Today I am sharing the last of the three cards in my little Patterned Paper Series…and my favorite of the three I shared here this week…
For this card, I started off with a base card in mushroom. (I think slate would have been an even better choice but I didn’t have any of that color so I went with mushroom as my dark neutral base for some nice contrast, and it worked out fine.)
I cut 1/2″ strips of 6 different patterns that contained similar colors. I chose some of the darker patterns so that the white butterfly would show up well against the patterned background. I cut a scrap of card stock to measure 2.75×3.50″ and covered it with Tombow adhesive. I then applied the patterned paper strips across the sticky surface of my scrap on the diagonal, making sure to line up the edges of each pattern so they were snug against each other.
Once the entire scrap was covered, I turned it over and trimmed off the papers that hung over the edge and when I flipped it back over I had this great little piece of covered card stock to use as a background!
I glued the patterned piece to another piece of sugar card stock as a mat, stamped my sentiment (from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set), and to finish it off, applied the largest butterfly of the butterfly trio die set to the card front with a glue dot, using sparkle stickers for the body.
I love the blast of color that the patterned papers add to the background without being completely overwhelming. I think the solid, white butterfly is just the right embellishment for this card. It adds some crisp contrast that wouldn’t exist if the butterfly had been stamped with a pattern or sprayed with Splash!
Love it—so happy to share it with you today! I hope these patterned paper cards I’ve shared this week help to inspire you in your own card projects.