Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pattern Play Easter Bunny Sighting! (03/19/2013)

Howdy!  I am currently taking an Online Card Class, called Pattern Play, taught by the amazing Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire.  These two ladies are amazing, and it has been really fun to learn from them, and the guest designers.

Jennifer recently showed us how to cut pattern paper in descending die cut sizes, and then layer them all back up together and mix-match the pattern paper.  I took her idea and came up with these fun easter bunny cards.  I used the new Happy Easter set from Lawn Fawn for the stamps, and I used oval spellbinders dies and a ribbon spellbinders die to make the banner.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn's Happy Easter set.  And, all the paper came from my stash, some of which no longer had the strip identifying manufacturer, so who knows what paper it was!  Sorry!

Jennifer showed us four different ways to layer the patterned paper, and I did each card using one of her techniques.  Here they are:

1. Mat oval shapes with white cardstock (draw outside edge of die and cut it with scissors to create the perfect shaped mat to frame the die cut paper).  I also layered the ovals with foam adhesive for a LOT of dimension.

This is really subtle, but can you see the little pink blush I put on this bunny's cheeks?

2. Edge each edge with a light gray marker (I used T1 Copic) and traced along the inside and outside edges of all the ovals.  All the ovals are on the same level, no foam adhesive here, although I popped up the bouncin' bunny.

3. Edging the inside and outside ovals edges with Distress Inks.  I used two colors, and alternated them for each oval.  I popped up the bunny on this one too, but the ovals are the same layer.

4. Popped up oval layers.  For this style, Jennifer suggested placing a solid white cardstock die cut oval base under each of the oval rings, which makes it easier to mount on the adhesive.  I did this, and it sure made it easier.

And, here is a close up, side shot of the layers, to help show the actual dimension

These cards were FUN to make, and relatively easy.  And, I really liked using some fun patterned paper that I have been hoarding.  I LOVE patterned paper, but do find it pretty difficult to use, especially on a card.  Jennifer and Kristina are opening up my eyes and broadening my horizons!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!