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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