Monday, March 10, 2014

INKLING: Ephemera, Origami & Rice Paper {fusion}

Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comIf you’re a scrapbooker or paper crafter, you probably know what ephemera is. They’re bits of paper typically used in paper crafting. The actual definition is: things that are important or useful for only a short time: items that were not meant to have lasting value:  paper items (as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles. I love these pretty little bits of book pages and other tidbits.

Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comI recently was sent a package of wonderful ephemera from Pink Flamingo Ephemera. This yummy package was in my mailbox. Don’t you love snail mail. And when it has pretty postage and that wonderful “par avion” sticker I can barely contain myself.

Laura, the owner of Pink Flamingo Ephemera runs a handcraft business making greeting cards, decoration and gifts using vintage paper ephemera and has recently starting selling vintage ephemera packs.

 Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comAre the illustrations wonderful? I couldn’t wait to make something.

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Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comI love those layered altered projects but the problem is I have no idea how to achieve that look. My layered projects tend to look like a kid’s collage.

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I decided to go unconventional and use the vintage ephemera with rice paper and origami paper and keep things simple which is more my style.

Ephemera Cards via homework  | carolynshomework.comI carefully cut out some of the graphics – the crab apples and toad stools.

Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comThe white card is a folded piece of rice paper. The gold paper is a sheet of origami paper. I love the vintage toad stools against the embellished gold.

Ephemera Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comThe second card uses the same rice paper and origami paper with the crab apple graphics.

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Thank you so much to Pink Flamingo Ephemera for supplying me with the beautiful ephemera. If you are a lover of ephemera, please visit Pink Flamingo Ephemera.


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1 comment :

  1. It's lovely to see what you've created with the paper I sent you Carolyn. I love the way you've picked out the colours in the pictures to match your backing papers, they look really elegant together!


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