We've all been there. A zillion pieces of patterned paper in your stash, and none have the color scheme or design that you're looking for. Or maybe you have some new stamps you can't wait to get inky - or you just want to try something new. We're challenging you to stamp your own patterned paper!
Stephanie Washburn | I LOVE using stamps to create my own backgrounds!
On this one, I picked this tiny ampersand stamp (from Snippets Miss You So Much
stamp set) and stamped it in different color inks to create a fun pattern.
Then, I blended some distress ink across the card front to create a more rustic
look. I finished it off with the sentiment, "you're awesome" stamped
in gold ink! Stamping your own background is a great way to create flat, easy
to mail cards!
Laura Kurz | So I have been meaning to do these pages for the last four months. Ha. I decided to use my square punch to punch out people's pictures from Christmas cards (if the pictures were bigger than the punch, I just punched it more than once). I have four whole pages of photo inserts! These are coin collector pages that I use in my Project Life album.
Suzy Plantamura | Stamped backgrounds are perfect for a Project Life album - they bring in a lot of color and interest without bulking up the cards too much!
For the “confetti” card, I stamped the two borders in one color several times and then stamped over them in a second color so they are just above the first.
To make the card with circles, I stamped the blue ink on a piece of scratch paper first and then stamped; sometimes I would try to leave more ink on the circle so there were different variations of the color; I stamped the words “you are loved” on top of the circles in the same color so it is subtle; then I stamped a yellow circle stamp on a yellow circle and stamped the same words in black and layered it over the background.