Sep 23, 2009

365 Cards: Pattern Paper Challenge

I know I said yesterday that I would only be posting one holiday card, but I seem to have lied. I found some inspiration in the mail and had to put it to use. Today's 365 Card Challenge is to make your own patterned paper and use it on your card. Here is the final product and below that I will show you how I made it:

Ok. I wanted to create a sort of quilted pattern. It started out pretty good. You can see here I started by using the PTI  Guidelines set. This is the base stamp of the set, then you add in extras, but I just wanted the diamonds so I left it this way. I used cream ink on white cardstock. It helps it show up but kept it subtle at the same time. I stamped it a bit crooked, but its easily remedied as you will see:
Then I pulled out another PTI set, Faux Ribbon. This is a great set for creating your own striped patterns. I chose Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate ink to create the following pattern:
This is mid-stamping. (i don't have all the pomegranate lines on yet). You can see here how crooked it is, but if you follow along the lines and keep everything straight to each other and not the edge of the page, you can cut it down till it looks straight, which is what I did. 
Here is my inspiration. I just really loved the look of the front of this catalog. Cream, white, maroon, olive and stitching. That was the one thing I liked. And I did want to stitch along the cream lines and then totally spaced it until I had it all glued together. Darn!  The actual striped pattern is a bit of a take-off of a pattern we have on the back wall of our chapel. It didn't actually turn out the perfectly (I miss counted... too many stripes!), but it was good enough so I didn't feel the need to start over. Ok, so then I cut down my paper so it was straight and put it on the front of my card. I finished off the rest of the card with matching colors of ribbon, button and signage. Add a little glitter and your holiday card is ready to send! 
Ok, that's all for today. Can't wait to see what patterns you come up with for your creations! And remember to put in your vote for boy names in the side bar. So far Kai has 50% of the votes (which isn't hard when only 6 people have voted! ; ) I'm curious to see what you all think, so drop me a vote and a hello!

have a good one!
k

Deets: All Papertrey Ink Unless Noted
Stamps: Faux Ribbon, Guidelines, Sign Language
Ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip all by SU!
Paper: Stampers White, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel 
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Grosgrain, Vintage Button, Jute Twine, Glitter, Gelly Roll Star Pen, Pop Dots

8 comments:

~amy~ said...

you definitely rocked this challenge kristie...I love how your patterned paper turned out...such a sweet holiday card!!

Rose said...

you can post as many holliday cards as you like! (i need ideas!) :0) this is so awesome!! now to get the cobwebs out of my brain and make my card lol

ellen s. said...

that is sooo cool!

Lindalou said...

Love this card and what a great idea to make your own patterned paper. I've never tried that before, but now I want to see what I can do.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Voted for Finn, just think that is the cutest name. And when he's little, he can be Finner. Too cute.

Sophie said...

I'll have to try . What a fantastic card !

Linda said...

Your stamped paper is so stunning!!! Love this card!!

Patti J. said...

Your paper is delightful! Love it to pieces!!! Great card - bright and fun! TFS your tricks!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved this card too! You've really got talent! Thanks for sharing! Lots of love, G in Utah


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