This might be one of my favourite cards so far; and it came about by accident! I had cut the background paper, punched the red edge and attached the red ribbon and then…hit the creative wall. The card I had planned out, just wasn’t working anymore. I tried a number of different images, sentiments, but nothing was working. I put the card away for a night and decided to come back to it later.
I looked over my craft table and saw a scrap of the Authentique Christmas paper tucked under my paper cutter. This little group of birds was staring back at me…eureka! It was perfect! The answer to saving the card wasn’t a stamp at all…it was patterned paper!
I cut out the birds with my oval nestibilities, and added a cherry cobbler mat oval and it became the focus point of the front of the card.
The inside of the card used coordinated paper, with a lace punched old olive paper.
This card is a bit vintage, and for some reason I feel the bird image makes it a bit country/shabby chic. For a card that didn’t come together as I had envisioned, I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Some times you just have to let the creative process completely take over.
I’ve added this card to the A Paper Buffet Etsy shop . I’ll have more cards to share with you from this paper collection soon!