|Girl's weekend in Chicago, 2014|
I have learned many things from Stacey and from Stacey's cards. She introduced me to hemp twine - she even showed me how to twirl it around fingers to get a multiple bow. She got me hooked on sequins. The one thing she hasn't quite taught me is the use of patterned paper. Patterned paper scares me - at least if I'm supposed to use more than one simple pattern. Stacey can add multiple and very varied patterns to her cards and it looks fabulous. I can buy the same papers, try to make a card with her sample card right in front of me - and I still can't make it look right!
For my birthday card to Stacey - I used twine and sequins, and I did challenge myself to use multiple patterns - three patterned papers and one big striped stamp.