Simple Ways to Use Pattern Paper

Hi there, Sam on the blog today playing with pattern paper. Some crafters seem to just know how to pull together pattern paper perfectly. I struggle with using bold pattern paper. I’ll gather a few together with matching colour tones and see if I can’t lay them out, but it always seems so busy and not pleasing to the eye. I’ve managed to find a way to make pattern paper work for me; I follow the keep it simple rule. This card is simple with 3 elements, bold pattern paper, stamped image and sentiment.The hummingbird and sentiment is from the latest LDRS Creative With Affection Release. The pattern paper is called Lovely Water-colour from an older paper pack.

Get the look:

  • Pull a floral sheet from the lovely watercolour pattern paper pad. Cut to 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”
  • Adhere the pattern paper to an A2 card base.
  • Stamp a hummingbird from the Trailing Hummingbird stamp set onto alcohol friendly card stock.
  • Colour the hummingbird. Pull alcohol marker colour blends that match the colour tones of the pattern paper.

  • Die cut the hummingbird. Now giving depth and separation is key to having the hummingbird stand off the pattern paper. So either add adhesive tape behind the hummingbird or cut 2 additional sets of hummingbirds from white cardstock and layer behind the stamped image.
  • Choose a sentiment from the My Wish For You Sentiments Stamp Set. Stamp and emboss in black. The embossing helps it stand out from the pattern background.
  • Lastly add the hummingbird to your card.
If you struggle with pattern paper like me, hope this gives you an idea how to use them. Happy papercrafting : )

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