Friday, April 29, 2011

Branching Out with Geometric Patterns

Hello! Here is a simple card I made, again using the square frame from "Branching Out", but this time I created a pattern with it and I am in love with this look!
First I started with a panel of Pure Luxury White and stamped the square in vivid Coffee Bean into the center, with the branches top to bottom. Then I turned the image and stamped it again to the left and right of the center, this time with the branches side to side, slightly overlapping to make that diamond pattern. Do the same above and below.
Here is the finished pattern. you always just want to make sure when you overlap you aren't overlapping the branches one on top of the other, but the empty corner over the branches. I didn't need s stamp positioner, using a grid line block makes it really easy to line up your images.
Here is the finished card again, with a greeting from "Garden Silhouettes" popped up in the center on square punches. This time I added some sweet little paper flowers, where the diamonds intersected along the bottom, that Carolyn gave me for my birthday (among many other crafty goodies!) Finally I put some little silver adhesive nail heads in the centers.
Cardbase is Kraft. This symmetrical pattern on white reminds me of a garden trellis. I plan to try creating some other patterned designs in different colors with the oval and circle frames for this set, too.
Hope this was helpful and inspires you to try thinking outside the box with the "Branching Out" set (branch out, hee!) :)
Thanks for visiting!

15 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! This is SO unique and cool! Totally eye catching! I just might have to get these sets! Such awesome inspiration!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous card, Melanie! Hope you are feeling better today!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhh nice!!! Love the look! The flowers at the bottom are awesome! Hope you're better today! *HUGS*

Louise Fox said...

Melanie, How do you think of this stuff? As well, I hope you are feeling much better this day and thank you for your terrific inspiration. I received my set yesterday and can't wait to ink it up! Blessings

Kary said...

Hi Melanie, I LOVE your card!! It's a totally, super fabulous idea!
I'm sitting here, frustrated because the mail man isn't here yet with that stamp set ;( (haha)

harrahx2 said...

That is a very pretty card.

Lori said...

I love this idea Mel, so very pretty!!

Jan Castle said...

How very creative...love the look!!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melanie, this is totally gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon.

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cool idea Melanie! Now I have to put this set on my wish list. :o) I just received an order from GinaK. I finally got your year of borders. My wish list is much longer than my crafting allowance allows. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! OOOOOOOOO I do want that set BUT I just went shooooopping and spent lots....on stamping stuff....so this set has to wait... :(((((
Again, thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Jean McGee

Darla said...

Wow!! Quick easy and stunning!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Michelle said...

That is so cool! I love what you did on this card.

Donna said...

What a fantastic design! Reminds me of a quilt pattern! Hope you're feeling better -maybe you should go to the Dr.

Janeen said...

YES, you are an artist!