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:
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!
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