Thursday, June 7, 2012

Primary Pattern

Here’s my card for this week’s Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. This week’s trend watch challenge was to be inspired by a photo featuring several different graphic prints—each with a different pattern and color scheme. Most of my Paper Smooches sets are image or sentiment based, so I used my one shape set—Primary—to make this card with a simple repeated pattern based on the pattern in the upper right corner of the graphic.

My card was inspired by the repeated circle pattern with hearts randomly interspersed in the circles. The circles are against a creamy yellow background, so I used a yellow base for my card. For the repeated pattern, I stamped the heart image from the Primary set repeatedly on a white panel. I used Memento teardrop shaped ink pads to ink the image so I could get two different colored lines of hearts stamped at a time. To mimic how the pink hearts stood out, I stamped a few on a scrap of cardstock, cut them out, and randomly attached them to the stamped piece with dimensional dots.

So that the sentiment wouldn’t be lost among the pattern, I attached a pale blue cardstock panel at the top of the stamped piece. I stamped the “I love you” sentiment from the Word Salad set on it in matching light blue ink. To divide the two sections of the panel, I attached a strip of light blue twill  between them and added a white button tied with green baker’s twine as an accent.

Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Primary and Word Salad stamp sets, Memento Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Dandelion, and Angel Pink inks, May Arts light blue twill striped ribbon, Divine Twine green apple baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); white button (Michaels); corner rounder


  1. This is so lovely Lori! I love your colours and the hearts are perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Sparks challenge.

  2. Gorgeous! I love the colour combo and how you popped up some of the hearts. :)

  3. This is so soft looking! Thanks for telling us how you inked up the image with the mini memento pads. I always forget about that...and I have like ALL the colors! LOL! ;)


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