3.19.2013

I am Much Obliged!

***This is my second post of the day! Be sure to scroll down or CLICK HERE to see my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak! It's a good one! Just sayin'.***

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!

Much Obliged

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!

Much Obliged (detial)

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.

20 comments:

  1. Now that's cute but I can't imagine you having to take any sort of class, seems you have such natural ability an all judgin by that 10 min. dash!! hahaha-seriously you rock your cards!! wish I'd signed up for it though...

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  2. You totally pass day 1!! And I'm really happy you are taking the class :)

    You have expertly mixed patterns in this card, and I love the button accents tied with twine!

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  3. Awesome mix of patterns and colors, Jennifer. Love the big buttons!

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  4. looks great! I should take this, I have so much paper

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  5. I give you an A++! Awesome use of your patterns! Love the buttons and twine accents!

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  6. very fun! I like your mix of papers!

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  7. Cute card! I had considered that class myself. You may have just talked me into it. :)

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  8. Awesome combination of patterns Jingle! Bright and bold yet still in balance - not easy to do but you managed it!!

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  9. Love it! Your artwork is always an inspiration :) Super excited to be taking this class with you!

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  10. Super cute card! You rocked the mixing of different patterns and manufacturers!!!

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  11. You've passed with flying colors! I love the shades of gray and blue in these papers, the layout is awesome, and those buttons rock!

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  12. Cute card, love the mix of patterned papers :)

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  13. cute card... you inspired me to use some of those big buttons in my stash

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  14. Very much like this! Great mix of patterns, love how bold they are and I love the buttons!

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  15. Love it! Pattern papers are so much fun...you already look like a pro!

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  16. Absolutely stunning!! Love the bold and bright colors and yet it doesn't clash!! super!

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  17. this is awesome- i wanted to take this class but no time- please give us a review of it!

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  18. You definitely passed Day 1! Now I think I need to take that class... I love Online Card Classes! Thanks so much for featuring a TCM stamp set! You rock!!!

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  19. love this!! The brights just make it pop!!!

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  20. Really cute. The papers go perfectly together-hard to believe they're from 3 different lines.

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