At Stampin’ Up! Leadership in January, Carrie Cudney demonstrated some projects using the Parker’s Patterns designer series paper. The designs in the paper simulate a dyeing technique called Ikat (pronounced ee’-kaht), and it’s similar to tie-dyeing. The difference is you tie dye the fibers before weaving instead of dyeing the entire piece of fabric. I love the bright colors and the patterns in this paper. Parker’s Patterns papers work great for cards for men and boys, but they can also be used for more feminine cards as well. Here’s an example Carrie showed us.
Wouldn’t that be perfect for Father’s Day as well as a birthday? Look at the next photo to see the clever way Carrie created the watch. Yep – it’s a soda pop top, also from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.
You can order from the Spring Catalog through May 31, 2013, but don’t wait! Order now, so you can start creating those spring projects. The Parker’s Patterns suite has a collection of coordinating products – buttons, ribbon, stamps and stampable canvas – but it coordinates very well with products from the annual catalog as well as the Window Frames Collection framelits and other products held over from the Holiday catalog.
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