Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Patterned Paper is My Friend!

Hi all!
I hope your week is totally crafty so far!
I made a card last week for a couple of challenges over on SCS. In making the card, I wanted to do something I don't do a lot and that's use patterned paper. It's a real challenge for me. I most of the time, think it looks to busy on my creations.
I do really like how this one turned out though...

I like how the tree from the SU! "Snow Swirled" set looks when you off set it. Probably cause I never can get it straight when I want it front and center! This is the first project I have used my red corduroy buttons on. I am hoarding them! :~)
Well, what do you think? Did I use the patterned paper well? To give the card a little more dimension, I inked around the paper, image and red frame for the image with crumb cake ink. The sentiment is from the SU! set "Word Play".
Thanks for visiting! Your comments make my day!
Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

supplies: white, old olive and cherry cobbler c/s, jolly holiday dsp, cherry cobbler baker's twine, real red corduroy button, sponge daubers, old olive, crumb cake and cherry cobbler ink, ticket corner punch
stamps: Snow Swirled, Word Play

7 comments:

Carolina Little said...

Melina, your card is beautiful. I love patern paper. I started MFT challenges several months ago because I loved how the designer team decorates their cards. I love busy cards. Now if I wnat to do a simple one it would look empty to me, but I have to admit sometimes less is more, right??. Very nice job!!!. My prayers are with you!!!.

Athina said...

I love the simplicity. Very clean. Nice job!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, your card is beautiful! Love how you used the designer paper! How funny that you rarely use much dp (though it looks gorgeous when you do) and I almost always use DP, but on this rare occasion, we both stepped out of our comfort zones. I think you did a fabulous job!

Moira said...

Beautiful.. I love that stamp - it is one of my favourite Christmas stamps ever.

Love the twine bow too!

landofstamping said...

Melina, I have to try that offset technique. It looks so great!

MiamiKel said...

Wooooooooowee, this is elegant and all things beautiful! I like how you off centered the tree- lovely!!

AnnMarie said...

Really pretty! :)