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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Technique Tuesday -- Make Your Own Patterned Paper

Hi Everyone! It is Technique Tuesday time here at Sparkle N Sprinkle! I want to show you today how you can make your own customized patterned paper. There are so many combinations that you can come up with. For simplicity sake, the examples are shown with colored ink. But this technique is really awesome with pigment inks or VersaMark ink and a variety of embossing powder colors (many which contain glitter for a rich look!). So take my samples as being very simple, and put your own spin on them by using the EPs in your stash.

Supplies needed:
  1. background and/or individual stamps -- I used Brocade Background 3125-398RLadybugs 3108-392A and the butterfly from Dani's Umbrella set 392.
  2. cream or white card stock
  3. inks of your choice -- I used dark yellow, olive and rust
I started with my background stamp and stamped it with the yellow ink.

Then I randomly stamped the butterfly over this using rust ink.

Lastly I stamped the ladybugs randomly over this using olive ink.

Now I have my own patterned paper!  Here is another one that I made using different stamps. I used Swirls & Dots 3118-393AA, Peony 1  3475-429G and Leafy Floral background 1830-329R.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and I hope you will make some patterned paper of your own. Have a great day!


Other SNS supplies used:
  1. Just For You stamp set 444
  2. Black embossing powder EP170


Gita said...

What a fun background technique. So many different variations...

Brenda said...

Beautiful job and the colors are gorgeous :)

craftattack said...

Very pretty! Valerie

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous backgrounds and such a simple concept that most don't think to do (including me). Great idea April!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is breathtaking!! I love the way you created your own patterned paper. It's gorgeous! And the frame around your sentiment is beautiful too!

E. Marie said...

Beautiful backgrounds!! Good reminder that we can create these with our stamps.

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