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Pink Paislee – Cards: Textured Background

Hello, PP fans. This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. Dimension and texture are a must for me – whether I create layouts, cards, or even home décor projects, I always try to find ways to give them body and interest by using different techniques or tools. Both of my cards today showcase a textured background and lots of layers.Have you ever used embossing folders? If you are looking for a simple and easy way to jazz up your card backgrounds, these are definitely for you. They add lots of texture without being “too much”.

For the first card base I used a dotted embossing folder.

The plain cardstock in the Horizon Project Pad coordinates perfectly with the collection and comes in lovely colors; I chose a pretty pink for my card base. I then die cut two oval shapes in different sizes from patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the card, using foam adhesive in between the layers to create dimension. Right before gluing down the smaller oval, I arranged some leaf branches underneath it; they go all around the middle cluster, bringing in more color and texture. I also added a bouquet and a sentiment on the very top, and three little butterflies that I fussy cut from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

The second card features a leaf motif on the background. Again, I used an embossing folder, and I love how it turned out.

This time I used a scalloped circle nesting die set for the center of the card and, like in the first card, adhered the layers with foam adhesive. Once that was ready, I created a cluster of embellishments towards the left side of the circles with a chipboard flower and die cut leaves. The pink glitter paper in the Horizon Project Pad is beautiful, and gave the card the right amount of sparkle. To finish, I fussy cut the sentiment from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad and popped it on foam dots as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. How do you add texture and dimension to your projects? I would love to know 🙂

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Pink Paislee – Dream Layout

Hello there! Enza here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. I love butterflies, and when I saw the new Layered Butterfly cut file by Paige I knew I had to use it right away. I’m actually combining two of her cut files on this page. Let’s see how it came together!

I decided to cut the design three times, slightly reducing its size each time so to have more variety. I used both sides of the patterned paper and machine-stitched the several layers in place. I love all the dimension here! Those butterflies are just too gorgeous!

Before arranging them on the page, I decided to add an extra layer to the background with another cut file, this time a floral design. I wanted it to be big and take the whole left side of the layout, but I chose not to back it with patterned paper, as I wanted the butterflies to be the focus. The photo fit perfectly in between the wings. I layered a frame behind it and several stickers on top. The paper clips in this collection are just too cute; here I added the flower one by the little “Follow Your Heart” banner. I then placed the big “Dream” chipboard sticker above the photo, where I also arranged a few more embellishments: fussy cut butterflies, puffy stickers, flowers and foliage from the ephemera pack.

To finish the layout, I chose a tiny flower included in the stamp set and stamped it several times around the butterflies. It was the perfect substitute for enamel dots!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have found some inspiration for your next layout using the gorgeous Horizon collection and some amazing cut files.

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Pink Paislee – Travel Themed Cards

Hello crafty friends. How about a couple travel themed cards today with gorgeous embellishments from the Horizon collection? I enjoyed creating them very much – so many fun bits and pieces to layer.

Both cards feature the same layering technique, where I combined elements of different thickness and texture.

For the first card, I trimmed a striped paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad to measure 4×5.25” and used it as my base. I then added a smaller piece of pink patterned paper which created separation from the background, allowing me to use more patterns on top without becoming too overwhelming. This is a general rule for me when layering elements: pattern-solid-pattern and so on. It seems to be working well most of the time 😉 I added the beautiful ready-to-use stitched tag, a chipboard frame, and a fussy cut piece from the cut-apart sheet. I finished the card with sentiments and a globe paper clip.

The second card follows the same design. Here instead of using pink patterned paper, I used a blue one and also added two strips to create a partial frame. Next a blue floral stitched tag and the super fun luggage chipboard sticker. I layered another tag behind it, two flower stickers, and the colorful bird.

I love how these travel cards turned out. It is amazing how much you can do with the gorgeous embellishments included in the Horizon collection.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!