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Arnold Grummer Collaboration Part 2

Hello! Today I have 2 more cards to share for the Stampendous and Arnold Grummer Collaboration. Those 2 wonderful companies are having a 2 week long blog hop in honor of  Earth Day. Here is my first card.
I had originally made 4 sheets of handmade paper, and I used 3 of them on this card. The heart, it's shadow and the wings are all handmade paper. I think they make a lovely combination. I used the Wings Die Set from Stampendous for this.
For my background, I used an older leaf and vine stencil, which was also from Stampendous, along with Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse. I decided that the card needed a bit more green, so I inked the edges of my background with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. Last, I added a simple silver embossed sentiment on vellum from the Brushed Wishes stamp set.
I love that even though these handmade papers are very different, they worked really well together. I especially love the wings, which I added some of Stampendous' Twinkle Glitter to while I was making it. I really love the softness of this card.
I love that sheet of paper so much, in fact, that I used it on this card as well. You can see the bits of rainbow holographic glitter. It reflects light so beautifully. On top of that piece, I added the Laurel Burch Celestial stamp, which I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.
For my card base, I inked it up completely with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and I was careful to not make it very smooth. I wanted more of a cloudy effect.
For some additional sparkle, I adhered some Diamond Sparkle Blends to the right side of the card. This really helps the Twinkle Glitter in my handmade paper stand out.
This card is so different from the previous one, even though the same paper was used. I love that you can get such versatility out of your paper. Even when this hop is over, I will definitely still be making paper....my daughter (and my son!) certainly want to experiment more. I'd like to thank Arnold Grummer for sending me a full paper making kit. I have had an absolute wonderful time playing, and I look forward to sharing more projects with my handmade paper. If you'd like to see more projects from this collaboration, please visit the Stampendous Blog, as well as the Arnold Grummer Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Lori said…
Oh My! Amazing! Both card are truly unique and special. I was curious how the handmade paper would be to die cut on. I love the clean edges. Thanks for sharing!
Amy Martin said…
Beautiful cards!!
trufflesisbest said…
I love the first card. It's something special.
karenajo said…
Amazing cards! The papers you created are wonderful - love the added glitter etc. and the fact that you die cut elements from the papers. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Denise Bryant said…
Love the wings and heart! Awesome details! And your Celestial card is just beautiful! Fabulous colors!
Lori Kobular said…
Two gorgeous cards! I am really loving the handmade papers and I have to get a chance to make some of my own! It really looks wonderful on both of your cards!
Sue D said…
Beautiful cards you made with your handmade paper.
Anonymous said…
Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com
Mary Holshouser said…
As you said, the cards are
so different but the
handmade paper fits in
perfectly with either.
Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing
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sharon g said…
The sun and moon card looks very cool with your deep colors!

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