If you got my April newsletter recently, you may recognize part of this card! I wanted to show some of the fun things you can do with Presto Patterns specialty paper. See, many people either don’t realize what it is (because in the catalog it shows up as white with brown lines to show the design) or you saw the paper but couldn’t imagine what you would want with white paper with white embossing. So, for those of you who haven’t seen it, this is what the paper looks like:
But you add a bit of sponging, even using multiple colors and you can turn those plain designs into super pretty pieces for your cards! I used one piece on the card below to show you what I mean:
I also had to play with the folded ribbon. I LOVE seam binding ribbon…have I said that before? So, I recently got the Crumb Cake color and decided to play with it in this card. To make my rolls, I used the Snail adhesive and put a little bit down on one side of the ribbon and then folded the ribbon over to make the rounded part. Then I kept using the Snail on the front of the ribbon so I could fold the ribbon back on itself and so on. Yeah, I know, that was a terrible explanation. If anyone is interested in how I did it, let me know and I can take pictures or something to show you better. Anyway I had to finish it off with one of the rose adornments and a pearl. Perfect for mom!
I wanted a sentiment but you can’t stamp directly on the Presto Patterns paper very well (because the ink won’t stick to the embossed pattern) and I didn’t really want a punch out to distract from the pattern, so I stamped on some cardstock vellum and adhered to the front of the card so the pattern could show through.
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Happy Mother’s Day Presto Patterns Recipe
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Blush Blossom
Paper: Presto Patterns specialty paper, Botanical Gazette designer paper, Old Olive cardstock, Cardstock Vellum
Accessories: Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, yellow sponge, adhesive Pearls, Vintage Flower adornments, Snail