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.
- 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!