Sunday, 1 July 2018

Playing with pattern

I'm continuing my theme from Friday of doing more with backgrounds than just backgrounds today by playing with patterns.   I created a 6x6 patterned piece using the Concord & 9th Retro Petals Stencils and inking it with my favourite 5 colours and then used that to make two quick cards.   I love how you can get so many different patterns my layering up the 3 stencils.

I used AlteNew's Bold Alphabet die to die cut "hello" from the patterned piece and also a few little stars.  These simple elements on a black card make a really bold statement.  If you use the negative space of your die cut to help align the letters then the pattern moves seamlessly across the gaps.

I still had a strip of pattern wide enough to fill a 6x4 card so decided to do a reverse of the first card cutting the letters from black and using the pattern as a background.  I added a cute heart from Waffle Flower crafts and the word "lovely" spelt out using the Birdie Brown Alphabet and Numbers stamp set - great to spell out words you can't find stamps for especially if you have other birdie brown stamp sets as then the fonts match!

That's all I had time for this weekend as we've been stuck in the hot attic building ikea furniture!

  • Our AlteNew shipment is still stuck in customs.  I will try again to speak to them tomorrow to get it moving.  
  • We have had a very large delivery from Tonic - we'll get it online as soon as we can this week.
  • We have a restock order coming from SugarPea Designs with the items that were on back-order this month.
  • We have a large restock order from Lawn Fawn on order - awaiting a shipment date but it tends to take them 2-3 weeks to process orders.
  • We have the latest release from Neat and Tangled on order and hope to have it shortly after release.
  • As it's the first week of the month we'll have lots of new items to order as the brands release details to us mostly during the first week of every month.
Catch you next week
Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. Great cards Tara. I love that you can get two totally different looks from one stencilled piece! Thanks for the weekly update too.


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