Friday, May 29, 2015

Carta Bella - Life is a Journey

Hello, Carta Bella Paper fans!
I'm up on the Carta Bella Blog today with a two greeting cards using the new Travel Stories Collection!

Life is a Journey Card

The Carta Bella Travel Stories Collection is awesome...perfect for summer and travel projects, both masculine and feminine-themed!

Designer Tip:  Mixing Patterns

The thing I mostly LOVE about Carta Bella collections is the patterns of the paper!  The patterns ALL work great together, but I do follow a couple of simple rules when I put patterns together on a card.

1. Choose a subtle and muted pattern for the background.
2.  Choose a contrasting next layer.  Here it is a deep blue with a larger scale pattern.  
3.  The green arrow pattern serves as a header, of sorts, and in a "pop" of color, green.

Keep in mind, for patterns to compliment, they almost need to have contrasting color and varied scale patterns

Here is the supply list that I used to create the  greeting cards!

Carta Bella Travel Stories Collection
Carta Bella Natural White Linen Card Stock
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Tool
Tape Adhesive
Foam Adhesive
Liquid Glue
Baker's Twine

1.  Cut apart Carta Bella Natural White Linen Card Stock to 4.25" by 11" and score at at 5", fold and score to create the card base.

2.  Cut Travel Stories Collection patterned paper to desired sizes for layering on your card front.  My background piece is 4" by 5.25", and the main focal panel is 3" by 4.25".

3.  Adhere the layers together to accentuate the contrasting patterns of paper that were selected.

4.  Next, include some of your favorite Travel Stories Collection stickers, and add a bit of twine for texture and movement.

I hope you are inspired to mix some patterns and create a fun card today using your Carta Bella collections!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Celeste Goff said...

Great card Stacey! I love the colors!

I Card Everyone said...

Well there you have it: darling design and layers like nobody else can manage!! Stacey, please help me with that!!! Thanks for inviting me to play cards this week... what fun!
=] Michele

Sheri Gilson said...

Great card, Stacey! Love the papers and fun hot air balloon...we always have them flying above our house being up in Northern Cali (wine country). :)

Melody said...

Love the mix of patterns and the scrappy feel of your card.