Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Playing with Patterned Paper

Hello all!

I have a little card to share with you.  I just participated in one of the great classes over at Online Card Classes  called Pattern Play.

I was inspired to create this card from a layout that was demonstrated by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. Here is my version.

There are so many things I like about this card.  The panel with a window is something I have tried before, but this version is a bit different, especially with including the border strip.  Everything is up on foam adhesive, and I love how that accentuates the elements.
I challenged myself to use a pattern that I wouldn't normally go to.  I liked this floral, but had passed it over several times before. The green and white polka makes a good border and I looked for something to use as the central element.  I remembered I had all of my Jenni Bowlin butterfly stickers (can you believe it?) and they just happen to be the same shade of yellow as the flowers in the paper and the pattern is subtle, and almost reads as a solid. The addition of the sentiment with Barn Door red ink completed the look.  I like that it is fun, and its also a clean look.

I made this card for my Aunt Carla for her birthday and I think these colors remind me of her.  I hope she likes it!  I was amazed at how out of practice I was in making cards.  It seemed to take me forever, mainly because I look through all of my papers and embellishments.  My hoarding came in handy but also slowed my pace.  I do know this - I had fun getting back into my craft space and spending some time doing something that gives me so much enjoyment. 

Card supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts "Birthday Wishes"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Barn Door
Paper: Pebbles - Seen & Noted
Other: Jenni Bowlin Butterfly, Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders
That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cute, love the patterned paper you chose and the layout is fabulous!

  2. Love the green. Pattern paper you make the cutest cards

  3. Vibrant and pretty card, Julie! The pattern paper you used is lovely together.