Wednesday, 23 September 2009


365 Cards Day 207 - DIY: Patterned Paper.
To make your own background paper in any way you wish.
Over the last few weeks I have been following lovely Dawn McVey on her blog 'My Favorite Things' and she has been making the most wonderful backing papers using small patterned stamps and multi stamping them, so thought I would have a go. I just wish I had chosen a larger stamp. This tine one is by Clarity Stamps which I inked up in Versamark and stamped repeatedly turning the stamp each time until I got fed up :D..I then heat embossed with clear emb. powder.
I stamped a plain piece of white card with a Hero Arts dotty background stamp in dark pink and smudged it over with pink chalk then cut it with my Fiskars Border Punch. Over that I placed a piece of red card.
Embellished with a tag by Kelly Panacci,flat backed pearl by Papermania and piece of dotty organza ribbon from my stash.
All card is DCWV.
I didn't like the blank red to the left so stamped again in versamark twice, the other way up, you can now judge the size of the stamp, embossed with white emb. powder and surrounded it with a throwaway piece of pink card left after cutting out with my Nesties.
This is not very neat, there are a couple of bodged jobs, but the challenge is met.


Sherry said...

Jenny, you have done a fabulous job on creating your own patterned papers.

Chrissy said...

Wow! That stamping must have taken soooo much time and patience! Great work!
p.s.-I didn't notice any mistakes!

Rose said...

you put a lot of work into this and it sure paid off!! fantastic patterned paper :0)

kristie sessions said...

i love seeing background stamping like this. you did a fantastic job! LOVE the card! thanks for playing this last week.