Hello everyone! Have any of you tried using Creative Impressions Cork Paper with your cards or mixed media projects? I decided to do this recently and thought I would share the results with you!
First, I decided to stamp directly onto the cork paper. I wasn't at all sure how the image would turn out, but I was quite happy with the results. I used Ranger black archival ink and B-Line Design's Buffalo Bill Cody stamp.
I stamped Annie Oakley onto the cork paper. The detail showed up really well! I carefully tore around the edges of the image and adhered to multiple card stock and patterned paper panels. To really make the card stand out, I used Creative Impressions Natural Thin Twine wrapped around the first panel, an Antique Copper Primitive Star brad and a piece of the Happy Trails Twill to finish it up!
Now I decided to try using the cork paper as a card layer. I certainly wasn't disappointed! I stamped the Buffalo Bill Cody stamp I previously stamped directly onto the cork paper on a piece of scrap cream card stock this time and colored the image with Distress inks. The cork paper was carefully torn around the edges and became a layer. Love the look!
To finish the card, I stamped a B Line Designs small Rustic Star onto the cork paper and cut it out with scissors. I punched a hole through the center of the star and adhered a Creative Impressions Large Copper Round, going through the image and red card stock layer as well. To finish, I adhered 3 small Copper Mini Rounds to the red card stock and adhered the panel to the cork layer previously adhered to a blue card stock panel, patterned paper and finally a cream card. Here is a close-up of the star.
Hope you have enjoyed these samples! Head on over to www.creativeimpressions.com to purchase some of this fabulous paper - then have fun creating your own cards and mixed media pieces!