Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's Got Rhythm

Inspiration for this card came from the current challenge at the MUSE Card Club. The goal is to create a card based on an inspiration card created by Marion Vagg. Marion created a colorful, patterned card with a bright cheerful feel. I wanted to create a card that evoked the same happy feeling.  In addition to the bright, cheerful colors, I loved her placement of her patterned papers...they seem to have rhythm.  I wanted to replicate that rhythm, so I placed  alternating patterned papers horizontally.  I really liked the orange diamond shapes and the chevrons on Marion's patterned papers. I didn't have a patterned paper with the same bold, bright feel, so I cut a blue striped piece of paper with decorative scissors (to give it a similar chevron pattern on the edge).  I backed these blue striped pieces of paper with a bright green colored cardstock and repeated the chevron edge by cutting it with the decorative scissors. To create a diamond pattern in the center of the blue striped paper, I punched squares and then turned them on end and adhered them. The decorative tape with the floral pattern gave me a second pattern to alternate with the blue striped paper. I adhered this cream colored decorative tape to a piece of the same green cardstock that I used to mat the blue striped strips. The tape was somewhat translucent and allowed some of the green color to come through.  This added just the right touch and the new color worked well with the other colors. I positioned my sentiment in the same corner as Marion placed hers, however, I used a banner and stamped the sentiment instead.
Cardbase: Paper Studios
Punch: Family Treasures
Ink: Tsukineko: Brillance
Stamp: Stamp' in Up
Patterned Paper: Great Paper Co.
Decorative Tape: Darice
Green Cardstock: Bazzil


  1. Your successful at creating a happy card Brenda! The colors are wonderful together!!!

  2. Lovely card Brenda. I love the colours

  3. Love your choice of colors, Brenda!

  4. Gorgeous background pattern! Very nice card! :)