The second challenge for Stamp-a-faire 2015 is all about patterns. Select a card sketch to use it as a pattern to make a card. I made two cards today to show you how you can use a pattern in two different ways.
My first card shows how you can take a pattern and make it your own. It is not an exact rendition of the card sketch, but an inspiration. Instead of using flowers, I chose apples and only applied them to one side of the top and bottom portion of the center panel. I also did not use the exact width dimensions for the center panel. It is adjusted to fit the width of the stamp I chose for this card.
I stamped the chevron parts, then added the stamped teachers/open minds parts. I hand cut the center panel.
Next, I stamped and hand cut the pencil, then added it to the center panel. Last, I stamped the apples and added them to the panel.
The background panel is stamped with grey apples for a subtle pattern. I added it on an A2 card base with polka dotted patterned paper.
Stamps: Teach & Inspire, Back to School
Ink: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, True Black, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Classic Kraft
Patterned Paper: Pure Poppy bitty dot
Dies: Back to School
This card is a more literal design from the sketch. You can use any border stamps and hand cut the outer shape to replicate the design. I used Boutique Borders, but Over Under Easy also has lots of border stamps you could use on the center panel.
After stamping the sentiment and borders, I hand cut the decorative edge around the border. Next, I die cut the flowers from felt and added them to the patterned paper panel. Last, I added the center panel.
Stamps: Over Under Easy, Boutique Borders: Sympathy
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, White
Dies: Quilted: Spring
Patterned Paper: Mood Mix
Don’t forget to hop around all of the blogs to get more inspiration using their card patterns. Thanks for visiting.