Several women in one of my yahoo groups signed up to take an online class. The class is about learning to use pattern paper when card making. Some of you already know that I have struggled with using pattern papers. Up until a few months ago EVERY layout and almost every card had a solid background. I must say that I have broken through that barrier with my layouts but am still struggling with my cards. So this class was right up my alley. I am excited to get to sit down and catch up with the videos tomorrow but took the time when putting together a quick card this morning to use one of the principles from Day 1. I needed a card for a couple at church that are really going through some tough times. Since it is for a couple I wanted to lean towards the masculine (ugh). Also I found this Tim Holtz 4.25x5.5 distress pad at Joann's last week. I am sure this is not a new product but it was a new discovery for me. I ran home and tried it out with my paisley embossing folder and knew that I was going to start my card with that piece of paper. Amber Kemp-Gerstel shared her way of choosing papers, use a bold, a basic, and a blah. So that is what I did for this card. I combined the Tim Holtz paper (my basic) with a bold and a blah from my Authentique 6x6 Genuine bundle. I can hardly believe I stamped on the patterned paper! The card is so super simple but I have resisted the urge to bling it up and will rush it into the envelope so that I will leave it alone! What was great is that using the principles that I learned on Day 1 of the class I was able to pick my papers and get a card done in under 15 minutes..... usually just picking the paper takes me twice that much time!! I hope to get back in my crafty space soon and make a few more cards........hmmmm wonder how long it will take?
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