Lately I’ve been on a kick of using patterned paper for cards. I am a sucker for patterned paper packs. It use to be that every time I would go into a store that had them I would browse through the packs and usually brought one home. I’ve had to curb this addiction because I have a lot of patterned paper that doesn’t get used very much because I like clean and simple cards. So the challenge has been to create clean and simple cards that use some of my patterned paper.
I needed a couple of hello cards to welcome some new move-ins at church. I found some great hello paper in the Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad and decided to use this for the background.
I die cut a rectangle of the paper with Simon Says stamp stitched Rectangles, and to break up the busyness of the background, a strip of pink diagonal paper from the same paper pack was cut with a paper cutter and applied to the left side of the rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive. Since the patterned paper has a white background I cut some Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the stitched rectangle and adhered the two together with the same adhesive.
The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die and was cut from the pink striped paper and again three additional times from the navy cardstock. All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the rectangle with the same glue. Since the patterned paper has lots of tiny hearts, the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die was used to die cut three hearts from the navy cardstock and adhered around the word sentiment.
To finish the card a top folding cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then applied to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.
- Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants 12 x 12 Paper Pad
- Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
- My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
- Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Small
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Sookwang Scor-Tape