Friday, September 26, 2014

We Three Kings

Our Jingle Belles prompt - We Three Kings - is to encourage you to dig into your stash of designer papers (you know you have them!) and use at least three different patterned papers in your card design.

This may happen by cutting into your favorite hoarded pieces ... or  by digging into your scrap pile ... You can combine three different patterns from the same coordinated collection, or branch out and choose unrelated prints that you just happen to love. Be brave, be colorful, and have fun!

Here are the cards we made this week celebrating designer paper:

Lauren says, "I've actually got six different patterns here, though admittedly some are featured more prominently than others. The MME blue background is pretty obvious. The two red prints by 7 Gypsies from which I've die-cut my "appliqued" quatrefoils are very similar, but one has a shiny accent that adds just a little variety. Pattern number four is the very pale white-on-white by K and Co which constitutes my card base; whilst the last two are snowflakes in my focal point stack: reddish polka dots by Glitz down towards the bottom and pale blue swirls by Basic Grey up towards the top!"

Stephanie says, "My inspiration came from the photo at the Weekly Christmas Card Challenge. I started going through my hoarded 12"x12" papers and pulled out pages that featured reds and pinks (none of which are actually Christmas papers or from the same paper collection). I combined them using this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch. The strips of paper melted into the background design, so I matted them with dark brown cardstock, which helps all of the patterns work together. My focal elements is another pocket card, which makes cardmaking so easy."

Link up between now and 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, October 12th. Keyword for galleries and flickr is JB:14:20.


Furrbster said...

What a great take on the carol title!!! I had great fun with this.

Lorraine said...

I love, love, love your cards. Thanks for the challenge and for the inspiration.