I have just learned that wordpress decided I was spam!!
Of course, they didn't tell me so I've been happily leaving comments,
and if you are a wordpress blog, they sit in your spam folder for awhile
and then disappear. All is fixed for me now - so if you don't think
you've heard from me in awhile - I've been trying!
I made a birthday card for design team friend and I had to mail it to Canada. I mailed it ten days ago so I am hoping it is safe to show today!
I like making cards for other cardmakers. Within my own crafting limits, I try to honor their style. This particular card is for the wonderful Marisa Ritzen from Rosemary Reflections. (Her birthday was yesterday - I forgot to post!) Marisa is the queen at using patterned paper. She uses a variety of patterns and multiple layers, but it never looks over-the-top. Her work is absolutely lovely.
I am not great at patterned paper - but I thought that I could surely add some as strips and as balloons!! I picked a paper pad that had more muted colors (Marisa seems to lean toward muted and natural) and I added one bold black and white pattern (she's good at that too!)
I couldn't find the 6x6 paper pad that I used at any of my favorite online stores - it's We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard. I did find and link some 12x12s that could do the job.