Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Pattern Play Day 3
Today's class was about ways to use those bold prints that you just had to have and then didn't know how to use them. I've used this technique before and was going to link the cards up but couldn't find them in my list. I'm afraid to say I have a large number of these papers that I bought in a Recollections "great value" stack. I guess it wasn't such a great value since I hardly even use any of them. Oh the mistakes you make when you first start card making.
Here's my card for today. I have someone in mind to send it to.
I cut the flowered paper into strips and attached them to a card stock that was near the background color. I used a coordinating paper for the shadow around the sentiment that is hand cut. (I NEED to get one of those banner dies.) The sentiment is stamped with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the same ink was used to antique the edges to make it stand out - an idea from an earlier lesson.
I do have a little hint to pass along that I used, which comes from my quilting experience. I have a 4.25 by 5.5 piece of transparency that I use to audition the sections of large prints that I want to use. I just move it around the paper until I like what will show on the front of the card.
Now that I look at this card, I probably could have used the paper whole instead of cutting it into strips but that wasn't the lesson now, was it? For some reason, when I see my cards on the screen I can think of better ways to do them. When I have more time, I'm going to try paper piecing some of these large flowers - also from an earlier lesson.
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