Hi everyone, it’s Ashley Horton and I’m here today to share a card trio featuring one of my most favorite scrapbook products… PATTERNED PAPER! I will admit that I have a love for many different scrapbook products, but patterned paper tops them all! I love the colors, patterns, even the smell of new paper, and all of the possible projects you can create with it!
I created three cards using patterned papers from the C’est La Vie collection. Even though I used some of the same patterns on the three cards, I love that each one has its own unique design because of the different ways I used the papers. On the first card, I cut circles on my Silhouette Cameo from the patterned paper and then placed the die cut piece over a white cardstock base. Then I traced the circles onto the White cardstock and also traced the circles onto several different patterned papers. Next I cut out the circles from the papers I chose and adhered them to the traced circle areas on the white cardstock. I wanted dimension on this card, so I added pop dots under the die cut piece before adhering it to the card base. The circles were perfect for adding some of the puffy stickers, cork hearts, and mirror stickers!
I wanted to create more of a contrasting look on my second card, so I chose a darker patterned paper for the card background. Then I cut hearts from three lighter colored patterned papers on my Silhouette Cameo. Once the hearts were finished cutting, I arranged them on the card in a rainbow colored format. I machine stitched through each row of hearts for some added texture. Then I finished the card design by adding one of the ephemera frames, fussy cut flowers, cork heart, paper clip, and mirror stickers.
On the final card, I decided to create a quilted look. This is a fun technique and it can easily translate to a layout design. I cut 1.5 inch squares from 6 patterned papers then cut each square in half to create triangles. Then I pieced the triangles together on the card base in alternating patterns to create the card background. To reinforce the quilted look, I also added machine stitching on the card. I kept the embellishing simple on this one so the quilted design would stand out.
Mixing patterned papers on your projects definitely adds a WOW factor! And as I mentioned earlier, these techniques aren’t limited to just cards, you could definitely try them on layouts and altered projects as well!
Collection used: C’est La Vie