Round Cards & Mondo Flowers: The Sakura

Round cards! I found round cards and I am in love; especially when matched with a beautiful, bold floral stamp like the Essentials by Ellen: Mondo Sakura. I've never created a round card front before so it took me a couple practice "rounds" on scratch paper to get the feel of the new design shape.

Floral Round Card in 10 Steps 
Step 1: Find Round Card Bases! Thank you Paper Source!
Step 2: Stamp first Sakura impression. Mask. Stamp Second Sakura impression. Mask. Stamp Third Sakura impression.
Step 3: Color with Copics, Color Pencil and Gold Pen.
Step 4: Create a big oops with your Copics (not a required step).
Step 5: Stamp Fourth impression on separate card stock, color--again---Fussy Cut---add some foam tape and place over the "oops!" and smile at the added pop to the card.
Step 6: Stamp sentiment.
Step 7: Die Cut "beautiful" from the Mondo Sakura matching die set.
Step 8: Add some little dots and sparkly jewels in "just the right---let's hope this works" places.
Step 9: Glue another round card base to the back to hide the Copic bleed through.
Step 10: Stand back from the craft table---add a few more dots--and Smile 😀

Big Paper Hugs!

Background Splash Card: Birthday!

Here’s a “tiny” tidbit...I love all those extra, coordinating small/tiny images on stamp sets. They are my go-to card making tool to create one of my favorite types of card designs that I like to call: Background Splash Cards. Throw in a sentiment and maybe some die cuts and a Background Splash Card is complete. The tiny/small images from the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware by Julie Ebersole & Celebration Lady by Brandi Kincaid helped create two fun Birthday Cards to add to my stash. 

Background Splash Card in 7 Fun Steps:
Step 1: Pick background splash theme: BIRTHDAY!
Step 2: Find tiny images: Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware  and Celebration Lady.
Step 3: Die cut Happy and stamp on a birthday sentiment.
Step 4: Randomly stamp "tiny" images on card front (I try to stamp at least three of the same image to the card in a triangular pattern— and if that doesn’t happen I just wing it and hope for the best).
Step 5: Color in images with random selection of Copics—for me that’s the best part. Add little dots and confetti for some POP!
Step 6: Add pattern paper to the back of the die cut image for more POP!
Step 7: Adhere card front to card base. Stand back and Smile 😀

Big Paper Hugs! 

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Hello Paper Crafting Friends! Welcome to the Pops of Paper Blog! Its been a blast discovering my love of paper and stamping on Instagram @popsofpaper. I hope this blog is a little spot to stop and celebrate the joys that pops of paper can bring. 

Big Paper Hugs—Emily.