I have a card for this week's Make it Monday #108: Inked Backgrounds. I used a mixture of PTI blue and green inks and the World Map and Destinations stamps. The card seemed kind of manly, so I used a Fillable Frame sentiment to make it a Father's Day card, and I just hope I can find it in a couple of months.
The next 3 cards use a variety of the techniques and principles taught in the Pattern Play class. Betsy Veldman did a video on Day 5 which inspired me to pull out my stash of 12X12 papers to see if there were any there I could cut up for a card.
This first card uses some paper I think I bought a Target a while ago. It was a package of several color coordinated sheets that I bought because I loved the colors and designs, but then could never figure out how to use them on a card. I took one pattern, cut it into uneven strips and then flipped every other strip upside down. I fussy cut some leaves out of a coordinating piece from that same pack. The paper is very flimsy, so I adhered the cut leaves to some Vintage Cream paper and cut again, this time leaving a border. I used the same Father's Day sentiment from the first card (benefit of not cleaning up).
The next two cards use the same piece of patterned paper--it's got a super busy and bright pattern that had intimidated me--until now. I used the Everyday Photo Finishers and experimented with two different layouts. I did not cut this paper into strips, since there were sort of strips already in the pattern. The back of this paper says Anna Griffen, and it is probably from either Michaels or Joann's.
Here they are together. I think I prefer the card on the left. Like that bow? Doesn't it actually look like a bow? I used my Bow Easy again, and I don't think I'll ever tie another bow without it.
That's it for me today. I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the PTI blog hop. Do you have your sequins ready?
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