I can never get enough of Neenah's luscious signature Creative Collection papers.
For this card I used Texture Royal Compliments.
Tuscan Sun is actually one of the colors of the paper set, I also used Umber and Citron for the base. The front, intricate cut (the overlay) is from a different paper pack from Neenah Creative Collection: Royal Metallics in White Gold.
|Here you can see the texture and not textured surface of the inlaid flower like pieces. Also you can see how well these inlaid pieces fit the dark brown base.|
I would highly recommend using a good quality cardstock, like the ones mentioned; it is the only way of getting these very intricate cuts to look right and not messy.
|In real life, the White Gold Royal Metallic Cardstock has a gorgeous shine that tops this card elegantly. You will never want to use another metallic finish cardstock again. Look at how smooth the cuts are.|
Here are a few more artistic photos (can't help myself)