My card is super simple. Sometimes that is the best way to go…
Whenever I want to have several different patterned papers close together on a card, I find it is very helpful to softly ink all the edges. This gives a more defined edge to the pieces… keeping the patterns from fighting with each other. I just love love love BasicGrey 6×6 paper pads and this Spice Market pad is a great one.
After inking and arranging the patterned paper strips, I white heat embossed the matching Spice Market stamp images. (Isn’t that greeting adorable?) However, I didn’t feel the white popped enough off the lighter patterned papers. So I did one of my favorite tricks – I traced it lightly with a soft grey Copic (or any) marker to create a bit of a shadow. It did the trick!
Looking for more ideas for using patterned papers with stamping? Try these:
- Paper Piecing: On this simple card, I did playful paper piecing with stamped images. This works with many outline images.
- Pattern Play Class: This was one of our most successful Online Card Classes. This mini class shares tons of ideas for using patterned papers.
- Shari Carroll: Shari is the master of using patterned papers on cards. I would encourage you to look through her blog – there are many good ideas!
Hero Arts and BasicGrey will be giving away two complete Spice Market collections — including paper, embellishments, clear and cling stamps. The two winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the all the blogs in the hop. (Comments must be received by 11:59pm PST on 3/2/14. The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning!)
I would love to hear and suggestions you have for using patterned papers on cards. Please share below. Thank you for visiting!