Thursday, April 11, 2013

Online Card Classes-Pattern Play

I hoard love patterned papers. Signing up for the On Line Card Classes’ Pattern Play was a no brainer.  I also really appreciated that it is only a "week" long class.  (I put quotes around the week, because none of the classes I have taken were limited to 5 or 10 weekday days, they have had bonus days.) I have trouble keeping going those second weeks. I love all the information, but for my attention span it is a bit long.

I will be in California by the time this posts.  It is a picture heavy post of each of the cards for the class. I  so enjoyed the class. I took notes, I transcribed them each day, I did my homework. I posted to flicker often, but am combining them all in one blog post after the class is over and I have headed to California.

I made all the cards for Hubs to open while I am on the west coast taking care of a few things. 

If you have not taken an online card class, this is an excellent one to start with because of the duration, the fun topic and the large volume of card videos that take you through it step by step.  This is my third class and I have enjoyed them all greatly.  It was easy to use items I already had in my stash, but that shopping discount is definitely tempting. LOL!  I believe there is another week-long class coming up very soon. You can sign up for their newsletter here, and get the class notice as soon as they are announced.

Day One

Day One
Getting Started with Patterned Papers (Choosing patterns, balance)
Choosing a large, medium, and “solid” type papers to make contrast.
Ink: Versamark
Die: Spellbinder Hexagons
Stamp: Hero Arts CL582 Year Round Sentiments
Cardstock: The Paper Company Card base
Patterned Paper: Pink Petticoat- Wild Blossoms Collection. My Minds Eye - Indie Chic 6x6
Embellishment: Recollections Silver brad dipped in embossing powder
Embossing: Tsukineko White
Fiber: Target bakers twine
Card Size: 4.5 by 6.5

Day Two
Day Two
Patterned Paper & Stamping
Iron off the clear embossing after inking is dried, takes shine off paper.
Die: Hero Arts (you from Thank you)
Stamp: Hero Arts CG102 Antique Brocade
Cardstock: Card Base - The Paper Company, Stampin Up Whisper White
Patterned Paper: K & Company Small Wonders Boy designer mat pad 4.75 x 6.75 pad
Embellishment: EK Success Glitter
Embossing: Recollections Clear
Card Size: 3.5 by 5.5 Inches


Day Three
Hard to Use Patterns
Use them sparingly, or completely embrace them but space it out, use diecut negatives
Ink: Hero Arts - Cup O’ Joe; Distress Inks Walnut Stain
Die: Memory Box
Stamp: Hero Arts CL582 Year Round Sentiments
Cardstock: Recollections Card Base, DCVW
Patterned Paper: Unknown scraps
Embossing: Recollections Clear
Fiber: Hug Snug
Card Size: 4.5 x 6.5

Day Four
Paper Alteration, add accents to paper, white wash with distress stain
Ink: Versamark
Die: Spellbinders
Stamp: Hero Arts CL582 Year Round Sentiments
Cardstock:The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye- Indie Chic
Embellishment: Enamel Accents, Glossy Accents
Embossing: Tsukineko
Card Size: 4.5 by 6.5 inches

Day Five

Day Five
Paper Manipulation, weaving, quilting, making your own layered embellishments
Ink: Versamark
Die: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese
Stamp: Craft Smart, Hero Arts CL492 Type Written Letters
Marker: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Cardstock: The Paper Company, Vellum-Core D’Nations
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers -Travel Light
Embossing: Darice Folder, Recollections-Pesto

Card Size: 4 x 5.5 Inches

Thanks for stopping by.
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lenny said...

Woooow! You've been busy!!
AWESOME homework, Cat!
Beautiful cards! Great choice of patterned papers!

Lin said...

Hi Cat! I'm a paper junkie, too, it comes from the same gene I had collecting fabrics for quilting :)) Love all these designs, but the 2nd and 3rd are my faves.....pinning them.

Sally said...

Wow, love seeing all of these creations in one post, Cat. I also love my patterned paper, almost too much to use it! The use of the big patterned paper on day 3 is wonderful - love the technique you used!

Kristi said...

These are all so pretty! I've heard good things about that class, I need to check it out!

Martha said...

WOW, Cat! You've created lots of BEAUTIFUL cards!
Love the pretty papers & colors.