Pattern Play: XOXO Card

For our fifth homework assignment in the Online Card Class Pattern Play course, our task was to manipulate paper in nonstandard ways. There were some beautiful examples of using different scraps of patterned paper to “weave” a new design.

Here’s my try:

My XOXO card, pretty in pink.

My XOXO card, pretty in pink.

I cut various strips of patterned paper, mostly in shades of pink, black and white, from the Paper Studio “Love You” 6 x 6 paper pad. Then I wove them together, laying the strips both horizontally and vertically across each other in an alternating pattern, like a tapestry. Then I glued them to some white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot machine using a Sizzix tag die.

Next I took a coordinating strip of paper from the same paper pad and scored it every quarter of an inch using my Martha Steward score board. Then I edged it in silver pigment ink and glued it to the back of the patterned tag using glue dots. I also edged the tag in the same silver ink.

For the sentiment, I punched a circle in white using my EK Success circle punch. I stamped it with an XOXO sentiment and tiny flower from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set, in Versafine Black ink. I painted the little flower with a paintbrush dipped in Dylusions Bubblegum Pink spray. Then I added clear rhinestones over the “o’s” in the sentiment. As a last step, I took silver glitter glue and edged the circle and put a little dot in the center of the flower.

I used the same Dylusions spray to splatter the background of the cardbase, followed by a quick splatter from silver Perfect Pearls spray. The final step was punching a hole through the card to line up with the tag hole to tie a bow in some hot pink organza ribbon.

I like the result. One note, though: Beware of silver pigment ink! It takes forever to dry! I went through five or six variations of the sentiment because I tried to edge it in the silver ink. Even after using my heat gun, I still managed to smear it. I finally gave up and just used the silver glitter glue instead. Whew!

Please let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!


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