Experimenting with Ephemera

Hello. I have a card to share today completely out of my own comfort zone. I have lots of patterned paper, and lots of ephemera which I really struggle to use. I decided to gird my loins and give it a go:

I started by finding a 6 inch paper pad and then looked for the ephemera and other die cuts which would match the colours of the pad. My first decision was how to use 6 inch paper on a 5 x 7 inch card – so I looked through some sketch ideas on Pinterest and went with what you see – top and bottom strips with a middle coordinating strip of paper.

I saw the main image, cut that out of the corner of the paper, added a pinkish harlequin layer behind and adhered with 3D foam.

Then onto the flowers and leaves, playing around a little – not covering the main image too much – and stuck down with foam or glue, depending on the layering.

Something was missing from the top corner, so I had a another look through my stash and found this bird – perfick! (Love this little word from Darling Buds of May – back in the day!)

So there we are – experimenting and layering – the outcome………

I think the best tip for me is having the elements share the same colours and tones – but when I get more practice, I am sure you can change things to match using inks etc – for me a more advanced experiment!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Beyond The Blue flowers

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge anything goes – option cute animals

Arty Divas anything goes

TTCRDanything goes

Cards Galoreanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

4 thoughts on “Experimenting with Ephemera

  1. Very pretty card. Lovely design.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Through the Craft Room door. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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