Hi Everyone .... Lisa-Jane here today!
I really enjoyed using the Carta Bella Traditions collection kit. True to their word, the quality of the papers is amazing. Carta Bella papers have a lovely subtle texture and are slightly thicker than normal patterned papers. This collection is ideal if you are after something general to use for everyday, Christmas and Autumn rather than buying a specific themed collection. At first sight it might seem rather vintage but the mix of designs and gorgeous, rich colours enables you to get quite a different feel just by being selective with the patterns.
I had a couple of "Thank You" cards to make and I used this home decor project as inspiration for my butterfly card. I inked the edges on this one with Rusty Hinge distress ink to echo the Autumnal feel.
For my Dad's birthday card, I made a more traditional card in the true feel of the collection. I love the blue patterned paper - it is so hard to find "proper" blue scrapbook papers. The vintage car image is stamped and embossed and I some script ribbon finishes it off, complimenting the more traditional style.
There are some wonderful stickers on the sheet that comes in the collection pack and I loved this peacock sticker but I knew it wouldn't work on a scrapbook page for me. It was the perfect focal point for this card which has a completely different colour-way than the previous two cards. I used a border punch and some ribbon for texture and layered up the stickers on 3D foam dots. I inked the edges of the paper with Faded Jeans distress ink.
I'll be back soon to show you some scrapbook layouts with the same collection kit!
You can see more of Lisa-Jane's work on her blog: Inside My Head