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Customizing Your Own Designer and Background Papers

by April Williams

Hi Everyone! ┬áToday we are learning how to make your own customized patterned paper. There are so many combinations that you can come up with. For simplicity sake, the examples are shown with colored ink. But this technique is really awesome with pigment inks or VersaMark ink and a variety of embossing powder colors (many which contain glitter for a rich look!). So take my samples as being very simple, and put your own spin on them by using the EPs in your stash.´╗┐

Supplies needed:

  1. background and/or individual stamps -- I used Brocade Background 3125-398R, Ladybugs 3108-392A and the butterfly from Dani's Umbrella set 392.
  2. cream or white card stock
  3. inks of your choice -- I used dark yellow, olive and rust

I started with my background stamp and stamped it with the yellow ink.

Then I randomly stamped the butterfly over this using rust ink.

Lastly I stamped the ladybugs randomly over this using olive ink.

Now I have my own patterned paper!  Here is another one that I made using different stamps. I used Swirls & Dots 3118-393AA, Peony 1  3475-429G and Leafy Floral background 1830-329R.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and I hope you will make some patterned paper of your own. Have a great day!

April

Other SNS supplies used:

  1. Just For You stamp set 444
  2. Black embossing powder EP170

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Here are more samples. Please click the thumbnails for complete directions:´╗┐´╗┐

   



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