Hurray for a bank holiday weekend here in the UK :) I have got so many chores to do in the garden this weekend so I hope it stays dry! Anyway, I am sure you are here for our weekly Less is More challenge and this week it is a really fun one to use patterned paper in a CAS way.
Although, I have loads of patterned papers in my stash I rarely use them as I feel that the patterns will overwhelm my design. However, I did get a few cards made using patterned paper this week:
First up I used one of my favourite Memory Box butterfly dies with some MFT papers. I simply used the die several times on the different colours and on white to create the white outline and pieced in the different butterflies like a jigsaw. The defined pops of colour on the white base look nice and clean!
While I had the MFT papers out, I decided to make a birthday card for my youngest. He is not 11 until July so I am really planning ahead but he is unlikely to look at my blog :) The cute panda is from MFT and I simply cut a strip of paper for the grass and used the paper with some number balloon dies from Avery Elle. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and a strip of paper down the edge completes the design.
Finally, I have gone bold and graphic for a masculine card! I die cute the 50 and stacked it up on several layers combined with a die cut frame from some striped patterned paper.
Hopefully these cards illustrate 3 different looks with patterned paper but you will have loads more ideas, I am sure! Head over to the Less is More blog to see what the fab DT have been up to and this week we are also joined by the lovely Esther from The Carnelian Wood who is a great supporter of LIM and makes gorgeous CAS cards. If you have not visited her blog before, you are in for a treat :)
Thanks for stopping by,