Sunday, September 18, 2011

Your Kindness is Truly Appreciated

I'm happy to report that the garden is looking better since I gave it a bit of attention this weekend, but I'm aching all over right now because of it :( And boy was it hot! If this is a preview of Summer I don't want it!

I did have a chance to make another card this weekend. I have to admit I spent alot of time on this (I think I got up and walked away about five times). I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards and combine it with with the Easy Craft Projects challenge - to use 6 patterned papers on a project.

Here's the sketch from Lily Pad Cards:

Your Kindness is Truly Appreciated (1)

Inspired by the sketch, I used four strips of patterned paper from the Secret Bird Society collection 6x6 paper pad by Kaisercraft (my favourite set, but I've rarely used it!) cut a circle with a Spellbinder's die (5), and the bird and leaves are cut out of one of the papers, so that makes 6 patterned papers on one card! Phew :) Choosing the papers and arranging the strips was the hardest part of creating this card. I went with the most complimentary patterns that aren't overly busy.

Your Kindness is Truly Appreciated (2)

I stamped the sentiment from the biggest sentiments set I own - Truly Appreciated by Hero Arts.

Your Kindness is Truly Appreciated (3)

I popped the little birdy up with foam dots to make him jump off the page a little, and the leaves wanted to curl up a bit by themselves which is always a nice look.

So are multiple patterned papers your thing? If you are like me and you think two patterned papers on a card is plenty, perhaps you should take up the challenge by Easy Craft Projects as well, you never know where it will take you!

Thanks for taking a look, and have a great day!


  1. Divine! I love how you've incorporated six patterns but it doesn't take away from your clean and simple design. Stunning!

  2. Now I'd run a mile from the challenge to use 6 patterns on one project but you rocked it!!! Kept your fab CAS style and still managed to incorporate so many patterns!

  3. Truly lovely card...beautiful use of the sketch! I'm so glad you joined us in this Lily Pad Cards challenge!

  4. I never would have guessed you used six patterns here! It looks so coordinated and perfect. I am also loving that little birdy cut out. Very pretty card! :-)

  5. Jess, I love your card - blues and a bird, what else do we need? :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  6. Beautiful Jess! Everything coordinates so well and I love that stamped sentiment! :)

  7. You have done a great job of adding numerous papers to this lovely card! I can hardly use just one!! Grat job!

  8. Such a pretty card! Love the softness of it!

  9. Such a beautiful card! Love your take on the challenge!

  10. Jess your card is so gorgeous and elegant. I love the colors you used and the bird as the focal point is perfect. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing with us at lily pad cards.


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