Hello! Today I have 2 more cards to share for the Stampendous and Arnold Grummer Collaboration. Those 2 wonderful companies are having a 2 week long blog hop in honor of Earth Day. Here is my first card.
I had originally made 4 sheets of handmade paper, and I used 3 of them on this card. The heart, it’s shadow and the wings are all handmade paper. I think they make a lovely combination. I used the Wings Die Set from Stampendous for this.
For my background, I used an older leaf and vine stencil, which was also from Stampendous, along with Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse. I decided that the card needed a bit more green, so I inked the edges of my background with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. Last, I added a simple silver embossed sentiment on vellum from the Brushed Wishes stamp set.
I love that even though these handmade papers are very different, they worked really well together. I especially love the wings, which I added some of Stampendous’ Twinkle Glitter to while I was making it. I really love the softness of this card.
I love that sheet of paper so much, in fact, that I used it on this card as well. You can see the bits of rainbow holographic glitter. It reflects light so beautifully. On top of that piece, I added the Laurel Burch Celestial stamp, which I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.
For my card base, I inked it up completely with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and I was careful to not make it very smooth. I wanted more of a cloudy effect.
For some additional sparkle, I adhered some Diamond Sparkle Blends to the right side of the card. This really helps the Twinkle Glitter in my handmade paper stand out.
This card is so different from the previous one, even though the same paper was used. I love that you can get such versatility out of your paper. Even when this hop is over, I will definitely still be making paper….my daughter (and my son!) certainly want to experiment more. I’d like to thank Arnold Grummer for sending me a full paper making kit. I have had an absolute wonderful time playing, and I look forward to sharing more projects with my handmade paper. If you’d like to see more projects from this collaboration, please visit the Stampendous Blog, as well as the Arnold Grummer Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!