Make Your Own Patterned Paper [The Spot #118]

Published by under cards | Jul 07 2020

Welcome! Today I’m sharing my first challenge card as a design team member for The Spot Creative Challenge.

Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a theme, a technique, a sketch layout or – as it is in this week – a colour challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website. You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.

So this week, it’s all about making your own patterned papers (or DSP, Designer Series Paper, as we call it with Stampin’ Up! lingo).

Building the Design

Step 1

Stamp a full sheet of white cardstock in Seaside Spray ink using the hydrangea stamp from Beautiful Friendship.

Step 2

Add the Misty Moonlight flowers, and then the Gray Granite leaves.

Step 3

Fill any smaller gaps with a smaller stamp from the same set, this time in Crumb Cake ink.

Step 4

Add highlights to the dark blue Misty Moonlight flowers with a white watercolour pencil.

The hand-stamped patterned paper is trimmed to size, adhered to coordinating matt layers and a piece of torn vellum (sponged on the tear line) is wrapped around the panel.

The final step is to wrap linen thread around the matt layer before adhering it all to the Gray Granite card base.

Add a stamped greeting and layer it with punched and die-cut shapes.

Your Challenge

So here’s a challenge for you.

Have a look through your stamp collection and pull out any stamp/s that would make great ‘patterned paper’. Grab some inks and stamp, stamp, stamp. Then (if you want to play along) jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun!

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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