Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pattern Play Day 3 (PC)

Day 3 of Pattern Play dealt with large patterns on PP that are difficult to use, but not if you use them in smaller amounts.  So...

 As embellies with a strip along the side.  Or...

in a big way, but chopped into strips with white showing in between them and with very little else on the card.

Long time ago I bought an 8x8 pad with these bandana prints.  I associate lotsa good things with bandanas and I still like the paper but it's harder than heck to use on a card.  Thanks to this class I've found a way.  (Online classes are TOO COOL!  Can't believe this is my first one.)

Two tips for you today.
TIP 1:  Grab a cereal box and make yourself one of these.

I used a craft knife and ruler to cut a window the size of a card front.  Use this to move around your sheet of PP to pick the best area to use for your card.

TIP 2:  You can cut your panel into even strips, or...

I looked at the chunk of PP before me and decided where there was kind of a natural spot to split up the pattern, so I cut the first strip (on the right) and then a matching-sized strip on the left.

Then I decided on a wider middle strip (again, I "saw" those mirrored black figures in the middle and opted to keep them together) which yielded the two thinner strips to the left and right of it.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great ol' day.

Paper:  white CS Bringmann, PP Martha Stewart
Stamps: checkerboard Dylusions, other PTI
Ink : Jenny Bowlin, Versafine
Tools: dies PTI, square punch for banner end
Other:  crochet thread


  1. LOVE both of these! I've always love bandana patterns too, but never been brave enough to actually DO anything with them! These cards are perfect!!! :)

  2. I love bandana prints, too and I love how you used them on both cards. Love the farm animals cut from the different colors! So fun!!!

  3. Wow! Great cards! Wonderful ways to use those pattern papers too. Bright but not overbearing. Really fun cards. Bev

  4. GREAT use of patterned paper! I love the cards!

  5. I've been watching the classes and these rock!

  6. Adorable x 2! These are just fabulous!

  7. Reminds me about the Bremer Stadtmusikanten.... Cool cards!

  8. This country girl is LOVING these bandanna themed farm animal cards. perfectly done! I'm on the hunt for those patterned papers now! ;)

  9. Both cards are very nice. Great use of the patterned papers.
    Rae Ann

  10. Wow, those papers are bold!! :) I love how you used them, the design really rocks! :)

  11. LOVE your use of the bandana print, especially with those farm animals!
    Genius, Maria. Pure genius!

  12. The patterned farm animals are the paper you used :0)
    Jenny x

  13. I am definitely going to have to get those dies - because your cards are brilliant and I want to CASE!

  14. So brilliant, Maria! The farm animals are Shut Up Cute and I totally agree with you about where to cut the strips ~ great tip! Well-deserved congratulations on the Top Three from CASE Study!!

  15. Case Study Top 3 and highlighted in Pattern Play Day Bonus Inspiration - well done you!


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