Thursday, September 13, 2012

SSD - Tips & Tricks Thursday

Hi, everyone!

I love my patterned paper, and I know many of you do, too.  Have you ever thought to use background stamps ON the patterned paper to create a whole new look?  You'll be amazed at some of the combinations you'll find.

This first one is one of my favorites.  I actually used this technique on my card for the SSD #145 Sketch challenge this week.
This is one of the sheets from PTI's Enchanted Evening patterned paper pack.  Just some normal polka-dots.

When you add the Grunge 2 paint splatter background stamp using some Fresh snow ink, it makes it look like a snow storm!  Great background for a Christmas or winter card!

What about a more woodsy, masculine look???
This patterned paper from Prima called Doodle Deux has some light squiggly marks going through the yellow.....It's a more feminine pattern.

BUT........Add the woodgrain background stamp from SSD's Grunge stamp set using a Dark Chocolate ink and you've got the perfect background for a masculine birthday card!

 How about some Christmas???
This is a beige and white polka-dot pattern from Authentique's Celebrate collection.

Dress it up with SSD's Timeless Textures background stamp and some Pure Poppy ink and you've got the perfect combination for a Christmas card.

I'd love to see your combinations of patterned paper and background stamps.  If you come up with one you love, put your link in the comments so that I can come visit your blog!


Laurie said...

Love your papers Steph! Thanks for sharing!

Basement Stamper said...

ohhh, love this idea and how your papers turned out!

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