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Stretching patterned paper designs with stamping

Hi friends, I may be a little bit late to this party, but it's only now that I am able to play with my February card kit from Simon Says Stamp card kit. I hope you bear with me for that :)

As it happens so often with Simon Says Stamp card kits, I found that the stamp set images and some patterned paper images in the kit coordinate. I decided to use that to my advantage in a fun way on this card. The idea was very simple, I stamped selective parts of the stamp set on one of the patterned papers and colored in with identical colors like the ones on the original design, thereby extending the design itself.

Here's the card I created using this idea:

The papers I used were these:

I started by cutting two rectangles out of the 6x8 paper with roses - one A2 size and another slightly smaller than the mini slimline size. The Waffle Flower layers dies are super handy for this. I saved the A2-sized one for later. Will create a card using a similar technique and share it mostly only on Instagram. (It's a good idea to follow me there because I do share some Instagram only content + we do have hops and prizes to be won each month)

Next using MISTI, I stamped only parts of the large floral image onto the panel in Simon's Barely Beige ink. This is a very faint colored ink and I was easily able to color over it blending the outline to look like part of the whole image.

The rest of it was simple. I created a sentiment die cut using another patterned paper from the same kit (the second one above) and also added craft foam below it for some added dimension.

To make it cohesive, I also added a strip of the same patterned paper like the one on the sentiment on one side of the panel. A few gems and a matching pink cardbase finished this project.

I hope you like this idea of stretching your patterned paper with your stamps. Do share what you create with this idea and tag me #createwithvs when you do. I'd love to give you a shoutout :)


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada


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