Wednesday 20 March 2013


More fun with Online Card Classes' Pattern Play today. The theme was embracing big, bold patterns: cut them up, tone them down, use just pieces, etc.

One of my nephews has a birthday this coming weekend, so I got out my CTMH Superhero paper pack and chose one of the patterns I'd only used pieces of before (check out that project HERE).

Here's what the whole 12x12 sheet looks like:
Large, kind of random, its gonna compete with anything and everything it comes in contact with...however, its also fun!
I used Kristina Werner's idea of slicing a large-scale floral into strips and letting the solid-colour background card-stock act as the "grout" for the mosaic effect. She sliced her paper vertically. I chose to do DIAGONAL slices, to reinforce the "up, up and away" effect. Turns out diagonal is VERY tricky to re-align--some of the connections got off-set, but it just added to the sense of movement on the card. See what you think:
I stamped the birthday sentiment onto a rub-on that complemented the paper, matted it on black to give it some visual separation from the main panel and also popped it with foam tape. Again following Kristina's lead, I punched some small stars from a coordinating paper, matted and popped them as well. And who says a boy's card can't have some BLING? A few red jewels complete the look.

I added a third pattern to the inside of the card:
Hope the birthday boy, aka Super Sam, likes it.

The Online Card Class runs through the end of the week--there's still time to sign up, learn a few tricks and be MIGHTILY inspired!

Happy crafting,

Supplies Used:
CTMH Superhero Paper pack and cardstock in Cranberry and Black.
CTMH inks in Cranberry and Black; also Staz-On black for stamping on the rub-on
CTMH stamp set Keyboard Uppercase
Paper Smooches stamp set Birthday Sampler
Paper Wishes bulk 5x7 card base
Michael's red crystal stickers


  1. I was wondering that rub -on on your nephew card were did you get it from?

  2. What a fun look. Love that you used the diagonal cuts...more interest! Really nice job.

  3. Hi True-to-me,
    The rub-on is from the Superhero Complements Rub-ons from Close to My Heart. It is no longer in the catalogue, but IS available in the "While SUpplies Last" section of my website. Here's the link:
    You will need to cut and paste the link. It is only $1.50 but you will be charged shipping so you may wish to see what else catches your eye. I'm in Canada, but if you need shipping to the US, I can help you find a consultant.

  4. Love the diagonal cut and the paper. Great card with the comic book theme.

  5. How creative of you to cut your strips diagonally! Perfect for this awesome paper!

  6. What a fantastic, graphic card! I love how you broke up the patterned paper diagonally, what a great design!

  7. Love the diagonal look - gives another whole look. Your card is fabulous!

  8. Great job Caroline - Sam is going to love it!!

  9. Love what the diagonal did for this paper!

  10. Oh my gosh, Batman, what a creative and fun card. I love the diagonal cutting as well and you "POW" shaped sentiment just adds to the fun of this great card.

  11. Really cool way to use the technique. Love the end result, card looks great! :)

  12. Love this technique with the comic book print.


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