Pretty in pink

I’ve been playing with pretty paper again and have the Foiled Fox to thank for this lovely Alexandra Renke design. Make sure you pop over to the Foiled Fox blog where I’m sharing my process in making today’s cards. I believe I said it last time I worked with AR papers, the colours and patterns are so lovely I really don’t want to add much over the top.

For both cards I covered the whole front with AR ‘Autumn Plant Rose’ paper. The delicate floral design covers most of the paper so I didn’t want to add too much that would clash with the paper. I chose instead to die-cut cream flowers and birds as focal images, keeping them cream coloured and stacked made them stand out from the background pattern. The tall flower die is from Penny Black and is called ‘shall we dance’. I like the way the long thin stems mimic the thin lines of the paper’s design.

Adding the same die cut on the inside of the card was a must and simple to do after first adding stick it adhesive to the back of the patterned paper.

I used the same design idea and stacked three bird die-cuts for the second card and added a single patterned die-cut on the inside of the card. The die is called ‘the sweetest song’ and is another PB one.

I debated whether or not to add any sentiments and ended up deciding on one with and one without.

I will be doing more with this lovely paper and a pink abstract paper also by AR. I’ve linked the papers and supplies below and look forward to sharing more designs with you soon. Make sure you click over to the Foiled Fox and check out all the Alexandra Renke papers.


7 Comments on “Pretty in pink”

  1. Edna Burgess says:

    Love this card. Boy, such beauty from a piece of paper and a few dies.

  2. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous cars, I love the diecuts on the beautiful paper background!

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love how you’ve used this pretty paper and carried that paper to the inside! Two gorgeous, quick and easy cards, Heather!

  4. patricia rowe says:

    Amazing on what can be done with patterned paper. I have no vision like you do and always appreciate your instructions, your fine details and your creativity. I get so inspired by your work. It makes my life less stressful because I can pick up my stamps, get my watercolors or inks out, turn on your site, and get to work to create the most awesome cards.
    Thank you for all you do.
    Tish ?Rowe

  5. Pat says:

    This paper is gorgeous Heather and I can see why you didn’t wish to cover it up too much, and the pretty die cut flowers on the first, and the sweet little die cut birds on the second both go beautifully. x

  6. Regine Karpel says:

    Beautiful. I love it.

  7. Laura Condon says:

    Very pretty if you have a chance please view my blogs and website. Also on etsy at Thank you

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