak an envelope can allow.

The Heat Embossed texture will not hold the rubbed on ink so this yummy pattern popped thru the flowers, butterfly and the sentiment. It was a favorite of the staff at the Borchard center (the two Patty/I's fought over it lol).

This is a simple and cool technique. When you have amazing paper like this, you can't go wrong! (If this is wrong, I don't want to be right. Lol)
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