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Pattern Play Day 1

Please bear with me on a journey outside my comfort zone!  I signed up for this Online Card Class, because I need some serious help using patterned paper on my cards.  I have found that I can coordinate the papers just fine with size, scale and color, but utilizing them on cards is another story.  I think I'm good with 2 patterns, but 3 is difficult.  Here are my attempts at using 3--Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear sized patterns.

This first one is for my son who has a birthday next week.  I'm showing it to you, because you will most likely be more impressed with it than he will.  :/

The second card is just a baby or little boy card for my stash.  

Card #1 
Paper: PTI Men of Life PP, Fine Linen Bitty Dot, White, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain
Ink: Whaddya know?  No ink!
Stamps:  Hmm.  No stamps, either.
Other: PTI By the Numbers Dies, MFT Blueprints Dies #1

Card #2
Paper: PTI Men of Life PP, Pure Poppy, White
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings
Other: White Filigree EP, dimensional tape, Copic marker
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  1. They're fabulous Cheryl!
    And that's a 16 yr old for you...
    more interested in whether there's money inside and how much! :)
    And then the 2nd...
    well you had me with the nautical. :)
    I think it's perfect!
    And you did awesome at mixing the patterns!

  2. I think you did great! I am somewhat hit or miss, I feel a little bit better if the papers are from the same collection, because I feel like they are "meant" to work together. But sometimes I just go for it!

  3. These are both great, Cheryl! I can't wait to see what else you make with this class!

  4. Geez, bear with you? I don't know what I'm missing, but I'd give you an A++, Cheryl! You've done beautiful work with these patterned papers!! And I thank you for all the inspiration that I can add to the teachers' work. (I signed up, too, but am still back at Class 2 ... eek!)


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