Friday, January 27, 2012

Lily Pad Challenge - Patterned Paper!

Hi there!

Over at Lily Pad Cards, there is a new challenge and we are to use patterned paper on our cards. It's sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate!

I have always been one to struggle with using patterned paper on my cards, so I was a little nervous for this one. I decided to use just a bit of some cute, polka dotted paper from Jillybean Soup. Here's my card.



I added a small strip of the paper to the edges of my green panel, which was stamped with the Hero Arts True Friends background stamp. I die cut the branch twice; once with a dark green patterned paper left over from Christmas, and again with just white. I offset the two branches before adhering them together to create a shadow effect. A circle punch of the dotted paper was adhered to a die cut doily, then stamped with the sentiment before adding it to the card. See? Patterned paper is fun to use on cards, and I enjoyed the challenge!

So, head on over to Lily Pad Cards and play along. You can read all the details and see the amazing cards the other DT members created!

I'm going to the Mall of America on Saturday to have lunch with my two buddies, Anne and Linda, and we are also meeting Judy Jung!! She's here visiting her daughter and I can't wait to meet her!

Thanks for coming by and have a fabulous weekend! :)

21 comments:

Cindy C. said...

What a lovely card Barb!

sheila said...

this is so elegant Barb! First of all, I just love the use of the greens....and the dotted circle with the dotted border. And I love the branch trailing down from the corner.....you use pattern papers just great!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Barb, beautiful card, I love the green. Off to check out the lily pad blog!! Have fun meeting Judy, please post a photo for us!!

Tiffany said...

Oh! Have a fab time meeting up with the girls!!! Take some pics for us! Your card is so pretty with the background stamping and love the die shape!

Lisa said...

Lovin' all the green! Lovely lacy die too!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You shouldn't be nervous about using patterned paper! This card is super cute!

Kathy said...

Well you did great choosing the pp for this card! Very pretty. I've always wanted to go to Mall of America, maybe someday I'll get there along with a trip to CHA:)

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Barb! I love the greens and the double cut branches--looks like highlighting!

donna mikasa said...

p.s. Enjoy meeting your HA buddies! Take lots of photos, please!!

joy said...

Love your pretty card, Barb! I'm a sucker for polka dots, so this really appeals to me. Have fun at the mall with the gals!

Donna Bowman said...

Love that you used patterned paper Barb and stamped on it - it looks great!! Have fun at the Mall of America it sounds like a great place to go.

Also, I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog this week. I really appreciate your support during my rough week.

MarcyK924 said...

You need to use pp more - this card's stunning! No fear for you, you did a beautiful job. I love the green bg!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the very calm monochromatic feel here barb!
Beautiful card indeed ;-)

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is a great card Barb! Love how you used the pp. I hope you have a great time at the mall. Sounds like such fun!

Rachel W K said...

Barb that die cut is fabulous, it really makes the card! Love what you do with pattern paper (when you use it!!)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Karen B. said...

How very beautiful Barb! The greens and yellows are a great combo.

Vicky said...

Barb your card is so pretty! Love the idea of die cutting the branch twice to create the shadow, I need to remember that!

Trinh said...

This is very pretty, Barb! I would never guess that you struggled with patterned paper. Your designs always look great to me!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love love your design and how you used your pp - I'm terrible for buying it and then not using it! Love the way you created the shadow effect on the branch too!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the polkadot sentiment. So sweet!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This card is stunning and it doesn't look like you had any trouble making this one. Your cards are always amazing and I would never think that you struggle with any design. Your cards are always beautiful and inspiring. I guess we all have our moments of frustration. Lol Thanks for sharing.