Layered Tweed Stamp Background

I don’t have too many background stamps that are amenable to this technique, so I chose one and tried out several different color and layering combinations before making the card for today:

I stamped the first layer of pattern on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock using the Hero Arts Tweed Pattern stamp (S-5654) and Versamagic Ink in Cloud White.  Since this is a chalk ink instead of a pigment ink, my end result is a bit more subtle.  I next inked up my stamp with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink and turned my paper 180 degrees before stamping again.  This created a sort of lattice look that I was pretty happy with:

To add some elements using more of the color scheme, I heat-embossed my sentiment (from Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” set #CL342) in white on bright purple Stampin’ Up cardstock and punched out one side using a border punch.  To introduce the aqua color, I took some self-adhesive white canvas banners from Little Yellow Bicycle, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and stamped a small heart on each using Memento Grape Jelly ink.  To finish off the card, I wrapped purple bakers twine from The Paper Studio around my card front and popped the whole thing up on top of some deep purple cardstock that I let peek out on top and bottom.  
Here are some of the other patterned papers I created today using the same stamp and Versamagic ink, but either changing the cardstock color, the secondary ink color, or rotating the stamp 90 degrees instead of 180.  Hopefully I can use some of these patterns in my cards for the rest of the week!

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3 Comment

  1. TLady says: Reply

    SUPER JOB!!!!!!! LOVE the papers you’ve created!!!!! AND those little heart banners!!:)

  2. Your card is beautiful and I love that you were able to create some pattern papers with this technique – I feel quite sure you are going to be able to put them to good use!

  3. LOVE that background! Also love the way you included Baker’s Twine. It looks perfect right where you put it. Way to go!

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