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
Wonderful! I love that little girl!
I also need to use more of my patterned psper. Thanks for the inspiration. Such a cute card.
Awwww, Debby this is incredibly sweet, the background paper is perfect for this. Love it!
I too Debby seem to have loads and loads of patterned paper. I have just recently cut a lot of it into the size I need for a layer on top of my card stock and I have put these in colours. Therefore, I idea is that I know what colour background I want and I go to that pack pull out the patterned papers; choose one and adhere it straight to the card base – no fuss! I am thinking more about patterned paper as backgrounds but it is still difficult to put theory into practise but I am getting there! I love this Neat and Tangled stamp set, gorgeous! I am currently abstaining from purchasing any stamp/die sets because I need to use and utilise the ones I have already (Or so my hubby says!) Love the card, will be trying the 3 pieces of DSP idea and focal image on the top. Thank you Debby for sharing this with us crafters. :O) x
What a cute card! I love this!