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Wild About You: a Sneak Peek

Pieces & Patterns by Stampin' Up!

You’ll go wild over the Pick a Pattern Suite—new in the 2017–2018 Annual Catalog—coming June 1, 2017. Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the first product suite that caught my eye. I mean, do I have to explain how much I love that adorable dinosaur?

Today’s card is inspired by Global Design Project #GDP086, a Sketch Challenge. I love the diagonal stripes in the sketch and I can think of several ways to represent them, you can use ink, ribbons, stamps and of course paper to make the stripes. Just have a look at the samples created by the Global Design Project Team for a variety of ideas.

For my card, I decided to use several sheets from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. With it’s creative, sketchy feel and modern color palette, I put this pack of paper on the top of my list. There are lots of fun patterns and the back of each sheet includes a simpler design that are great to mix and match.

It can be difficult to combine patterns without making your project look too busy, but I’ll share some tips to keep in mind when mixing patterns.

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper

How to Combine Designer Series Paper Patterns

  • Stick to two to three colors and take advantage of neutrals to add more interest without clashing.
  • Start with the busiest pattern first and choose simpler pieces with fewer colors to contrast it.
  • Use patterns from the same pack of Designer Series Paper. These were designed to work together and they share the same colors throughout the stack.
  • Place contrasting pieces next to each other. Small shapes next to larger ones, solid colors next to busy patterns, etc.

Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To keep the background simple, I stamped a Sahara Sand card base with the same color ink. The little dot stamp included in the Pieces & Patterns set matches the lower layer of Designer Series Paper—bonus! Each layer was glued over the card base with Multipurpose Glue.

I stamped the cute dinosaur with Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White Cardstock and colored it with an Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker. “Wild About You” was embossed on Basic Black cardstock. After gluing the dino to the sentiment, I attached the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add a little dimension to the card.

I hope you enjoyed the card today. Get more ideas for and play along with the sketch challenge at Global Design Project. We would love to see what you come up with too.

Can’t Wait to get the Pick a Pattern Suite?

You can join Stampin’ Up! right now and have access to dozens of products from the 2017–2018 Annual Catalog before they’re officially released! Plus you can get $125 worth of products for only $99, and save all year long with exclusive discounts.


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  • Reply Miss Hammie's Crafts

    Adorable card Shawn. I love the dsp.

    May 8, 2017 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Elisha Smith

    Adorable card! Thank you so much for the tips – very helpful! That poor Woolly Mammoth probably wonders how he was transported millions of years back in time! LOL!

    May 8, 2017 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Love this!!! Full of happy colors and it just makes me smile. The tips will make combining patterns so much easer????

    May 8, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Denita Wright-Smee

    Such an adorable dinosaur, Shawn! All of it is adorable. I love the ‘Pick a Pattern’ Suite. D xox

    May 8, 2017 at 7:52 am
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