I have been away for a few days and came back home to find that I am already playing catch up on the Online Card Classes Pattern Play course. I have so much patterned paper that I could wallpaper the whole house with it but I rarely use it now that I mainly make cards rather than scrapbook. I have also moved to a more CAS look for my cards, and, truth be told, I am not very good at picking papers that will look good together on a card, so I really need this course.
The first day videos gave lots of tips for putting patterns together, but I am still lacking in confidence with my choices, so I played safe by using paper from one pack from Deja Views
I used a sketch from Case this Sketch
and was inspired by the stripes and and use of blue and green colours in this lovely card by Marion Vagg for the current Muse challenge. I used different shades of these colours
to come up with this card
I used a technique that Jennifer suggested of adding white at the edges of the patterned paper to add definition, and to use a Copic grey marker along the edge of embellishments to add some subtle definition. It is indeed so subtle that you might have difficulty seeing it on the edge of the little
I also used a technique that Amber suggested of adding board behind the nested the die cut focal panels of paper so I could add foam to raise the little house without having it crease or bend.
Well thanks for stopping by and maybe I'll be a bit more daring in my choice of patters next time.