Monday, May 24, 2010

Discovering Origami Paper

Happy Monday!

I went to Micheal's on Saturday and while browsing around, I happened to see this gorgeous little pack of Origami Paper. I fell in love right away and knew I had to bring them home! Now, I realize that this is old stuff for some of you, and I've seen projects with these papers too, but have never actually seen them close up, or had the chance to feel the texture. They are so soft and beautiful! Here's the pack:



And another photo of some of these gorgeous papers:



I had a difficult time making this card! I had the idea of the design I wanted, but had such a hard time cutting into the paper! I also do not have any swirly leaf stamps, so I had to hand draw the stem. (Not done very well.) I added the leaves and small flowers from the Hero Arts Real Flowers Clear Set and couldn't resist adding some Diamond Stickles to the leaves. The sentiment is also Hero Arts.



I work tonight, then 4 more days of working until my time off! Not going anywhere, just staying home. My favorite kind of vacation! I hope everyone has a good start to the week!

Give someone an unexpected compliment today and see the smile it puts on their face! :)

12 comments:

Joy said...

Looks like such yummy paper Barb, cannot wait to see what you make with it.

Anne in said...

Barb you are not the only one that has never played with the oragami paper- I see it is so pretty!! I love your card design and your hand drawn leaf is fabulous! I may have to pick up some of that paper next time I pop into Michael's!

Debbie said...

Hi Barb, it's my first visit and I really enjoyed it. Your cards are great and Murphy looks so sweet. Have a great day!

Deirdre said...

Barb, just LOVE your card and love the papers. I love the colours and texture of origami papers too... know how difficult it is to cut them up! LOL!

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog earlier. Had a fab weekend. Enjoy your week.

Jenny said...

Soo pretty Barb... love it!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Kathy said...

oh, what a beautiful card. I love the mosaic of tiles with the flower stem and butterflies, it's all just soooo pretty

Lin said...

I love your design, Barb! I've seen those papers, but never have worked with them.....they are lovely!

Nat said...

beautiful paper Barb, such a nice selection. I will have to look out for this pack next time I am at Michaels. Your card is awesome, just beautiful! :)

Tiffany said...

This is really gorgeous! I really like how the curve of the flower leaves are behind the origami paper!! I love working with origami paper and experimenting w/it...have a stash in my cupboard, you've inspired me to take it out again!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Love your hand drawn stem...it's perfect!

Dawn said...

Your papers look scrummy Barb... no wonder you didn't want to cut them. Just as well you did as your card is delightful. Love it!!!

78thistles said...

lovely card, barb! those origami papers are beautiful.