Hi friends! It’s great to be back creating what I love — paper flowers!
For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d give the husband a tag album. The tags inside had love notes and why I am so grateful to have him. The cover tag had some itty bitty paper flower embellishments and some calligraphy. I prefer using the pointed pen but my supplies are still in the boxes (transferring my supplies takes a village and a year, Tee Hee!), so the brush pen it is. This cardstock was quite textured so the ink bleeds too much. No big deal though The husband doesn’t mind.
But I enjoyed thoroughly creating these tiny roses. Quite challenging especially when you ink the edges, but never daunting. Always fun!
The cardstocks I used to create the flowers were from IFEX. You can check their website here and check out their paper products. I got mine from National Bookstore. Find the packaging with the label that says ‘Worx’. This is 200 GSM in cream.
I love working with cream paper because you can always ink the paper using your favorite markers, watercolor or inks and it gives you a very beautiful hue and life-like colors to your flowers. Here I’m using distress inks from Tim Holtz. I used Picked Raspberry and Peacock feathers.
I also used my Cuttlebug from The Happy Station to cut the tiny petals. It makes my life so much easier! You can always cut your petals using scissors but the intricate details to this beautiful die from Tim Holtz just makes a whole lot of difference. Please visit their website here to purchase yourown Cuttlebug. It’s a really good investment.
I think they came out really pretty, don’t you think?
You can always experiment with whatever supplies you have but choose the right cardstock. I always say this in my workshops, ‘it always begins and ends with beautiful paper.’
Incidentally, I will have a paper crafts demo on the 11th of March, 2018 at Ayala Center Cebu for the Stationery and Art Fair presented by IFEX. Please join me as I share some paper crafts projects using the cardstocks from IFEX. I will also bring my cuttlebug so you guys can see how it works.
I’m over the moon excited because they will also launch the Paper Bar at National Bookstore!
Do you know what that means? More cardstocks readily available for Cebuanos! (happy dance!). More gorgeous paper = more paper crafts!
Happy days are here, Cebu!
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