Browsing around the "shop windows" of my fave online craft shops the other day I happened upon (as you do) some rather irresistible sei papers in the Craftz Boutique. A bit pricy, but they were too delicious to resist.
So gorgeous that I didn't even want to keep them and stroke them for too long either - I just wanted to use them :-O - I know! I shocked myself too!
The first cards I made were sent off before I remembered about taking photos, but yesterday I was using them again and this time I did some pics. Now these papers are not only gloriously rich in colour and pattern, but they are made extra special because some are textured, some foiled and some have flocking on them - all very touchy feely! Unfortunately, mpst of that doesn't come over on a photo, but if you look carefully at the one above you can see some of the foil glinting in the light of the studio lamps.
The swirly patterned paper on the card above is actually part of a sheet which is shaped - I'm saving the shaped bits to use on something else (just don't know what, yet!)
They may be a tad expensive, but you can make a LOT of cards as you don't need much to get the effect . That is my excuse. I will hear no arguments, ok? Fingers in my ears la la la la la. I can't hear you....
I thought I'd have a change from squares and use rectangles instead - I'm pleased I did, I like the way you see more of the gorgeous striped, foiled papers on the rectangles. The mustardy-brown background paper has a lovely texture too, as does the teal/dark blue one I've used on a couple of the cards
The really creamy bits on the cards are generally the flocked bits of the papers, one has a lovely leaf design - I'll use the whole leaf designs on other stuff, I've just been punching and cutting bits from around the edges to make these cards.
Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that apart from lovely papers, I can't resist lovely flowers either. Along with the papers, into my basket fell three tubes of Prima Artful flowers.
Well, I couldn't decide which one to buy, could I? And it was cold. And it was ages since I'd bought anything. Well, except the cropadile Big Bite I got the other week - but that doesn't count because it's a tool. And the BG Indian Summer collection I bought at the same time - that doesn't count either because that was stocking up on colours I needed.
As it happened, the pinks, blues and greys of one of the Artful sets matched beautifully with the papers, so it was obviously meant to be ;-).
Well, that's it for today, off now to craft some more. Catch up with you again soon