Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SSCB#10 - Make Your Own Patterned Paper

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Welcome to another posting for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog, this month featuring cards  in which we created our own patterned paper using Serendipity Stamps.  I love making my own coordinating paper especially since it will always be in the exact color scheme I want, in the exact size I want.  Serendipity Stamps have a ton of background stamps, but there are also a lot of stamps you can use to make your background that were originally intended to be used as an individual stamp.  Today I used just that type of stamp (Small Dogwood). 

I stamped repeatedly over a piece of white paper using my Thingamajig to help me line it up.  I love the rich cocoa colors on this card and used some PTI dark chocolate patterned papers for the additional paper strips.  My sentiment is from Serendipity (Happy Birthday II) and is embossed with white embossing powder to stand out on the polka dot background.   The scallop border is from Lil Inker.   I don't usually use bows, but this card called for a pretty Kraft bow and some brown jute twine looped around it.  Some machine stitching and a couple of heart stick pins finished off my card.

Do you like making your own patterned paper?  How about giving it a try this week for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #10?  Just make a card using stamps to make your own patterned paper and use one Serendipity stamp or die on your project.  Just link it here and wait for the rave reviews!  You might also win a $20 gift certificate off you next Serendipity Stamp order.  Need a little more inspiration?  The SS Design team have all created cards using Serendipity Stamps to make their patterned paper.  Follow the links below and enjoy!


Happy Birthday II
Small Dogwood


Renee said...

Looks just like patterned paper!!
And I agree...
making your own is sometimes so much easier than finding a perfect match in your stash!
Beautiful card...
love that bow!!

Marybeth said...

Perfect stamping and I love the dogwood blossom you used. We have all these stamps so why not make our own background! This is beautiful Cathy, and I love the bow ! I will be thinking of you this Saturday . Enjoy the day!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. I love the background paper you made, and I know exactly what I will buy if I win this challenge. Those flowers are so pretty, and I like how you have added some as an accent.

Miriam said...

What a wonderful card! Love all the details and white sentiment!

Jeanne J. said...

Gorgeous Cathy - love all the stamping - looks just like pattern paper - and all the yummy trims - that bow is stunning!