Technique Tuesday-Stamping on Patterned Paper

As a follow-up to our Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop, Stamping on Patterned Paper, I’d like to share the details about each of the cards I made.  This was the first time I tried this technique.  Through trial and error, I discovered selecting the correct paper is very important.  For the best result, the pattern needs to be diminutive or large so as not to compete with the stamped image.

This was my first card:

The Essence of Love wm 1

And here’s how I made it:

I stamped the Love is Kindness image on patterned paper from the Falling in Love collection, both by Stampin’ Up.  My go-to for black ink is Tsukineko’s VersaFine Black Ink.    I colored it with Copic markers…I love that you can see the pattern through the tulips.  The newspaper wrap, on the other hand, didn’t look all that nice with the pattern showing through.  To remedy that, I stamped the image twice on Typeset Specialty Paper, also SU.  I cut the entire wrap and then just the front piece for added dimension.  Before attaching it to the image, I sponged the edges lightly in black.

The newspaper wrap, on the other hand, didn’t look all that nice with the pattern showing through.  To remedy that, I stamped the image twice on Typeset Specialty Paper, also SU.  I cut the entire wrap and then just the front piece for added dimension.  Before attaching it to the image, I sponged the edges lightly in black.

To create the card base, I used the Scallop Oval Fancy Layers Card from the Silhouette Design Store.  I used Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede card stocks.  It’s a lovely combination I’ve not used previously.  I embossed the front of the card with the Falling Petals embossing folder. 

I toyed with the idea of adding a ribbon bow to the upper right corner of the card.  Still not sure…sometimes less is more.

This was my second card:

The Sky is the Limit wm 1

And here’s how I made it:

I knew I wanted to use a map as my background for this card, but I didn’t have a stamp I liked.  Fortunately, I had patterned paper from the Typeset Collection which worked well.  But I bet a quick search of the Internet for free map background would yield some excellent results.  I colored it with Copic markers before stamping the image with VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The plane’s body was filled in and highlighting was done with a silver leaf pen.

I tore the panel into three pieces as an afterthought, fearful of ruining the entire piece.  My next step was to sponge the edges in black. 

I attached it to a panel of Tempting Turqouise, stamped randomly with stamps from the Timeless Textures in the same black ink.  

The compass is from The Open Sea stamp set, stamped on Whisper White card stock with black ink.  I matted it on a circle of Tempting Turquoise.  The happy birthday banner is from the Silhouette store.

Clicking on the pictures will take you to the gallery if you’d like to see additional images.

 

 

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  1. Barbara says:

    Both cards are fabulous but I love the one with the bi-plane. I have never tried the technique but you make it look easy .

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I wasn’t sure I’d like this technique, Barbara. And I struggled over which paper-stamp combinations to use, but once I settled on that it was smooth sailing.

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