There's an old rule that says patterns shouldn't be combined.
But cardmakers (and scrapbookers) have been breaking that rule for some time now. That's what happens when we buy lots of pretty patterned paper!
Now we've got an all out dare with the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge over at Moxie Fab World . The challenge?
Create a paper crafted project that incorporates pattern mixing in an innovative way.Well, gee - that's hard to pass up. ;) I don't know about innovative, but I sure managed to mix up a few patterned papers!
I was dying to pair the "I miss you already" stamp (from the new Really Good Greetings stamp set) with the adorable luggage patterned paper from the new I Am Me Designer Series Paper collection. So I figured what the heck and threw in three more patterns. Um, that really sounds like a hot mess, now doesn't it.
I die-cut two of the papers using the new Deco Labels Collection Framelits and sponged them with Basic Gray ink. I think that helped to define things a bit. The sentiment was stamped on the fourth and final patterned paper, cropped with a circle punch, and popped up in the center of the layered labels.
I decided at the last minute to incorporate a little ribbon. The Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon helps to pull that color out more to balance the heavier red and gray colors.
I dunno. It's busy, but I kind of like it. It's definitely a stretch beyond my normal pattern mixing, but it was a fun experiment.
Oh, and if you think this CARD is a little busy, be sure to check out the inspiration photos for the challenge. Apparently, the fashion industry has taken note and wants in on the fun, because there is some serious print mixing going on like nobody's business!
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Really Good Greetings (W-130330, C-130333)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981), Real Red (126949)
Paper: Basic Gray card stock (121044), I Am Me Designer Series Paper (130138)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies (130102), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (125582)
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