Several sheets of Kraft wrapping paper by Paperchase--exclusive to Borders apparently, as I haven't been able to find anymore. Needless to say I bought what they had (3 large sheets) for $1 each. Not too shabby, eh?
What's so cool about this Kraft paper is that it's got a debossed metallic butterfly & flower design on the front side, and the back side is a slick embossed design -- which lends itself to a lot of versatility when combined with inks & such.
So anyway, I put together a card with this paper as both the mat and the underlay on the butterfly wings (Fanciful Flight die cut by Tim Holtz). To pop up the butterfly I gently curled the wings and added glue dots to hold in place; foam squares added dimension to the body. I glued some fringe & black lace at the bottom, and adhered clear alpha stickers for the title, "Happy Dayz".
|Normally my mat would be in a complement pattern/color,|
but I liked thinking that the butterfly blended into its surroundings.
Most of the work was already done in this great Kraft paper find -- I can't imagine using it as wrapping paper now, though it's possible. =)
See ya soon...Lisa