I have to admit that I LOVE patterned paper. I mean, what's NOT to love, right? Beautiful colors, endless patterns and some even have matching doo-dads and things. However, I'm just not good at using them. I tend to make my own background patterns and call it a work of art. I recently came across a cute little pad of papers at Target of all places (go figure) and had the over whelming urge to add it to my ever unused stash of patterned papers so I eagerly snatched it up and put it in my cart. I was so giddy over it I even texted a picture of it to a good friend and fellow cardmaker. I'm sure she probably thought I was insane because she knows I don't venture into the yummyness of patterned papers.
I think I've realized why I have such a tough time. Growing up we are taught how to dress ourselves. Heck, I'm going to date myself here, but my clothing had little animals on it and you pulled out a pair of shorts and a top that had the same animal on the tag and you knew they matched and that's what was ment to go together. Don't go putting on a giraffe shirt with a pair of lion pants...you seriously can not go mixing those! See, from a young age it's drilled into us to not wear a stripped shirt with polka dot pants. So I'm going to blame my non creativeness on Garanimals. It's all totally their fault ;) Since my free spirit of mixing patterns was so stifled I apply this same rule to cardmaking. I see all these pretty cards with multiple patterns and I totally puffy heart them but my brain won't let me make one of my very own. I decided to pull out that horded little pack of paper, told my inner self to sit down & shut the heck up and just went with the flow....
Whatcha think? Did I pull it off or am I breaking the no polka dot pants and stripped shirt rule? I can't decide if I love it because of the color palette, the patterned paper or the fun Washi flags. On another note, I'm still having a hard time resisting slapping a bow somewhere on this card. I know that I don't always have to use beautiful bows on everything, but I just can't help myself....sigh
That's it for me today...thanks for stopping by!!!!