by Jeanne Jachna
Thanks for stopping by! Today I want to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge. This month we want you to add some pretty papers to your design. YES! That could be pattern paper, but it could also be any kind of specialty paper and wow there are so many to choose from! Just a few examples of specialty papers would be glitter, foil, flock, glossy, wood, or how about a handmade alcohol or stamped background?
I'm A BIG fan of pattern papers. I mean, who can resist picking up a pad of beautiful papers? I can't! I love to tear all the sheets out of the pad and start mixing and matching them. I usually will arrange them by color - matching a floral with a stripe or dot.. it's total eye candy for me.
This card is made with the Memory Box Garden Folly 6" pad. I started with the yellow and red plaid along the bottom of the card and focused on adding different yellow and red prints to the design. If you're new to pattern papers it's overwhelming, but try to mix busy prints with solid (one color) prints. Adding some solid cardstock helps break up patterns and using light or ledger paper helps create a focal point on your designs.
I used the Basic Ovals nested set to create a focal point for the cute Grand Whittle Pig. I attached the little guy with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. Now all that's left is embellishing the card.. adding a Grosgrain Bow die cut for "Some Pig" (any Charlotte's Web fans?).
The Potpourri Flowers die set doesn't come with foliage.. how to add some grass? How about some Whittle Palm Tree fronds? I love when I can stretch my dies and use them in different ways. How about that Sunshine? It's made with the Brilliant Rings circle die cuts in shades of yellow and orange stacked.
Playing along with the challenge is a great way to get ideas for different ways to use dies that you might already have.. and who knows? You might just be our lucky winner of a $20 gift card from the shop! I sure hope you'll join us! We love to see what you make!
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"