Lots of good information in the first day of my Pattern Play class. And, I have used part of 3 sheets of paper, and a bit of a scrap, too. Not a big dent in my stash, but it is a start.
We were advised on how to select papers to work together, and I picked three from Basic Grey Out of Print collection. One sheet is bold, one has a smallish pattern, and one is monochromatic (I think)--or in Amber's categories--bold, basic and blah. Here are the papers I chose.
We were advised to start with a sketch, so as not to cut and waste too much paper. I browsed through the Retro Sketches archives and picked RS #19.
I wanted that middle panel to stand out a bit, so I used this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge of chipboard, and cut a piece of a box the same size as the panel. At the last moment, I decided to stamp the word 'PARTY' again on a little scrap from that same paper collection, and popped it up. I hope that I did not violate any class rules by using a 4th pattern. It looked festive to me, so I'm going with it.
Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with more cards using patterned paper.
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