Hi everyone! How are you today?
Remember the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 class that I took a while back and enjoyed so much? Well, I had such a good time with it that I decided to sign up for another Online Card Class – this time one focussing on the use of patterned paper. Pattern Play has only just begun and it’s already looking like so much fun! There’s still time to sign up if you want!
So, anyway. Day 1 was all about basic tips for combining different patterned papers. Our ‘homework’ was to put these tips into action and create a card that used the theory we’d been taught. Here’s what I came up with:
What do you think? I don’t think I’ve ever used so many different patterned papers on a card before! Hopefully I got the balance just right – I *think* I did!
I started with some papers from the 5th & Frolic and Everyday Eclectic collections (I *do* own more patterned papers than these, lol, but I’m just diggin’ them a lot lately!). After pushing some paper round my desk for a little while, I decided to combine the three that you see here.
I used my bold pattern as my main paper – good decision or not? Certainly risky! I ‘tamed’ the busy-feel of having too many papers by creating some negative space by die cutting out a heart from the main pamel using my Concentric Hearts die. I die cut my neutral paper using the same die and added one of the smaller hearts into the negative space to add some interest. The main paper was adhered to my Stamper’s Select White card base using Pinflair Glue Gel, and the smaller die cut with Glossy Accents. I stamped the ‘There’ sentiment from Wonderful Words: Hello onto the panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I die cut the ‘Hello’ word from one of my small patterns using the Wonderful Words: Hello die. I also die cut it from coaster board and adhered the two together. I ran a Copic marker round the edges to tie the colours together and to add a little definition before adhering to my card using Pinflair, and finally added a few clear sequins for subtle embellishment. Mixing patterns, negative space, dimension… I think I packed in a lot of the tips into one card!
Well, I am all set for Day 2 to commence! I would love to hear what you think of this little card though, so please do leave some love if you’re feelin’ it! Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!