Isn’t it beautiful!?!  It’s more of the Decorative Handmade Paper that a good friend gave me a little over a year ago.

Even the Bitty Blossom and leaves are made with it.

Now don’t tell anyone, but a large area of the bottom layer of this precious paper (the part that is covered with a coordinating designer paper) was actually cut out.  It only looks like it is layered.  So now, instead of being covered up, I have a good sized piece of paper to use another day while still getting the look of layers.  LOVE.

One of the challenges that this card is playing in is Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper April Challenge.  I’m hoping that this little trick on the bottom layer doesn’t break the rules to cover the card base with dp…  I mean there is designer paper all over the front of the card… right? 

There are four other challenges, too:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Happy Birthday!

Seize the Birthday:  “Buttons and Rhinestones (Any type of Bling will work!)” I used a whole bunch of lovely black KaiserCraft Adhesive Pearls.

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Amy R Stamps “Birthday Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Lavender Moon and True Black; Handmade Mulberry Papers

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and Long Classic Rectangle Dies; KaiserCraft Adhehesive Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon

15 Responses to “Decorative Handmade Paper… Take 2”

  1. Gorgeous paper and card. Love the rich colors and your perfect design.

  2. I love that embossing folder, wish you could just buy it in a store. Neat idea with the background, I usually throw those pieces away. I have some paper like that, like the idea of embossing it, great idea to make the flower with it too! Very pretty!

  3. Gorgeous!!!! Not to mention the rose as well.

  4. Love the colors and the flower.
    Thank you for joining us at STB.
    Hugs, Marzena DT

  5. Your friend gave you quite a stunning gift of that hand-made paper, and you in turn made one fabulous card! I LOVE the touches of gold in the lattice embossed panel too! Stunning birthday card!

  6. Lucky you to be the recipient of such beautiful handmade paper. Turned into a gorgeous card. I do my layers the way you describe, as it saves on weight for mailing (plus if it’s covered up, it is sort of a ‘waste of paper’ in my opinion). Loved your gorgeous roses, and the mesh embossing you have in the solid piece. It was a great idea to use one paper for your flower and the 2nd for your leaves. So very effective in your design. TFS & Hugs

  7. That is some fancy paper that your friend made you. You paired it with some equally fancy paper to make a fabulous card.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  9. I just love the purple and black colour combo on your gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🙂

  10. WOW! Gorgeous blossoms and lovely texture. Thank you so much for playing along in the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  11. This is stunning, Susan! I love his you saved some of that beautiful paper to use another day!

  12. That’s some of the prettiest handmade paper I’ve seen! The stuff I have is all kind of dull and earthy, and I’m not even sure if I still have it. I’ll have to check. Beautiful card, Susan! I like the idea of cutting out the bottom layer to make it stretch. Great when you have a particular piece you’d like to use again. I love how the flower turned out, too!

  13. These papers are so pretty! What a creative way to save some for another project.
    You are fantastic, Susan! 🙂

  14. I love that idea! I’ve done it too! 🙂

  15. It looks to me as if it well qualifies! Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation – hope to see you again soon x

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