Patterned paper backdrop to a cute painting scene handmade card by Debby Hughes using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/patterned-paper-background/

I have a plentiful stash of patterned paper, but often don’t think to reach for it as often as perhaps I should. You see although I love all the beautiful patterns, sometimes I get in a rut of making backgrounds in a set way. However, today I brought out the PinkFresh patterned papers to create a pretty backdrop for the images from the Paint Night set from Neat & Tangled. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Patterned paper backdrop to a cute painting scene handmade card by Debby Hughes using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/patterned-paper-background/

I stamped the little girl and easel from the Paint Night set in InkOn3 Blackout Ink on Neenah Solar White card. I also added the country scene to the easel too. I used Copic markers to colour and then die cut with the matching dies.

Patterned paper backdrop to a cute painting scene handmade card by Debby Hughes using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/patterned-paper-background/

For the sentiment, I coloured a piece of card with a Copic Marker so that it matched the little girls skirt and then I stamped the fun phrase from the Paint Night set in Clear Embossing Ink and sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat set.

Patterned paper backdrop to a cute painting scene handmade card by Debby Hughes using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/patterned-paper-background/

To create the patterned paper backdrop, I chose three patterns one with a small design, one with a medium design and one with a busier design. I combined the three patterns in differing quantities. I know there’s a phrase for how to do this, but it eludes me as I write this post. Something to do with pints, quarts and such. The idea is that you have a larger piece of one design, a medium sized piece of a second design and a small piece of the third design. This is supposed to be pleasing to the eye as the patterns aren’t competing for equal measure.

I added the pieces of PinkFresh paper I had chosen with foam adhesive to a Neenah Solar White card base and then added the images and greeting with more foam adhesive on top. I let some of the images overhand the pink paper to give a movement within the design and prevent it all looking too contained and rigid.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Neat and Tangled PAINT NIGHT
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Neat and Tangled PAINT NIGHT Dies
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Altenew SPEECH BUBBLES Die Set ALT1899
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Pinkfresh Studio LET YOUR HEART…
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Copic Markers
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkon3 BLACKOUT Hybrid Ink Pad
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Patterned paper backdrop to a cute painting scene handmade card by Debby Hughes using Neat & Tangled stamps and dies. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/patterned-paper-background/

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