Sunday 24 March 2013

More Homework

Thanks to the unseasonal snowfall in the last 48 hours, I've managed to catch up on all the homework I missed out on for this great class which really has given me a new insight into patterned paper.  As I'd very much moved into CAS style card making I thought my patterned paper days were behind me - but oh no!

This first card uses Kristina's for using large patterns - cutting it into strips to divide it up a little.  This is a glittered floral sheet from the 8x8 New Leaf pad.  I selected a dotted pattern to match one of the flowers and a grey strip to stamp and emboss a hero arts sentiment onto.

This one is based on the brilliant idea by Laura Bassen to stamp strips over die cuts over gently patterned paper.  I die cut happy on my cameo and stamped 3 stripes of green over the temporarily adhered letters.  Once removed I stamped the "wishing you" which is from a Hero Arts Christmas stamp set and the "birthday" from a PTI set over the top in black.

This one uses Kristina's "rules" of mixing patterns of big + medium + small/solid.  This was a light bulb moment for me which made me realise why lots of my previous attempts to mix papers were disastrous!  I'm putting this rule on my wall as a permanent reminder......

This one was based on the lesson by the Queen of CAS - Debby Hughes - I loved her card so this is my case of it.  I used washi tape as my "paper" here but the principles are the same - I just wanted a multi-stripe and couldn't find a nice bright one in my stash (shopping trip required despite my huge stash of paper - Jennifer did say we had to hoard stripes so that sounds like an order lol!)

This one was actually my first attempt at stamping stripes over die cuts but my colour choices were WAAAAYYYY off.  So instead of binning it, I just covered it up, again using the size rules for mixing papers.   The floral strip is from my stash box as are the solids.  I added a new sentiment from SU - I love their paired sentiments and a striped stamped heart from Clearly Besotted.

Wow - I did make a lot of cards, no wonder the ironing pile is touching the ceiling ;-)


  1. They are all really fab, Tara! I love the balloon most of all!

  2. I think your crafting day was very well spent - much better than ironing! I may have to check out this course - I'll be late of course!

  3. You've been a busy lady and time well spent making cards...I agree with Debs much better than doing housework!


  4. I'm duly impressed with all your homework Tara, you got this PP usage sorted and love how you made each design your own...... Hoarding striped paper sounded like an order to me too :0)
    Jenny x


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