Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New Home Card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to Therese who is a new follower. I hope you will find things to interest you here.

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.

Carol x


  1. Fun and fabulous card Carol, love how you combined your papers.

  2. Great card! I love the papers you chose and how you made the stripes.....so pretty!

  3. Oh my gosh I love the papers you chose to put together. Funny I have a post for the 12 kits and did a card with the base the same way . Beautiful card !

  4. Lovely new home card Carol love your backing papers


  5. I love this, I'd never have the confidence to use so many different patterned papers on one card even from the same set! Your cards are always wonderful Carol so I'm sure you'll be super daring in no time :) x

  6. All this on just your first day--wow! I love how you took the two inspiration pieces and made them your own with the lesson of the day. Thos papers work so well together, too.

  7. Very pretty. Love that mix of pattern papers. :)


  8. Carol, this is so enchanting! I'm so keeping this in my favorites for a new home card when I need one!!

  9. This is a great mix of papers! Love that little house!

  10. That's funny, I also have a gazillion types of patterned paper and I really should figure out how to put them together! This card is wonderful, I love the layout and the colors.


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Carol x


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