Thursday 18 September 2014

Patterned Paper


I have one last card for the fab challenge over at Virginia's View to use patterned paper - it closes tonight :( 

Like many others, I have lots of patterned paper but find it difficult to use on my cards - I really admire cardmakers who can combine patterns and elements to create layers and collage style designs. 

That is what I had in mind when I put together this card:

I die cut my Memory Box bird from polkadot paper by Pink Petticoat and added a wood veneer heart as a wing (with a touch of gold ink on it).  I stamped my trusty HA Starburst Lace and gold embossed it on a text paper which I also splattered with some gold ink and shaded around the edge with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.  I layered all of this on some black and gold cardstock offset at an angle for added interest.
I do love a black and gold colour combo!  Still not sure though, this is a style of cardmaking that may require more practice....
Thanks for stopping by.  Do let me know what you think!
Sarah x


  1. i think it's a fantastic card - love the black and gold - the polka dot bird is adorable - and love his/her little gold wing!

  2. This card is gorgeous! The color combo and use of patterned paper are stunning!

  3. I love this! Gold-embossing on pattern paper? Divine!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

  4. I have never thought of this and wow does it look stunning. I am so bad at using DSP but you have shown a really creative way to do this. Have a fun Friday x

  5. Oh my...this is gorgeous! The gold embossing and pops of black....absolutely stunning.

  6. Oh la la..this color combination is fabulous! Love the gold embossing over the text background.

  7. Sarah, what a beautiful card! I love the text background and color combination.
    It's SO striking!

  8. Oh, I really love this card, Sarah! Your bird is so charming, and I love your gold embossing on the text background! Love this sentiment, too!

  9. Wow what a cool choice of design patterns and diecut :) Love that polka dot bird over gold and text BG !