Thursday, April 26, 2007

Daily Special - Ways to Use. . . Double Sided Pattern Paper

Today's Daily Special is "Ways to Use. . ." in this case, double sided pattered paper. For a card maker, what's the point of double sided patterned/scrapbook paper? I can't imagine using double sided pattern paper and wasting the other side. I just can't. It's such a waste of beautiful patterns.

I bought a stack of double sided designer paper by K & Company. Oh my, their papers are BEAUTIFUL! I almost don't want to use them and would prefer to hoard them but yeah, that's silly.

Because I can't imagine wasting the other side of the paper, I decided to come up with some way to still be able to use the pattern on both sides at the same time.

What I came with was to create a 3D window with the sentiment on the inside of the card. Creating this window is similar to the process of creating a shaker card.

As simple as the design of my card to the left and below, because of it's simplicity, it was actually difficult to make. The measurements in the front needed to match up with inner portion of the card. It would have been easier if I did create a shaker card because my problem was the window sentiment on the inside was off-centered. I did not want to waste the paper so I had to figure out a way to modify the front of the card in order for the sentiment on the inside to be centered. It was annoying. What's important is it worked out in the end.

As you can see, there's a window on the inside. The pattern of the 3D window is the backside of the double sided paper. I used foam tape on the front to recess the sentiment on the inside.

I used acetate to cover the window and the inner sentiment is actually recessed into the card giving the card a 3D appearance. As you can see in the picture, a reflection of me taking the picture.

I forgot to add the sketch for this card but if I do it now. . .well, Blogger gets a little weird and my post alignment gets messed up so I'll add it on my next post.

Take a look at my next post showing another way to use double sided paper.
Card Detail:

Stamp Set: Small Script, French Script
Paper: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Bliss Blue
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bliss Blue
Accesories: Hodgepodge Hardware - Pewter, Organdy ribbon, Acetate, K&Company Classic Double Sided Designer Paper, 3 inch Square Giga Punch, Fiskar "Cloud" scissors
Until later. . .


Amy said...

Great idea! I really like that card and the idea! I may just have to do that!

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

This is brilliant Maria!

Regina Easter said...

wow this is such a beautiful regina

Terry Molineux said...

What a beautiful card and an asesome idea of using the DS paper..TFS

Sharon in NE said...

Maria, you have such talent! You are so creative and have such an eye for detail!

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