Do you use your Designer Series Paper or do you hoard it? Many of my customers keep it for “special” occasions. But I learned that many don’t use it because then don’t know how to use it. So today, we’re going to explore this a little. I’m going to show you how to mix patterns on a card.
I picked Moroccan Designer Series Paper for this card. The designs are unusual and gender neutral! I picked two different papers. One is multi-colored, while the other is pretty much monochromatic. That’s the easiest way to combine patterns.
One paper has a bigger, bolder pattern. The other paper has a simpler, smaller pattern. That’s a second tip for combining patterns.
Finally, I separated the patterns with solid Night of Navy. That helps to give your eyes a place to rest. That’s the third tip to combine patterns.
To review, in order to combine patterns on a card:
- Use only 1 multi-colored pattern and keep the rest monochromatic.
- Use only one bold pattern and keep the rest smaller and simpler.
- Separate the patterns with solid colors.
And there you have it. Easy-peasy!
The only thing I would change if I were to make this card again, I would include more white space (or maybe vanilla space) around the sentiment (which is from the Paisleys & Posies photopolymer stamp set). That would help it stand out from the patterned paper.
It’s really easy to combine patterns on a card. Do you every do this? If so, please leave a comment and tell us how!