Friday, June 14, 2013

Mixing Pattern Papers

Thank you for stopping by today.  I've been a bit busy behind the scenes.  (that translates to me creating stuff that I can't share yet.)  and well, it has put a kink in my routine.
I am the sketch creator over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday this week.  And, I based my sketch on a card I had created several weeks ago.  I just didn't post it.  I'm kinda weird about posting photos of my grandkids on my blog, and the card has a photo of my oldest granddaughter at last years ballet recital.
Anyways, here is the sketch:

I think it's easy to work with.  But, maybe it's because I created it?  The circle can be changed to any shape.  Make it match your theme.  The rectangle can be a large stamped piece, or pattern paper.  You can add more to the sketch, too.  Maybe add a scallop trim border just under your ribbon/seam binding.

I just love mixing pattern papers.  I used paper from two different packages.  The houndstooth and the advertisement paper are both from the new Ectetera DSP and the white text on the black background is from the Modern Medley DSP.  I love how they work so wonderfully together.  I also used a new vanilla button.  I love this collection of buttons.
I matted the light blue pattern paper on very vanilla card stock.  I machine stitched around the whole piece.  I added crumb cake seam binding, and yes, added  multi-loop bow.
I matted the advertisement pattern paper onto a scrap piece of old olive cardstock.  The stacked circle is tucked under this piece.  I tied some linen thread through the button and adhered it to the text circle.
I inked the sentiment in basic black classic ink, and stamped right on the pattern paper.  This is a new hostess stamp set: express yourself.
Thank you for looking.  I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this week over @ SFF.  Remember, you can use whatever products you have on hand.  The design team uses Stampin' Up! products {smile}.

this card is available for purchase, in my Etsy shop, here

1 comment:

Robbie said...

Wow great job of mixing the patterns. Love your bow!