Today's card is for this week's Sketch Challenge and the Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The Sketch Challenge was a tough one for me, because I knew at least one of the layers needed to be a patterned paper. Patterned paper and I have a love/hate relationship: I love to buy it but I hate figuring out how to use it! As a personal challenge, I am trying to use more patterned paper in my cards. I followed the sketch pretty closely. If you want to see the sketch and play along with us, you can go HERE to get all the details!
For the Ways to Use It Challenge, we were to use a tag on a card. If you want to see more about that challenge, just click HERE.
This card is a bit outside of my usual style, but I loved using these colors and this patterned paper. I think the lace on this paper is so vivid! This week was my grandmother's birthday (she passed away last year) and this card is very much her style. So in honor of my Grammy, I made a card that reminds me of her:
On this card I incorporated some mulberry paper (the torn black paper behind the tag). I love the texture mulberry paper provides. Here's a hint, though: When you're tearing black mulberry paper at 2:00 in the morning, there's a darned good chance some of the little scrap pieces are going to look like hairy spiders on your craft table when you see them out of the corner of your sleepy eyes! Don't ask me how I know this...
I adhered a strip of Black Floral Lace patterned paper (Recollections) to a piece of red cardstock. I used the Dainty Lace Border Die-Namics die (My Favorite Things) on my Big Shot to die cut the white border. I attached the border to the back of the long red piece and adhered both pieces to the black card base. I embossed a piece of red card stock using the Square Lattice embossing folder from Stampin' Up! and attached that piece to the card base. I tore a piece of black mulberry paper and adhered it to the patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black using a Gina K stamp on a white tag, then attached the tag to the card with a small silver brad. I also used a small amount of Tombow Mono Multi adhesive to secure the tag.
You could easily change the sentiment on this card to fit any situation. I chose "smile" so I could use this as an encouragement card, but the sentiment is general enough to be used for almost any occasion.
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