Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pattern Play Day 3

 I'm having a great time in the Pattern Play class from Online Card Classes. Day 3 was all about using those hard-to-use patterned papers. There was great advice for using those bigger, busier patterns especially. Here's my first card for Day 3.

When I finished, I liked these two papers together so much that I decided to make another card with them. Here it is.

Details: stamps - Verve, Papertrey Ink; dies - Spellbinders, Papertrey Ink, various patterned papers

Pattern Play Day 1

I've been taking a class called Pattern Play from Online Card Classes. It's all about learning new tricks and tips for using patterned papers for cards. Since I feel compelled to buy all of the pretty papers that I find, I knew that the class would be worthwhile for me. And it has certainly exceeded my expectations! I've gotten so many great ideas, and have spent the week making lots of new cards. Of course, I waited until the last day to start photographing and uploading them, so there will be a flurry of posts all at once. I guess that's one way to end the long drought of posts here!

These cards were inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Day 1 tips. She showed four different ideas for using multiple patterns in the same card. Each of these four cards used slightly different treatments for the papers.

Details: stamps - Papertrey Ink, dies - Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, paper - Papertrey Ink, various patterned papers