Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge

Hello friends and Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and got some time to rest and recharge. I am a high school teacher, so I get a little more time off than others and I am always so grateful to spend that extra time with my family. This year we stayed close to home and spent way too much time goofing around so we would be ready for January! I decided to focus my cards for the challenge this month on thank you notes as both of my kids will need some to send out for their presents and I always need some at school to send to other teachers when little things come up. I hope you can join us over at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge--where the only requirement is that you use patterned paper. I know that I started participating in the challenge because I have so much patterned paper and this is a great "excuse" to use some.


Supplies used: 

Card #1


To start, I die cut two pieces of patterned paper from Catherine Pooler's Fleur De paper set with Gina K's Master Layout 2's two largest dies--the purple floral print in the back with the largest die, and the black and white dotted piece with the second-largest stitched die. I then stamped the sentiments on the dotted paper with both the Flirty Fuchsia and Pixie Dust inks. To be honest, it is a little hard to see on the card, but the Merci (top) and Asante (second from the bottom) sentiments were stamped with Pixie Dust and Gracias (second from the top) and Danke (bottom) sentiments were stamped with Flirty Fuchsia. All of the sentiments were heat embossed--the center sentiment (thanks) with copper embossing powder, and the others with holographic powder. 

As I finished this, I realized I had smudged the card with my finger, so ended up ink blending around the dotted paper with both colors of purple ink. I then added foam tape behind the front panel and attached it to the purple paper behind at diagonal so we can see both patterned papers. The purple paper was glued to a top-folding A2 sized card base. 

To finish the card, I glued some copper and white sequins from Catherine Pooler's Oak City sequin mix to the card.

Card #2

This card was made in a similar fashion as the one above. This time, I used a piece of smooth white cardstock that had been ink smooshed for a previous project as the front panel for the sentiments. In this picture you can see the different colors of inks! The Merci and Danke (top and bottom sentiments) were stamped with the Pixie Dust ink while the three middle sentiments were stamped with Flirty Fuchsia with more aggressive masking. Again, two different embossing powders were used--the copper again for the middle (thanks) sentiment and holographic for the other four sentiments. I decided to smudge the edges of the front panel with some Lavender gelato stick that was on my mesk (or messy desk).

This time, I glued the front sentiment panel to the floral matte layer and used foam tape to attach both to the card base (this time a light purple/lavenender card base in my stash) and added some Crystal Clear gem stickers from Honey Bee Stamps.

Card #3

Again, a similar card as the first two. The colors of ink are a little represented on this card as well. The front panel started as a white piece of smooth cardstock. I offset the stamping in my Misti once to give a little shadow behind each sentiment. Again, the middle sentiment was heat embossed with copper embossing powder and the others were embossed with holographic powder. After stamping the sentiments, I ink blended over the whole sentiment panel and then splattered some Flirty Fuchsia mixed with water over the whole thing. I then directly added Flirty Fuchsia over the edges and heat embossed them with holographic ink.

This time, I decided to layer the background exactly in the same way as the front panel (not at a diagonal) to make the sentiment panel more of the focus. After gluing the two layers together, I again added foam tape behind both and attached them to a white A2 card base. The white sequins came from a complementary sequin mix from Honey Bee Stamps that was in my stash. I love the heart sequin in the corner the most!

We would love to see your patterned paper creations over at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month! 

As always, thanks for reading!


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