Sunday, 27 June 2010

The importance of...


There are so many important things in cardmaking. Personally, I think that a good knowledge of paper/card is the single most important. It's not essential, but once acquired paper crafting seems much easier. I am talking about knowing how paper works, the advantages of printed card, the best techniques to use on pearlescent card and so on. The best part of learning about paper and card is that it only takes practice, the more that you use it the more that you learn about the capabilities.

For this card I used printed card to create a patchwork panel. Thick Card (above 270gsm) is not ideal for this technique, and this card I used here it is around that gsm, however because it is a printed card, i.e. solid color printed on white card, still worked, although I had to use extra power on my die cutting machine. To reveal the white core, just sand the top off gently.

7 comments:

Momiji said...

lovely colour combo! this patchwork technique is so versatile with so many possibilities. think I need to get a cuttlebug!

nikkib said...

Love this card Paula, is the flower die cut from a Marianne Creatables Ribbon flower die?

Paula Pascual said...

Yes it is!

elaine said...

Fabulous card, its really effective must have a try, Spain to win the world cup now England are out I love Torres !!!

ytramm said...

Hi Paula - not that fond of green but this colour combination looks fresh and awe inspiring - thank you for sharing your cards with us. Yvonne xx

nikkib said...

that's another die on my list, just bought a couple of the butterfly dies from the Marianne Creatables range....

simplyfairies said...

another fabbi card Paula....

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