Monday, December 19, 2016


This cheery card owes a lot of its good humor to Washi paper . . .

I love working with the many beautiful patterns found on Washi papers but I find them too thin to use as is.  A good work-around for me has been to iron them onto the shiny side of freezer paper.  This is quick and easy, and there's no bleed-thru or messy glues to deal with.  The result is a sturdy piece that holds up to die cutting and also makes a great background layer.

The floaty aspects of acetate layering were put to use in this layout.  I used pop dots for altitude and covered them up with judiciously placed die cuts.  Acetate layering may seem tricky at first, but there are a lot of easy work-arrounds you can play with . . .

Cardstock:   Bazzill Lima, Gilbert Oxford White, Beckett Iceberg,
                           Generic Washi paper, Generic acetate            
Stamps:        Hero Zig Zag, Stampin' Up Chicken Wire, Stamp in the
                           Mail "Happiness"            
Inks:               Brilliance Rocket Red, Ancient Page Pine, ColorBox Frost White
Emb Powder:   Judikins Detail White
Dies:              Savvy Blossom, Cheery Lynn Build-a-Flower #1, Wplus9
                           Banner Trio, Punch Bunch Tiny Flower
Doo Dads:    Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, 1/8" corner rounder   

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