Monday, November 5, 2012


Hi everyone!  It's Audrey here with you today.  Do you ever spend what seems like a large amount of time trying to choose a perfect patterned paper to fit with your project?  I have this problem whenever I don't pick my papers ahead of time - which happens frequently.  So, I have learned some techniques to create my own patterned paper in a quick and easy way, and I'm going to share another of those techniques today (shared one last month too:))

All you need is:
1.  A blank piece of cardstock - I have chosen a white textured Bazzill, but your cardstock doesn't have to be white.   
2.  A Kaliedacolor ink pad (this one is really old as SU hasn't sold these for a long time).
3.  A solid shape stamp (I chose a square with dots from an old SU set)

Push the colors on the ink pad together

and stamp away!

 Just a few short minutes later - voila, your very own patterned paper!

I then chose to color in Inky Impressions Stamps image "Lili's Pumpkin" with my Copics, Sakura pens and Staedler pens.  I cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die, added a banner die cut from Taylored Expressions, a squirrel sticker from Jolee's Boutique and a sentiment from My Craft Stop cut with Nesties.

Hope you like it and will try this fun technique:)


  1. The colors really match together this way. Fab tutorial and a beautiful card.

    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  2. The background you created is GORGEOUS!

  3. Fabulous idea, Audrey. Your card looks great.


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