Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pattern-Blocked Card

Hi!  I have a question for you all.  I know what color blocking is.  But is there such a thing as pattern blocking?  If so, then that's the technique I've been really into using on my cards lately.
Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; patterned papers from Lily Bee; stickers from Bella Blvd.

I like to cut patterned paper into rectangles [blocks], mat the rectangles on either a solid or another pattern, and then use embellishments to connect the rectangles.  I used this technique on the card above.  The big chevron print is divided into two blocks, and the blocks are connected by the round sticker.
The houses inside the card are fussy cut from Lily Bee paper.

By the way, this is a Christmas card, though it may look more like a housewarming card.  In December my husband and I donated to the charity Habitat for Humanity, in honor of some of our relatives.  This donation was in lieu of a Christmas gift.  Since I didn't have a physical gift to wrap and place under the tree for these relatives, I made them this handmade card--with a habitat/home theme--and put that under the tree instead.

I think this is the last Christmas card from 2013 that I have to share on my blog.  I have one more Christmas-related project to share, though, so look for that in a future post.  See you then!


Lynette said...

Such a lovely bright card. I love the little fussy cut houses inside.

Halle said...

I love the little houses marching across the inside of the card! Unexpected joy!

Carol L said...

That's a great card with all the patterned paper and those cute little houses inside! Great idea for a gift too!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I don't make many cards, so I absolutely love seeing yours, Denise! This one is so awesome, and I love the inside as much as I love the outside, too! So cool!