Simple Patterned Paper Layering // Hero Arts

Today I'm sharing a simple card that looks pretty busy, and lets the patterned paper take the spotlight.

I used the popular Happy Stamp and Die cut set, and backed it with some gorgeous patterned paper from Crate Paper.
To help the paper shine, but make sure the die cut could stand out, I used two pieces of vellum to layer behind the die cut and heat embossed sentiment. If you have a thicker vellum, you could just use one layer, but this vellum was rather thin, so I used two layers to make sure it "clouded" out part of the patterned paper enough.

I liked the not perfectly embossed "anniversary" when I made this card (i.e., I was too lazy to do it over), but now I'm starting to rethink that...

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book
Stamp: Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Die cut set
Ink: Versamark
Other: vellum (Darice), embossing powder (Hampton)

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Die Cut die, sewing machine 


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