Have you ever wanted to make your own patterned paper with stamps but didn’t know how to do so? If this is your case, then you are in for a treat! As I am going to share with you my tips when making your own patterned paper with stamps!!
But before we start, this post is part of an amazing blog hop, which them is about flowers, Spring and Easter! So make sure you hop thru all the blogs participating today as you will get lots and lots of ideas for your crafting projects!!! You will love them all!
Ok, let’s get started!!
How to make your own Patterned Paper with Stamps
So whenever I want to make patterned paper with the stamps, I look for specific stamp sets that have images in different sizes.. This is key as you will be able to fill out the paper as you stamp it in an easier way.
Plus having different images will allow you to have several colors in it as well, thought you could do monochromatic patterns as well.
So in this case I decided to use the Pretty Perennials as it contains images of flowers in different sizes.
Once you know which stamp set you want to use, then it is just matter to look for color combinations so that you can see how you want to stamp the pattern in your cardstock.
For my cards, I knew I wanted cheerful Birthday Handmade cards, so I look for a color idea using the bright color family. Below you will see the color combo!
This color combo just makes me happy! Don’t you agree?
And after knowing which colors you want to use, then pick one color to be the main color for your cards, one as a secondary color and one for highlights.
For these cards, Poppy Parade is the main color, you can see it on the card bases and on the larger flowers. The secondary color will be Pool Party as you can see them in the embellishments and I used it as the second larger flower. And as a highlight I used the Daffodil Delight, which you can see as a filler on the patterned paper and also on the banners. The Granny Apple Green is just a color to coordinate with the flowers.. You can also consider it as a highlight.
Tips Stamping your own Patterned Paper
Here are a few tips of things I have learned whenever I want to make my own patterned paper using stamps.. So hopefully these helps you as well.
- Follow the color combo you select, as well as the priority you gave them e.g. main color, secondary color, and highlight
- Always start with the largest image and then go to the next size image as you stamp the whole black paper
- Stamp randomly across all your blank paper. TIP Do not over think the position
- Stamp images where not the whole image is in the paper, that will make the pattern look more like real patterned paper. Tip – Make sure you have a scratch paper under the paper you are stamping to avoid staining your table 😉
- Once all the images are stamped, then add a smaller/filler image on to the areas where you see empty spaces. Usually this is the tiniest image of the stamp set.
- If you still have questions about which stamp set to use, I shared a few tips on this post to help you select the stamp set for your patterned paper.
Card Details and Sketches!
One of the things that I have not share yet on the post, but you will see in the video tutorial below is that I stamped a half of a sheet of Basic White! and for this one piece I made all three of these cards!
So make sure you watch the tutorial to see how you can cut out the paper to maximize it and get THREE cards out of one half!
Also as you know, I followed sketches, so here are the sketches and the cards!
The Video Tutorial
And here is the video tutorial for you to see step by step how to make your own Patterned Paper using stamps, and how to make three cards out of a half of sheet from the patterned paper you created!!
I know you will love it!
The Blog Hop Line up
As mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of an amazing blog hop, so make sure you hop with us and visit all participating blogs! I promise, you will get lots of inspiration and crafting ideas!
Below you will see the full list of blogs, as well as the next button to go to the next blog, which is the blog from Leonie Stuart
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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