A Year of Card Techniques-Stamping on Patterned Paper

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

We all love our stamp sets and our patterned paper.  Well, this month we’re combining our two loves by stamping ON patterned paper for some unique projects.  It will be fun to see what stamps and papers our team decides to pair together.   And, if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today for a chance to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  August 27, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to go back and check her blog to see if you are the winner!  If you would prefer to be notified, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you if you win.  The winner will have until September 9, 2017 to claim their prize.  

You should have arrived here from the fabulously talented Claudia’s blog.  If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on every blog.

Now to my projects:

My first card was made using all Stampin’ Up products, both current and retired.  I’ve always loved this Love is Kindness stamp and I’m glad I got the opportunity to use it.

Stamping on Patterned Paper

Next up, I heat embossed an image from the Sky is the Limit stamp set on an old world map I found on the Internet.  I used several other stamp sets to complete the card.  I don’t know if this happens to other card makers, but I was satisfied with the card until I looked at the pictures I took for my blog.  It was then I discovered the greeting should really be down further and a bit to the right to be more balanced and pleasing to the eye.

Stamping on Patterned Paper

My plan is to follow-up with another post sharing details about the construction of both cards…but you know how it is with plans.  If you happen to have a specific question, just ask in the comments section and I’ll be sure to answer.

Now you’re off to visit with Wilma, whose projects are always a delight for the eyes.  I hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!






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22 Responses to “A Year of Card Techniques-Stamping on Patterned Paper”

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  1. Claudia Henderson says:

    I love the map card, How awesome is this. I have to check your follow up for sure 🙂 The little flower card is cute too. Like always my friend, Thanks for hopping

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    I love the check pattern coming through the tulips along with the newsprint paper piecing. It looks great that way, and the plane with the map is right up my alley. I always see something in my cards after I post them that I think I should add or change.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one, Denise! Beautiful cards this month on Card a Day Challenge blog. You ladies never disappoint.

  3. Kim, love your cards. That first one is so pretty. I love the stamp. I think the second one is genius with the map. Such a great masculine card. It’s always a pleasure to hop with you, friend.

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    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thank you, Sharon! I’ve wanted to use it for a long time…I’m glad I thought to pull it out for this technique. The paper for the second one was a good price, too. Free!

  4. Wilma Payne says:

    Hi Kim! Thanks for sharing these lovely cards. The newspaper look is perfect for the wrapping on the flowers. I’d never have thought of printing a world map and using that for the printed background. I really really love your second card, and personally I wouldn’t change a thing.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thank you, Wilma. I think we all tend to be our biggest critic. I decided I’m leaving it as is, because if I play with it I just might ruin the whole card.

  5. Debbie Bonczek says:

    These are both masterpieces. I had to study them both, and I also adore that Love is Kindness stamp. I wonder where I have that hidden in my stash. Beautiful work.

  6. Pam says:

    Oh my what awesome cards, love the airline!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! I really love the bouquet of tulips… great coloring and so cute with the bouquet wrapped in newsprint!

  8. Jearise says:

    Oh my, such cute cards! Your cards look amazing!

  9. Great job on both cards! It was great hopping with you again!

  10. JenniferE says:

    Great cards! LOVE the flowers, love,seeing the pp in the flowers, just so pretty! Great coloring and stamping! Love the map paper, perfect for,the plane and compass.

  11. foleysfriend says:

    Love how you stamped on patterned paper with totally different outcomes. Loving your map card – so creative.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you liked them and I hope it inspires you to try it as well. If you do, be sure to share it with me!

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