Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge

Hello friends! Over at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, the only rule is to use your patterned paper. I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for Bring Smiles to Seniors, an organization that distributes hand made cards to seniors who might not be getting mail in elder care homes again this month, as this organization receives about half of the cards I make every year. They really appreciate hello cards as they can be used throughout the year, so I made a couple of these for this month's Crafty Hazelnut's design team cards.

Supplies used: 

 Card #1



I dreamed up both of these cards while on a walk a few days ago and really liked how they turned out. I wanted to create a shadow die cut behind Altenew's Our Friendship Blooms stamp out of patterned paper. I stamped the floral image from the Altenew set with Nocturne VersaFine Claire ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. The image was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut with the corresponding die. A piece of tropical leaf patterned paper from Heidi Swapp's Art Walk Collection 6x8 paper pad was also die cut with the same die. Both die cut pieces were glued together so that you can see the patterned paper peeking out from behind the colored image. 


Next, I turned to the background panel. Both layers were created with more paper from the same Art Walk paper pack--one a piece that looks like it was painted with a variety of purple paints, and a base layer that looks like tile. Both layers were die cut with Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set's two largest dies (the purple top layer was die cut with the second-largest stitched die and the tile base layer was cut with the largest die) and then glued together. The floral die cut was glued on the left side of the panel, and the bottom parts of the flowers' stems were trimmed at the edge of the purple panel. 


The sentiment came next--using Pinkfresh Studio's Kelly Alpha Lower Case to die cut out an h and i three times each--once with some rose gold glitter cardstock in my stash, and twice more with scrap cardstock in my stash and all three layers were glued together for dimension. Once all of the layers had dried, I glued the sentiment to the bottom right part of the card. 


Sequins from Catherine Pooler's Scranton and Vegas, Baby! mixes were glued onto the card panel. To finish the card, I glued the panel onto an A2-sized white card base.

Card #2


This card was made in a similar manner, with a few exceptions. After I had stamped and heat embossed the Altenew floral image, I decided to watercolor smoosh it with some leftover green and blue watercolors from another project. I decided that I liked how it looked and so used it as the image for this card without extra color.  The only other change was that the patterned paper from this card came from Park Lane's Floral Wonders 12x12 paper pack.


Thanks for reading! We hope that you can join us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.


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