Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Through The Lens Patterned Cardstock

Have you seen Els van de Burgt Studio collection of beautiful 6"x6"  patterned paper packs?  These paper packs are called Through The Lens.  Els has been taking pictures, for a long time, getting close up detail of Wood, Stone, and Metal.  Each pack has 48 sheets, single-side prints on 80 lb cardstock; each includes 16 different designs, 3 sheets of each.  These new papers can be used for card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, art journals and many other craft projects.  Today I have designed a card using one of the sheets from the Through the Lens WOOD series.

Through the Lens - Wood

The above picture give you a preview of the beautiful wood patterns.

My card is 6x6 inches square.  I created a white frame to go around the outside edge.  Before attaching the white frame, I created (my version) of wisteria flowers, using Susan's Garden Geranium dies. 

 Susan's Garden - Geranium

 I used both petal dies from this set  to create a lot of petals.  The petals were die cut using lavender card stock then Susan's Garden dark purple PanPastel used to shade both the front and back middle of each die cut.  The two larger petals were shaped with the medium ball stylus from Susan's Tool Kit cupping them up.  The smaller petal at the bottom was shaped (cupped) up on the opposite side so that petal curled down, when turned over.  The two larger petals were curled inward, using Susan's tweezers.  If curled tightly, they will hold their shape.  Once all the petals were shaped, they were glued to a  card stock put cone shaped backing, tucking each set of petals together to form a cluster.  

The Leafy Branch die was used to die cut many branches for the "wisteria" vine across the top of the card.  The frame was attached over the green leaves then the flowers attached with dimensional glue dots.  Additional leaves were added around the flowers.

The A Way With Words - Hello was die cut using white 100 lb Soft Cardstock, and attached below the wisteria.  Four white corners from Karen's Oval Landscape Accordion die set were die cut and attached to each corner.  El's Small Butterfly was die cut using two shades of purple card stock and attached in the lower corner.

I hope you will go to this link to check out the other Through the Lens Patterned Cardstock and all the new 12 x 12 inch, Soft Finish Cardstock, that is now available in 36 fabulous colors.  

Links to products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs:



Olga Jewell said...

now that is just breathtaking!!!!

Mary Prasad said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I also love the new Through the Lens papers!

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOu can create such stunning work with flowers Selma
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This is just amazing! Your flowers are so life like and totally make me happy! You remain the queen of flowers my friend!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, What a lovely card and that paper is wonderful too.

Martie Rollin said...

Such a beautiful card! I can just see this fence and flowers in someone's yard. I'll be taking a closer look at that paper collection. thanks for all the product links. Much appreciated!

Eva Van Buuren said...

Wow Selma, this is MARVELOUS!!!
Your gorgeous flowers against the great background design paper!!
A real piece of Art!!
I love every detail on this card.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Eva.

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,

This is GORGEOUS!!! Wouldn’t it be wild to be able to tuck a very tiny piece of cotton or some other material with a wee bit of wisteria essential oil in under those blossoms? I often thought of doing that with my paper roses I make. I look forward to your postings every day or so.

Have a wonderful Resurrection Day!

Late Blooming said...

Oh my... one of my favorite flowers. beautiful.


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