I have two bins of 6X6 paper pads, and I do use them for both card making and scrapbooking (although it's been far too long since I've worked on Project Life), but they aren't my go-to supply like they used to be. The folks at Simon Says feel the same way and this week's Monday Challenge is to use patterned papers. Both my cards today use the patterned papers that came with one of Papertrey Ink's Mini-Market kits. This one is "Still Life: Summer." I love the colors, and hope they'll issue a refill pack soon, as I've come close to depleting the papers.
I mounted a sheet of the patterned paper on a card base of Raspberry Fizz, and added a strip of Washi tape down the side. The diecuts come already printed in the kit, so it makes for a quick and easy card. The sentiment, from "Scripted" was embossed in white on a scrap of black cardstock.
Although it didn't photograph well, I added some Wink of Stella to the fruits, and die cut a black shadow for the diecut word.
Here's another card, also from the kit, with just a strip of patterned paper. This time I used a preprinted tag from the kit as well as the colored raffia.
The patterned paper was added to some white cardstock, then die cut with a Simon Says "Stitched Rectangle" (could be the most used die cut set in the house). Then all was mounted on bright green cardstock. I used a new-to-me Distress Stickles, Clear Rock Candy on the peaches, which photographed much better than the Wink of Stella.
Linking up with Simon Says "Monday Challenge."