Monday, March 9, 2015

Hand-stamped Patterned Paper

One of the things that pleases me most in paper crafting is creating my own patterned paper.  Oh, I've got oodles and oodles of patterned paper pads, and they do make me happy, but there's nothing like choosing your own colors and your own stamps to create something unique.

This card was for my father-in-law's birthday:


I used Inkadinkado's Harlequin Background in a kraft-colored ink, and a flourish icon from TPC Studios' Classic Icons in pale gray on a white panel.  Then, the edges were distressed with kraft colored ink.

This leaf from Stampin' Up!'s With Gratitude has to be one of my favorite stamps.  I love the sorta-realistic, sorta-grunge look it has.  I stamped it on a vintage book page, adhered it to a scrap piece of cardstock, then trimmed.  That gives it more heft, making it sturdier to pop up on foam tape.


Thanks so much for joining me today!



Stamps: gray flourish - Classic Icons - TPC Studio; Harlequin Background - Inkadinkado; leaf - With Gratitude - Stampin' Up! Paper: Going Gray - SU; kraft, white - Papertrey Ink; vintage book page Ink: Going Gray, Crumb Cake - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: brass brad and buckle - Stampin' Up!

17 comments:

Shylaa Shree said...

very beautiful card colleen

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Colleen wow what a great card for the men this is absolutely gorgeous and the design is wonderful.
Debs xx
{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

Samra Leshinski said...

What a stunning card Colleen!! Love the colors and the way you created your own patterned paper. Your work is such a great inspiration, so I kindly thank you for that! Have a wonderful week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that leaf!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. i love that leaf..

Charlene said...

Beautiful hand stamping Colleen, and gorgeous card!!

Lisa said...

I"ll bet he loved this Colleen!! Your stamping is beautiful!!

Linda Breedlove said...

Ahhh, my kind of colors... LOVE this card!

Stella said...

Your father in law would love this gem you made for him. This color scheme suits your elegant style so well. I love this; fab stamping and a lovely design!
XX

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous card! That background is amazing, your stamping is beautiful! I love the neutral colors too!

Linda R said...

This is such a beautiful card.

Hugs~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally fabulous!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, Colleen, this is beautiful! Love the colors!

Leslie Miller said...

I used to love doing this, too, but then coloring took over, I guess. Your background is as pretty as any designer paper!

Marisa said...

ADORE this, Colleen!! Lovely BG and great touch with the hardware too.

Marybeth said...

Wow who needs patterned paper when you can create your own like this ! Wonderful card!

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, Colleen.
Fantastisch, wie du das Ahornblatt (?) eingesetzt hast.
Danke für diese großartige Anregung.

Herzlichst Sophie

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