Hello, crafty friends! I had a wonderful time with my hubby in Las Vegas last weekend. The most exciting thing was that he won some money at casino slots. Then we came back home with all the winning money yesterday, and it will cover the luxurious spa/massage and fine restaurant on Valentine’s day next month. Doesn’t it sound perfect for a romantic evening out? 🙂
Okay, without further ado, it’s time for a new challenge over at CASology! This week’s cue word is CONTRAST! For today’s card, I wanted to create an almost-clean-and-simple card with a vibrant contrast of colors using some patterned papers. So I pulled out my sewing machine to try something a little different and I love how it turned out! Here is what I came up with:
I went with triangles on my super colorful card, inspired by Jocelyn’s card at the CAS-ual Friday challenge: Color Blocks. I made a patchwork design myself using strong bold colors and fancy patterns from a pack of Japanese origami paper. I cut the papers into random sizes, adhered them onto the panel, and sewed them with zig zag stitch. For my card base, I used the Rustic Cream cardstock by Papertrey Ink to achieve an oriental-paper-look-alike.
After that, I punched out the bottom of my quilted panel to make a space for the sentiment. Then I stamped hello from the Good Times stamp set by Mama Elephant in Memento Rich Cocoa. I finished off my card by popping the panel up on foam tape.
FYI, my inspiration came from Korean flower card game which is “Wha-tu“. Since the Korean New Year is around the corner, January 31, it remined me of my family and relatives playing wha-tu during the holiday. As you can see, there are 48 cards in the game, and each card has simple yet beautiful image in it.
Since this week’s cue word is CONTRAST, I made another version of my first card with same layout, but I used some solid cardstock instead. It’s SUPER CAS to make, right? But I want to call my quilted card CAS as well, even though I used multiple patterned papers. Grouping the busy patterns together in one side along with leaving white space was great way to make my design clean and simple. What do you think?
May Skyong Park <– you are here!