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Thursday, September 17, 2020

IB142 Playful Patterns

Hi there, stampers!  Thursday brings a new Inspired By challenge...woohoo, I loved this one...those peachy hues are right up my alley!  Although these colors don't match my living room, I would still love to have pillows like these: 


And here's our optional sketch!


I searched through my vast supply of retired DSPs because I knew that I probably had some Grapefruit Grove or Crisp Cantaloupe in there somewhere!  When I found a few that I liked, I pulled out a really old Papertrey hexagon die and went to work:


The process of cutting, poking and replacing all those wee little pieces was a bit time-consuming, but it was fun and relaxing, watching the colors fill in the grad!  The die comes with a couple of templates that you can use, depending on how many different colors or patterns you are incorporating.  I only chose four:


To make adhering the pieces easier, I cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet and applied it to the front of my card, then laid down the outer grid, then the pieces to fill in.  I heat embossed a birthday sentiment on to some Basic Black cardstock, and added a couple of circular elements and another Papertrey die, this time a butterfly that I embossed with the Ornate Floral EF:


I have several birthdays coming up this month, so it's nice to have some cards on hand!  I hope you'll check out what our designers did at the IB blog, and I hope you'll play along with us!  Thanks for popping in!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"The fear of the LORD leads to life: then one rests content, untouched by trouble."  Proverbs 19:23


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Little Treats
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe (ret), misc DSPs (ret), Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Craft White
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Black Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Die, Butterfly and Circle Dies (Papertrey), Pick a Banner Punch,  Heat Tool, Hexagon Die (Papertrey)

7 comments:

~amy~ said...

LeAnne, I appreciate the time it took to fill in that cover plate. It looks amazing. I used Crisp Cantaloupe too, one of my FAV SU colors.

Vickie said...

Love the color combo ...I have this die...so will follow suit. Gorgeous picture ...needs a fram.

I Card Everyone said...

I can't imagine! I'm counting FOUR different dsps AND white!! You might be able to arm-wrestle Popeye now, LeAnne! SOOOO worth the extra effort, and time, my friend!
SO fun!
=]

Kampin' Karen said...

Swoon! Now, I've got to get out my retired DSP from that package...I know I have it somewhere! I just love what you did with the honeycomb :-)

Lisa Elton said...

That's a lot of poking and gluing... but it was worth it! Terrific birthday card!

Danni Reid said...

Oh LeAnne, the patterns and colors are so sublime, gorgeous card!

Kim S said...

I love all of the patterns you put together. And so beautiful behind that embossed butterfly!