Flying By To Say Hi

Hey everyone. Today I’m sharing a card I made a while back for a friend but never blogged about it. This was a technique that I learned from Kristina during the Pattern Play Online Card Class. The topic was on how to make the most of large patterns. This was an idea Kristina shared for her card which I really liked.

Here’s my card —

Flying By To Say Hi

I started this card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock as the base for the card. This is a standard size landscape card with the fold on top. For the patterned paper, I used a print with large butterflies from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty collection. I cut the paper to 4 x 5 1/4 and then further cut it into triangles. I adhered each piece with a small ¬†gap between them to give it a panel look. Then I cut a piece of clove card stock from Neenah into a 3/4 inch strip. I used the stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Flying By To Say Hi as the sentiment for the card with Versamark ink and the Martha Stewart white embossing powder. I also accented the strip and made a ribbon edge. I choose a butterfly die cut from the ColorBok Miso Pretty 12×12 collection and adhered that with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners.

1. Neenah Dessert Storm card stock
2. Neenah Creative Collection Clove card stock
3. ColorBok Miso Pretty patterned paper (butterfly paper and butterfly die cut)
4. Lawn Fawn’s Flying By To Say Hi (stamp (sentiment only)
5. VersaMark Ink
6. Martha Stewart white embossing powder

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading! ūüôā

Pattern Play Day 1 HW – Happy Birthday

PP_participantI decided to join an Online Card Class that deals with pattern paper. I love pattern paper and have too much but I really¬†don’t¬†know how to use it or make it work in my cards. So, I was really excited to be a part of this class.

For Day 1, Kristina and Jennifer talked about how they make pattern paper work for them. Kristina in particular, said she goes by this formula – Large/Medium+Small+Solid. And with that in mind, I came up with this card.

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I used 3 patterned papers from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty 12×12 pad. ¬†I chose three complementing patterns that I thought fit Kristina’s equation. I used a brown card base from The Paper Studio and to that, I adhered the 2 patterns on the card. Then I used the pattern paper that was considered as the “solid” one and stamped my sentiment on it using ColorBox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan. I used the Happy Birthday greeting from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments. I then accented the sentiment strip with one of the glitter¬†stickers¬†from Martha Stewart. To finish the card, I drew white dash lines and rounded my corners.