I really wanted to make a blue and brown card for a baby shower I'm going to this weekend. I didn't find the right color blue until I remembered that GIANT Rubbermaid tub full of vintage D.O.T.S paper! How could I have forgotten that??
There was a pretty/bright blue called Robin Egg Blue (of course!). I loved the little checkered paper in that pack and well, here's what resulted.
Here's what I did to the inside:
I will probably do this again using Heavenly Blue now that I found a whole package of that too!
The brown/blue scallop is raised, then the white scallop is raised again. I embossed the blue background, and tried a technique I saw on a blog this morning. You run the embossed paper through again, and basically flatten the first embossing. Gives a wonderful texture, but softens the original embossing! I really liked the effect. The two brown strips of cardstock were embossed with dotted swiss.
Thanks for looking!