Today it’s my turn to show my favourite from the year and I had a lot of fun going through the old posts and trying to decide. I could pick many as my fav for different reasons but in the end I settled for this post by Michelle. I think it was so clever to do your own pattern on part of the paper and I am a sucker for pretty embossing resist techniques.
Making patterned paper with stamps
Hi, all, Michelle here! I love my collection of background stamps – there’s just so much you can do with them! With these three cards, I tried to make a patterned paper look by stamping and then adding ink in two different ways.
This month, we’re lucky enough to be playing with Winnie and Walter stamps, along with Hero Arts. I also used two stamp sets from My Favorite Things on this first card.
To make the patterned panel, I stamped and white embossed the Fresh Cut: Raindrops background stamp, then used my Tim Holtz spritzer tool with some Distress Markers (Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers). I then lightly blended over the lot with the palest colour, which unified the background, and also removed spritzed colour from the embossing.
I liked the results of this technique so much, I made two more cards using the same technique!
Aren’t those cards really pretty? I wanted to make my own version of Michelles cards and since it’s about one hour local time until Dec 24 when we celebrate christmas here in Sweden I wanted to do a Christmas card and take the opportunity to wish you all happy holidays!