Have you seen the new In Good Taste Designer Series Paper? It's a super-sized package of patterned paper with 12 different double-sided designed and 2 pieces of each design for a total of 24 pieces of patterned paper! Wow! The pack is filled with different wood grains, tiles, and textiles. It is so pretty and versatile.
Today, I have a card design that you could easily use with any package of Designer Series Paper, but I think it works particularly well with the In Good Taste DSP.
I am so excited to be joining an amazing International group of bloggers for the Pretty Cards & Paper blog hop. Each of these designers has created some really cool projects with the In Good Taste DSP. So, after you've had a look through here, be sure to hop around the world and visit each of these other fabulous cardmakers. The full list of designers and links can be found further down.
My cards today all use the same basic design with a wave of 6 circles across the front. Here are the dimensions:
My second card uses the tile patterns from the DSP on a Gray Granite background. Here, I embossed the card front with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and I turned the greeting. The piece for the greeting in all three cards has been cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I then used my paper trimmer to cut one end off straight instead of scalloped so that it appears that this piece extends off the edge of the card.
My third card uses a mixture of tile, textile, and paint canvas patterns, but all of them have a blue tone. I layered these circles on Night of Navy cardstock that I embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
When I finished these three cards, I stepped back and thought: "Well, that's pretty good, but what if the circles were shiny like actual tiles?" So, I decided to find out.
It's a bit hard to see, but I embossed each of the circles with two layers of clear embossing powder. I found I needed to adhere a circle of Whisper White cardstock behind each circle to help keep the colors true. In the video, I explain this further and show you examples with and without the extra Whisper White cardstock. The shiny look really makes the patterns pop.
Hopefully you can see the difference a little bit better in these side-by-side comparisons. Both of them look pretty, the embossing powder just gives the cards a little different look.
Now, I hope you'll click through and see the projects of all of these other amazing cardmakers from around the globe. Then, stop back here to see the complete list of supplies I used for my cards below the list of bloggers. If you're in the US, each photo links to my online store.