I'm back for Day 2 of the Pattern Play course and today we were asked to do stamping techniques on patterned paper. We were advised to stamp on papers that are rather neutral in background without a very busy pattern so I chose this paper
I stamped randomly with stamps from Papertrey Ink Damask Designs and then embossed with clear embossing ink.
I then added Distress Ink in spiced marmalade using the sponge tool
and ended up with paper that looked very different from the starting piece.
I chose a couple of contrasting papers (I told you I would be braver today!) and cut small strips from them to make a panel on a square card. I made a focal panel using a tag die which I altered by cutting off the tag top and then offset another tag to mat it onto.
A sentiment, a little button and some rounded corners finished it off. On this photo you can see the pale yellow paper showing through the embossing - I quite like this technique! I love the fresh, clean look to this card which reminds me of the yellow and orange crocus flowering in the garden at the moment, so I am going to enter it into the Simon Says challenge for spring or Easter cards. I am also entering it into the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge to use an inked background.
Thanks for looking in.