Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing the card I created for the first class at Pattern Play. We learned techniques for mixing patterned papers.

Kristina is a big fan of sketching a layout for her cards and I think that is great. Sometimes I even do that myself. But for this card, I turned to one of my favorite sketch blogs, Freshly Made Sketches.

I just find it easier to create two cards at once, and most of the time, I only share one on my blog. Today, I am sharing both of the cards I made for this lesson. My first card, I 'grounded' the patterns by matting them with white card stock and drawing the eye to the focal panel, by matting it with a colored card stock.

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For my second card, I chose to mat all the papers with colored card stock and I changed the main background paper, because I didn't have any more of the sprinkles paper. :)

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As you can see, both cards feature the same color palette, embellishments and focal image. But they each have a different feel to them. Even though I like them both, I think I prefer the second card...It's richer and warmer and just falls better on my eye.

That's all for me today! Thanks for stopping by.



stamp set: Create a Cupcake(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)  Layering Weight White(GinaK Designs)  Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Cupcake(Basic Grey)
ink: Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Midnight Muse, Old Olive(Stampin' Up!)
punches: Cupcake Builder(Stampin' Up!)
other: buttons(Stampin' Up!)  Natural Jute(Papertrey Ink)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)  gems(Me and My Big Ideas)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)


Sheila H said...

Wow, nice cards, Barb. I think the second is my favorite of the two also! I love how you put the patterns together. That's something I need help with :)

Jeanne said...

Excellent work, Barb. The papers are lovely and that cupcake looks yummy! I'm sure you are learning some neat tips from Kristina. Thanks for the link to the sketch site. I will be checking it out.

I hope you are enjoying the class! Looks like it so far. *Ü*

Alanna said...

Great cards Barb and what a wonderful way to showcase those papers.

Ms Qadirah said...

Beautiful card and sketch Barbara. Very lovely.