Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 2: Online Class Pattern Play

This is my second post today.

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Today's class at Online Card Classes included a number of fun techniques to do with patterned paper.  The first technique involved emboss resist on patterned paper and was truly lovely.  I played a little bit with it but could not come up with anything that fit my more clean style.  I'm going keep playing with it and sometime in the near future - I'll get something to work!  The second technique was stamping stripes of color on patterned paper to highlight a die cut sentiment - really fun!  I played a little bit with this but after wasting a few sheets of patterned paper with a bad color choice or a bad stamped image - I decided to take a deep breath and try again later.

My personal lesson for the day - even with fabulous designers giving tons of tips and techniques - it still takes practice!!

So I retreated to the third technique - paper piecing with patterned paper.

I am fairly proud of myself - because my card has five different patterns - that's definitely a record for me!

I also kept in mind many of the techniques that we learned on Day 1 - in this case, separating patterns with a "blah" pattern.  Consequently, I think my card looks more like a Day 1 card than any of the techniques today!!

Wonderful Day

I like these classes almost more for all of the side techniques.  This card includes some edging using a T1 and T3 Copic marker.  It is pop-dotted.  And I used twine again!!  I also added that little raspberry dot by the sentiment.  I didn't use the technique that we learned today - but just watching somebody create their own embellies really opened my eyes to the idea of making something instead of spending way too much time digging through my stash looking for the perfect match.  (I know - the little dot is really nothing special - it looks like a colored gem - just let me be proud of myself anyway!!)
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Like Your Style (flower), Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion 1 (sentiment)
  • Paper: MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Accessories: Glossy accents and glitter, twine


  1. Another great job today Kim, fantastic papers.

  2. Lovely card Kim. I too struggled with the emboss resist and also the stamping over the masking. It just wasn't working right for me. UGH! I did stamp on DSP though. I will be posting soon. :)

  3. I love it...patterned papers are always my fav!! I couldn't make a CAS card to save my life...I just don't know when to stop.

  4. Oh! This card is amazing. Love how you've layered the flower with different patterned papers.

  5. Beautiful card! I can see the technique you tried on the yellow paper. LOVE the layered flowers and the "blah" paper. The Copics around the edges make a big difference.

  6. THis is a great card. I love the pieced flower. Well, I love everything about it!

  7. I love your card, and how you incorporated so many of the different concepts into it, while remaining true to your own style. Hats off to you for that, and for using 4 different patterned papers. I am only halfway through the videos, so don't know what I will end up creating--can only hope it is half as nice as yours.

  8. Five patterns and simply lovely!! I love your raspberry dot...it is cool to "make-your-own"!! Hard for me to believe you could possibly use so much patterned paper and it still look so clean and simple...wonderful, Kim:)!!

  9. Beautiful job on this one, Kim! Love your choice of patterns.

  10. As soon as I saw "Kim" in the list of featured cards over at Pattern Play I knew this was your card! Just FAB Kim, LOVE it :)

  11. Hi Kim
    Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx


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