Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 3: Online Class Pattern Play

This is my second post today.

It is the third day of the Pattern Play class at Online Card Classes.  Today the incredible designers took bold prints and made them work!!  There were multiple tips and ideas - but I was particularly taken with the simple idea of cutting the pattern into strips - it seems to "cut-up" the pattern enough that it works on a card.

You Made My Day dsp

How quick and easy is this?!

When Kristina was showing this technique, she also advised that we keep the embellishments, image and sentiments to a minimum - let the paper shine!  I love this bold sentiment and I just added a simple button.    She also studied her paper carefully to pick out the perfect part of it for her card.  You can bet I measured and worked very hard to make sure that little heart showed up on a strip!

One of the other techniques today was to use a bold paper as an embellishment.  The bold patterns on the 6x6 pads are perfect for little pennants - and that's how I have been using them already.  However, it would take a dozen lifetimes to use up all my patterned papers by just cutting little pennants, so I went with the "bigger" technique today.
I pulled this paper from a pad that I just picked up at Michaels.  It's a fun pad that has shaped borders right on the page - it made this card REALLY easy!!  It's the Chickadee Stack by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV).
You Made My Day Paper Pix
  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates
  • Paper: DCWV Chickadee Stack
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso
  • Accessories: misc button and white twine


snappy scrappy said...

I love this one!!! Lee-Ann :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic card, Kims! I have just enjoyed going back over your posts and staring wide-eyed, as usual, at your creations!! You are rocking the PP class, which I have yet to start. I'll be doing homework next week when everyone else has moved on, lol!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim your card is fabulous again, you are definitely rocking it at the top of the class this week. I am enjoying your interpretations everyday. I should have never sat at the back of the class, I am falling behind. LOL

cm said...

Hi Kim,
Thank you for posting (a second time...yayyy!) on my blog; hopefully I've corrected the 'hidden profile' issue for that site. Yeesh - for all the various technologies I play around with, my 'learning' appears to be a mile wide and an inch deep!
Your card here, and the others you've shared as your Pattern Play assignments are AWESOME!
Do you think it's too late to join in? DO you have to play at a certain time during the day, or can the 'lessons' be accessed at other times? I have soooo much patterned paper that I stare at (lovingly!), but have no clue how to maximize their 'charm.' I should have signed up earlier; again, I'll blame my 'new comer' status on my 'not-sure-ed-ness'...
Hope you're having a wonderful day, practicing your new techniques to accentuate the beauty of patterns!!

Suze Bain said...

Oh yes, I love this. Fabulous paper. Xx

maria f. said...

"particularly taken with" - my sentiments exactly. Great card. And "a dozen lifetimes"... totally with ya on that one too ;)

Aileen said...

So pretty. Love the bold design cut into strips. x

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card Kim! I too thought this was an amazingly easy way to make the paper shine without it being to overwhelming. I love the sentiment you chose!

Carol Perry said...

Kim, love your card you made for PP. Love that paper you used.

Renee said...

This is absolutely adorable!! What cute paper! This is a perfect card with the button and scallops underneath.