Recently I took an Online Card Class called Pattern Play (click on the blog badge on the right side of my blog for more information). Sometimes I struggle putting together different patterns of paper, and this class taught me quickly how to do that with my mismatched papers and so much more. One of the main tips is to buy coordinating papers in 6×6 pads – the graphics are usually smaller and perfect for card making, and the papers are sure to match. Takes out all the guesswork!
Here is my first attempt to CASE (copy and share everything) a card presented in the class by a talented card designer named Shari Carroll. I used my Martha Stewart scoreboard to add texture by making random vertical and horizontal lines on the background paper. I cut and punched various shapes to create this birthday card. I used a mat stack by DCWV called Violet Leaf; I find the colors of these papers to be delicate, tranquil, and very pleasing to the eye.