Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Patterns Challenge

Stamp-a-faire is off and running! The first challenge, a Bridal Challenge, has been posted, and now it's time for our second challenge, the Patterns Challenge. Each of the Papertrey designers will be featuring a Go-To Card Pattern, along with some samples. Your challenge is to create a card based on any one of these patterns. I'm excited to see everyone's creations!

I'm working with Pattern Number 11 based on this gorgeous card by Nichole

I'm not usually a super technique-y person, so the opportunity to experiment within that masked off area was a challenge I was excited to take on.

On this first card, I did some ombre ink blending on the background using Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Tropical Teal. Before removing the masking tape, I added some black splatter, white splatter, and plain water splatter.

For the sentiment, I combined a Scripted die-cut with a Scripted stamped sentiment. The white die-cut is from the new Leaf Silhouettes die set.

Stamps: Scripted

Dies: Scripted, Leaf Silhouettes

Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow

Paper: Stamper's Select white card stock, Smokey Shadow card stock

Other: black mist, white mist, clear sequins, ink blending too, Post-It masking tape

For this next card, I experimented with some stenciling. I created a stencil by die-cutting Branching Out from card stock and using the negative as the stencil. I did the stenciling in layers -- first I sponged some leaves in Spring Moss, moving the stencil around to get good leaf coverage top to bottom. I then lightly sponged around the perimeter in Spring Moss (so that the strip would stand out agains the white card base). Next, I added some sponged leaves in Simply Chartreuse. Last, I added the darker leaves in Ripe Avocado.

For the sentiment, I combined a thanks die-cut from the Wet Paint Cuts die set, along with a white embossed stamped sentiment from the Wet Paint stamp set.

I accented with white butterfly die-cuts (from the Flower Favorites die set) and a clear sequin trio.

Stamps: Wet Paint

Dies: Wet Paint Cuts, Flower Favorites, Branching Out

Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark

Paper: Stamper's Select white, Enchanted Evening, and Ripe Avocado card stock

Other: white linen thread, clear sequins, white embossing powder, heat tool, foam tape adhesive, sponge daubers, ink blending tool

Have fun with these patterns! The Patterns Challenge link-up is on Nichole's blog. For lots more pattern inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:


Marybeth said...

Gorgeous cards Amy!

Anonymous said...

they look so simple but actually contain many elements and look very elegant.

Kathy said...

Both are gorgeous - love the greens and aqua so you used in the design strip.

SueB said...

great cards and explanation of the techniques used; thanx for the inspiration!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Amy, gorgeous, gorgeous design!! I really love <3 the impact that first card makes! I also love your use of layering shades with the ink blending on the leaves of your second card! Wow!

Nancy Penir said...

Can't wait to try this, Amy. Beautiful cards, and thanks for all steps.