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.
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.
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.
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.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D