Friday, September 26, 2014

we three (or more!) kings

this fortnight at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we have an awesome challenge, but admittedly a pretty lame title. what we want to see are cards that use at least three different patterned papers, we just couldn't come up with any other christmassy trio, so "three kings" it is! anyone who's been to this blog even once will have sussed that i *love* combining patterns, so this one was right up my creative street! and here's my card now:

patterned papers: mme, 7 gypsies, k and co, basic grey, glitz design; glitter sentiment banner: papaya art; glittery vintage style embellishment tag: k and co; medallion cut from snowflake lace paper: ki memories; fabric poinsettia: micahels; snowflake dies: spell binders; (hidden) brad holding snowflake stack together: we r memory keepers; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i've actually got six different patterns here, can you spot them all? the my mind's eye blue background is pretty obvious, as are the two different reds by 7 gypsies from which i've die-cut my "appliqued" quatrefoils. pattern number four is the very pale white-on-white by k and co which makes up my card base; whilst the last two are snowflakes in my focal point stack: reddish/pink polka dots by glitz down towards the bottom and pale blue swirlies by basic grey up towards the top!

i've used the current cardabilities sketch (#107), which i think you'll agree is a pretty foolproof way to make an AWESOME holiday card!

how many patterns can *you* combine in one card? or perhaps you'd prefer to choose exactly three and make them work? the choice is yours! meanwhile, come and see what stephanie has done and start planning your own bid for pattern combination domination at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!


  1. Very nice card! Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!

  2. I just MIGHT have some patterned paper with Christmas themes, maybe. I should play this one!

  3. Stunning ... love the contrast of the red cut-outs.


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