I am so into Damask right now. I am drawn to the pattern and I am not sure why. Maybe because it is so orderly and my craft room is not! I am trying to get back into scrapbooking for Colin's Senior year. I actually have been working on a 7 Gypsies Library Drawer. I am making 6x6 pages to go in the drawer, HERE . It is coming along nicely but I am a messy scrapbooker! I am not a neat cardmaker but I use fewer supplies so I am not as immersed in embellishments and all of the pictures! So back to damask, I LOVE it. The top 3 pictures are all of the same card. It was made with scraps pieced on 4x5 3/8 brown cardstock. That was adhered to a 4 1/4x5 1/2 piece of cardstock after a hand dyed length of seam binding was tied into a bow near the middle of the panel. Have I told you about my card bases? I don't like to write on colored cardstock. Hallmark makes its cards on white cardstock! Why do card crafters use colored cardstock? I buy the white Georgia Pacific cardstock at WalMart. It is a ream of 150 sheets for around $6. I take it to Kinko's and get it cut. They have guillotine cutters that are accurate and give clean cuts. They charge $1.50 per cut. I get 3 sizes cut; 4 1/4x5 1/2, 4 1/4x11 & 7x10. That is $6+tax. I usually take 2 packages of paper, 300 sheets & divide it in 1/3's. There is no way I can cut that much paper effectively at home. The wear and tear on my blade not to mention inaccurate cuts and that time I save is unbelievable! I am really passionate about that topic so sorry for the lecture! I used the 2 larger PTI butterfly dies and the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Michael's Recollections pearls were adhered to the butterfly stack and a aqua button was threaded to the knot of the bow. The bottom card is a 4 1/4 side fold (4 1/4x11"). The same elements with the addition of lace on the right side and PTI Doily Details die that was used to cut brown cardstock. A 1 3/4 punch was used to cut the aqua cardstock for the center of the doily. A brown PTI Tiny Tag was stamped with the sentiment.
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