Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Echo Park

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Hello!  It's the last Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine Go-to Gal Designer Challenge.  It's also our first one with Laina!  Welcome Laina! 

This month, we've chosen to work with products from Echo Park!  Eek, I love pattern paper so this was fun for me.  
Everything I worked with is from their new Splendid Sunshine 12x12 kit and 6x6 pad.

For my first card, I trimmed out a journaling card from a 12x12 piece of paper and rounded the edges of all 4 corners with my 1/8" corner chomper.  Then, I backed it with a striped patterned paper.  To embellish the journaling card I die cut a heart, also from some patterned paper and added it to my journaling card.  
I'm a kraft-paper-aholic.  I love kraft and I can tell you certains krafts work better for certain colors.  I love the Neenah Desert Storm kraft for pretty pastel colors and wow didn't the Avery Elle white pigment ink stamp great on it! :)  Perfect compliments for pretty patterned papers! 

Next, I wanted to really have some fun layering! 
I pulled out a bunch of my favorite dies and then went to town cutting a bunch of patterned papers.  With a bunch of pieces ready to go, I simply started layering!
I just love the colors of this pretty Echo Park collection!  

Now it's off to see what the other Go-to Gals have cooked up with Echo Park papers... 

Heather Campbell <-- That's me!

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18 comments:

Laura Williams said...

ahhh, these are both so sweet heather!!!!! that bow on the first card is THE perfect touch. I LOVE it!!!! :) xoxo

Chark said...

just lovely, the heart that sparkles is a perfect touch!

Chark said...

ha, it sounds like I'm arguing with Laura, above, who said the bow was the perfect touch. You can see I didn't read her comment first...but I stand by my heart statement :)

Maye M.L said...

Heather, both cards are beautiful and playful. Great inspiration, thanks! Cheers.

Sabrina said...

Great cards!!

Happy Dance said...

Two sweet cards! What great papers, but then, I've always love EP! Really happy colors, and wonderful designs. Bev

Kathy Berger said...

Wonderful cards! I never really thought of pastels and kraft together, but now that I see how sweetly they work together, I will have to give it a go myself! Thanks!

Helen F. said...

Love both of your cards, Heather! Thanks for two very different design ideas:-)

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. Love all the layers on that Thanks card.

Candy B said...

Oh I love ideas for patterned paper. And I agree with the sentiment too!

Shannon J said...

Total LOVE!! The papers, designs, the enamel heart, THAT bow...oh that bow!!!

Nadine Lange said...

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing today.

Nadine Lange said...

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing today.

Natalie said...

Just love your cards, Heather!!

Kayleen said...

Love the paper! Think of me when you have scraps to get rid of. :)

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great layers! TFS.

Renee said...

Both of these are so cute! Love the pink bow and the Paper Smooches sentiment!

Jen Carter said...

I just love the colors in these papers! Fun cards!!