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Sunday Sketches SS024 - The art of mixing patterned papers.

Mixing patterned paper can be a challenge when you are creating a card.  

Today along with this weeks card sketch I am going to share a couple of tips for putting patterns together. I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog page 5. 

Sunday Sketches SS024 Birthday Banners Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I picked three patterns - odd numbers tend to look best. Once you get the hang of mixing three you can try putting five different patterns together.   

  1. Pick your focal point pattern (center paper)
  2. Your next one should color coordinate with your focal point pattern but be larger or smaller in print. (packages)
  3. Add different scales so for the third pattern you wanted it a different scale than pattern 1 & 2.  I chose the candles they are just a bit smaller than the packages.  

While all of my papers tend to have the same colors remember they don't have to be the same colors, just coordinate well. 

I hope these tips help you next time you are picking out several papers for your project. 

Sunday Sketches SS024 www.stampstodiefor.com
Here is this week's card sketch.  It is hard to believe that I have been sharing sketches each Sunday for 3 months!   I would love to see what you come up with. Snap a picture with your smart phone and upload it to my Facebook Page.

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I used the Birthday Banners stamp set for today's card that I just got in my Stampin' Up! order this week.  It was a new set featured in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Sometimes I can't get all the I love ordered before the next catalog comes out, the Holiday Catalog and before you know it, the Occasions and Sale-a-Brations are here.  

After 19 years I still can't get enough of Stampin' Up! stamp sets and products.   As a demonstrator I am not required to only share with you Stampin' Up! products, however there isn't enough time to share all that I love.  

Stampers Connecting with Each Other!

Don't forget to stop back on Tuesday for this month's Color Your World Blog Hop.  It is our 1 Year Anniversary.  

We started a special Facebook Group called "Colour Your World Challenge Group".  This group is for Card Makers and Scrapbookers who like to be inspired with Color Combination Challenges.  If this sounds like you I would love to have you join!

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month a new Challenge will be posted. The Colour Your World Design Team will kick off the challenge our Blog Hop.

Everyone is welcome to play along with the challenge by uploading your projects on the Facebook Group.  

We do ask that you not post any links in the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos  

Want to Join?

 

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