Here’s a “Simple Sunday Sampler” for you today with a new “Design Tip”.
Design Tip for pattern mixing:
- Mixing patterns is a neat way to use patterned paper as a single design element. Patterns mix well when they have contrasting designs. An illustration of this is to look at the Cucumber Crush plaid pattern matched with the Crushed Curry horizontal dotted pattern strip under the oval… lines and circles… but because the colors are “analogous” or next to each other on the color wheel, they work together.
- The pattern in the first card layer, the white background with the Crushed Curry dots, is dots in a linear square pattern. This acts as an anchor to the linear plaid pattern and the dotted pattern. Interesting, isn’t it? I really enjoy researching and sharing these tips.
- I’ve always been the type of person that has to know “why?” Many of you may not be, but not to worry because Stampin’ Up! does all of that for us.
I chose these patterns from Stampin’ Up!’s “Cherry On Top” Designer Series Paper Stack.
The stamp set, “Honeycomb Happiness” is FREE with a $50.00 product purchase from either current catalog during Sale-A-Bration until March 31st.
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So, grab some patterned paper, create a “design element” and make something wonderful!