So. I decided to take the Pattern Play class over at Online Card Classes. I don't often pay for classes, but this one sounded like one I could really use, so I decided to go ahead and jump right in. That, and Jen sorta talked me into it. Something about it being a great class... yadda yadda yadda.... but she's not biased or anything...being one of the guest teachers. Just sayin'. HA!
It began yesterday and they gave some great tips on choosing your patterned papers and how to use them effectively. SO... I did my homework, tried to put some of these tips into practice and came up with this card. I still feel the CAS on this one, I think. I do love the strip of striped paper. That is totally a trick I will be using more often! I struggle with stripes, so I was happy to have this great tip and I LOVE it!
I used papers from three different collections. I pretty much NEVER do that, so I challenged myself to really look at what I had and not stick to only one 6x6 pad. So... the stripe came from the Sn@p Life! 6x6 by Simple Stories, the teal and red polka dots came from the Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 pad from American Crafts, and the pretty grey floral came from the Seen & Noted 6x6 pad from Pebbles. I was surprised that the colors all worked so well. I often struggle with coordinating colors from different collections, so this was exciting for me!
I stamped the sentiment in grey (it's from The Craft's Meow Many Thanks set) on a white banner to be sure it stood out and then simply added a few threaded buttons and some twine to finish off the card.
So...what do you think? Did I pass Day 1? HA! I'm a little scared that I will have to now play with patterned paper like every day until the class is over. Not gonna lie. HA! BUT, alas, it will be good for me and by the end of it, I will be a trained professional. HA! A Patterned Paper Professional! Gotta love some good alliteration. For reals.