Monday Happy & Simple Card – Decorative Paper

Hello all,

Back again, with another Happy and Simple Card for you all.  This week I wanted to focus on decorative paper and the ease in which you can use it to make a stunning card.  In the example below, I found a beautiful collage style cardstock by Momenta and thought it would be perfect for a quick and simple card.

I used this wonderful paper as my base by cutting out a panel that was slightly smaller than my card base (5×5 card base).  The edges were darkened with Distress ink prior to adhering the panel to the card.  I then adhered a wide strip of metallic gold paper (torn at edges) along with a thin black strip of cardstock to the upper-mid portion of the card.  For the focal point, I stamped and embossed an image of a “bird within a frame” and lightly colored with alcohol markers.  This element was adhered to the card, in the center of the gold/black strip, with pop up foam.  Lastly, I stamped the saying (as shown in the example).

What do you think?  Would a Happy, Simple card like this work for you?

Materials used:
Stamps, by Hampton Art
Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
Tsukineko Versafine Achival Black and Versamark ink pads
Textured Cardstock, Momenta
Springhill Vellum Bristol Cover White Cardstock
Metallic Gold paper
Black Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Pop up foam
EkSuccess, Martha Stewart Black Embossing Powder
Happy Day!