Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Kathy asked: "My favorite cards are ones that have 3 or more patterned papers on them. I feel like when I do it, it looks crazy. I see others, they look terrific. Do you have a secret or a "rule of thumb" on how to match or coordinate more than 3 patterned papers?"
A: When I use more than one piece of patterned paper, I usually stay with the same paper package or grouping. That way, I know the colors and pattern will match perfectly. I only use one of the bigger patterned papers such as floral or stripes. The other paper patterns I use are tiny, almost solid looking. That way my card doesn't get too busy.