Monday, 3 October 2011

Focusing on Patterned Paper Card

Evening Folks

I made this card after watching Kristina (aka Starof May) Werner's tutorial on YouTube - click here for the link.

Over the last few weeks Kristina has been focusing on patterned paper in her Friday Focus demos and this card particularly appealed to me because I could see that it would be a great way to use up some leftover scraps of paper and cardstock - even quite tiny pieces could be used ... and I'm always trying to find clever ways of using these up. In the demo she shows how to select papers and gives the advice to sketch out a plan ... something I never do, but probably should :(

Of course, I didn't have any of the materials Kristina used so I substituted with my own. However, I followed her tips about how to pick out papers to co-ordinate with the one multi-pattern paper chosen.  In this case, I chose to use same patterned paper left over from yesterday's scrapbook layout - you can check out the post here.  And, yes, I'm pleased with the result ... I think it's a pretty combination of papers and colours and I really like the sentiment.

The inside and back are trimmed with leftover scraps of paper - I just don't like leaving them bare.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Papermania cream textured card for base; snippet of white for topper and rose-pink pearlescent card for heart shape
  • DPs: Leftover snippets of Basic Grey, Kioshi Motochi, Papermania pink polka-dot and green stripe papers, a strip of BoBunny Alissa Twirls and a tiny off-cut from a punched edging (the reverse side of the Basic Grey DP)
  • Stamp: Inkylicious Sentiments 1
  • Other materials: Small Woodware heart-shaped punch; black fineliner pen for faux stitching effect

Kristina has a very distinctive style which reflects her love of paper and she is well-known for her popular video series Make a Card Monday where she walks viewers through the creation of a handmade card each Monday. If you would like to know more about her, she also writes a blog, KWernerDesign, where you can find lots more chat and inspiration.

As this card is made entirely from snippets I'm submitting it to Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 39.

I'm now off to look out the pile of Christmas themed scraps that might be used in a similar way.  I might just catch up on the backlog of Christmas cards ... it's week 40 now so I'm about 3 weeks behind on my card a week challenge ... sigh!

Happy Crafting


Kristina Werner said...

Super cute! And I love the floral pattern you used. :)

Angie said...

Love your cards ...I will be poping back to follow your links tomorrow ...great use of odds and ends.xx

Di said...

Really gorgeous card Elizabeth - different for you, but still as lovely as your other work.Thanks for the links honey - I'm off for a good old nose :)) Di xx

coops said...

stunning card elizabeth.the colours are so pretty and i love the beautiful sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Shoshi said...

That's lovely, Elizabeth - really pretty paper. Thanks for the comment on my blog. No worries. Sometimes I don't even get to the end of the WOYWW list before the next one comes around! It takes a long time with over 100. Glad you like my embellishments etc. I've now finished the steampunk mirror and am quite pleased with it. More to come!

MadeByKarla said...

What a great card! I like the combination of colors. The inside is just gorgeous looks like a mini painting, very striking. I don't like to leave the backs blank either :) Thanks for visiting see you again soon!

karen said...

Your card is so pretty! What a fantastic use of scraps! You would never know it was scraps, it all looks so put together and beautiful!
Thanks for entering my giveaway and joining my blog! You are entered twice! Good luck!
xoxo Karen

Bernie said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the papers, colors, the design, it all flows together so beautifully.
Blessings Bernie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
hey, pixie dust is having a giveaway, I am inviting you to join in the fun!

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a fantastic card and fantastic links you have provided. Very inspirational .. .. thank you for sharing.

Such a great way to use up those snippets .. ..

Thank you for keeping me company again this week in the snippet playground and for all the wonderful links.

Love Jules xx

pickle said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. I love the layout and thank you very much for the fab links
Kerry x

Debs M said...

great snippet make, love the colours x