flag cards

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Here are a few more cards that I made this weekend to play along with Monday Card Madness #84 from last week.  

Here’s the sketch: 

I like that there are multiple layers of paper & patterns used in this this sketch.  I used my 6×6 What’s Up paper pack (BasicGrey) and there are only a few solid papers so I tried to work the patterns together but not make it too busy.    The best thing about the 6×6 paper packs is that they print the patterns smaller so that they work really well for small sized pieces like cards. 

Next time I have so many patterns, I’d like to try the opposite look and keep a simple white background as the main stage.  Then add just a touch of pattern for accent. 

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I used the flair stickers on the bottom left of each card and they are nice & thick to give great dimension.  They remind me of those pins the wait staff wear at TGI Fridays but they have a sticker on the back.  A fun idea for an embellishment!

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Next I want to do a 2 page layout with this paper so I stopped by Ben Franklin to get a few 12×12 sheets (it was interesting to see how much larger the patterns are on the full sheets).   For the layout, I am going to use the same flags you see here but expand it across both pages. It will be fun to see how it turns out. Not sure if I can use some photos of Gavin or if there will be too much purple/pink for boy photos. We’ll see!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Brads & Flair Stickers-What’s Up Basic Grey Collection, Stamps-Stampin Up, Black ink pad

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