Fabulous Patterns

Layered cards are my new “go to” when I hit a crafty block, you don’t need much inspiration around you to make one. You just need some nice paper and a sentiment to bring a beautiful card front together. Or as I chose for this card, an excuse to use some paper that I hadn’t used in a while – Playing with Patterns.

I love Playing with Patterns, the paper designs and the rest of the suite are really fun, bright colours that suit a number of happy occasions. In the past, I’ve used it for birthdays and as a card to remind someone how fabulous they are – which is also the sentiment being used today.

After choosing three patterns that I felt would go together best, I layered up the card finishing it off with some resin dots, popping some of them where I felt they lined up with the pattern of the card. You could go one step further here and colour in the sentiment letters, but on this occasion I chose not to.

Are you a fan of layered cards?

Best Wishes,

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Mango Floral Card

041018 - Mango Floral Card

As the weather starts to get a little colder, thoughts go back to the warmer summery days that we were blessed to have for such a long period this year. To help keep that summer feeling alive, I set myself a challenge – Summer on a card.

Summer means bright weather and so of course, the brights collection suited this challenge perfectly. Mango Melody is a colour I haven’t used much as yet, so I used this as my main colour and for the card base. For this card, I tried to show that you don’t always needs Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make a good card. Instead, I used the Beautiful Bouquet set with varying colours to create a random pattern of flowers. So bright and so colourful, just the thing to bring some brightness back!

Have you ever stamped your own backgrounds in this way? Share them with me and perhaps we can inspire one another.

Best Wishes,

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