Friday, March 22, 2013

Online Card Class: Pattern Play

My mojo has been so "slowjo" lately that I jumped at the chance to register for the current Online Card Class called Pattern Play:

When I first starting making cards I was all about using layers upon layers of pattern paper and I would buy tons of 12 x 12 sheets of the stuff.  I mean it got so bad I would literally smuggle it into the house before my husband could see it - Hee!  Then I backed way off and it became more about the stamps.  I know there's got to be more of a happy medium somewhere :)

Although I'm a bit behind on my "homework" the tips I'm picking up in the classes are fantastic and are inspiring me to take a crack at using up that 8 foot pile of pattern papers languishing in my craft room.....

Even though I used 3 different pattern papers (4 if you count the design stamped on the tulip stems/leaves) in my eyes it feels balanced and it "works".  Of course some of you right now could be thinking I need to get my eyes examined!
Hmmmm....I do see where I could have centered my sentiment better on the dotted pattern paper. 
Supplies Used:  Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday (sentiment) and Envie Pattern stamps, Stampin' Up butterfly embosslit, Spellbinder oval nestabilities, Cricut Walk in My Garden cart (tulip die cut), Papertrey ink white cs, Pebbles Seen & Noted 6 x 6 paper pad, Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6 x 6 paper pad, W R Memory Keepers corner rounder, Creative Impressions twine, Ranger antique linen distress ink

I'm off to watch today's class videos and to hopefully make a card or two :)  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  We just can't seem to shake off winter here in the Northeast and I'm blaming that on my lack of mojo lately.  Too much time in the house = too much time to see what projects need to get done around the house = no time in the craft room :( 
P.S.  I am happy to report that some 13 year old wallpaper border (yikes!) was finally removed from the bathroom!