Linen Speciality Paper

I was intrigued by the new Linen Speciality paper in the latest catalogue and decided to buy it. I love the feel of it, but then I had the dilemma – how can I use it?

I looked on Pinterest for ideas to no avail, but then, while I was looking through using fabric on cards it occurred to me that I might be able to stamp on it quite well. I wanted to create a vintage look with my card so I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp one of the images from Hand Penned Petals. The experiment had begun!

I got out my blender pens and chose some more muted colours- light pale papaya, light daffodil delight, light mint macaron, light soft succulent and light balmy blue and began to colour in the images. Be aware that the ink does run so don’t colour right out to the edge of the image. I wanted a watercolour look so I was happy with the effect. The paper was then run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing folder.

I decided to mount it on some Evening Evergreen cardstock. Before doing this, you need to peel the paper backing from the linen fabric. You are left with a sticky side that you lay on the cardstock.  Be careful not to flatten it too much or your embossing will be for nought!! I then tied a ribbon of Pale Papaya around it.

These two layers were placed on a base of Soft Succulent cardstock. I wanted to add a sentiment, so I stamped ‘Thanks’ in Versamark on Basic White cardstock and heat embossed it with gold. I cut the sentiment out and added a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock behind it. I used some gold trim from the Simply Elegant collection behind the sentiment and raised the sentiment on mini dimensionals.

To finish the card I added some Champagne rhinestones for effect. I hope you like what I have created.

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