One of my favorite design pairings is that of stripes and shapes in complementary colors. Many scrapbook manufacturers create paper in compatible color tones to allow for different patterns to match up into one fabulous creation.
The olive, blue, black and taupe colors in this card's paper give it a vintage feel, and the orange accents along with the misshapen balls modernize the design.
2 sheets designer patterned cardstock with bold shapes (8 x 11 inches)
1 sheet striped scrapbook paper (complementary color to patterned paper)
Self-adhesive ribbon or trim in complementary colors
Snowflake paper punch
Self-adhesive rhinestone accents
Step 1: Fold 1 sheet of designer patterned cardstock in half to make a card (Tip: Use a bone folder along the folded edge to make a nice flat crease).
Step 2: Cut the striped paper to fit the bottom half on the front of the card. Attach it to the front of the card with double-stick tape.
Step 3: Mask the seam where the 2 papers meet by applying a strip self-adhesive ribbon or trim across the card (refer to photo).
Step 4: Cut out a shape from the second sheet of patterned cardstock, like I did with the blue ball that is on the striped bottom half of the card. Attach the shape off-center on the striped part of the card with double-stick tape.
Step 5: Punch out snowflakes from white paper (Tip: I used a Martha Stewart brand snowflake paper punch).
Step 6: Use gluestick to attach the snowflakes to the front of the card.
Step 7: Add a finishing touch of rhinestone accents where appropriate within the pattern on the paper.