Do you ever need to kickstart your crafty mojo from time to time?
I find that breaking out the patterned paper pack can really help with that. Sometimes there's nothing scarier than a blank panel of cardstock – patterned paper can inspire your designs and get those creative juices flowing! I'm featuring the Poured Acrylic 6×6 Paper Pack in today's Stylish Card Making Techniques blog post and video tutorial.
The Poured Acrylic 6×6 Paper Pack is really versatile with some beautiful patterns, each with a different predominant color (sheets are double-sided), perfect for techniques like those I'm featuring today.
Dry Embossed Background with Poured Acrylic Paper
In my first card, I used two sheets from the pack. For my background, I used the yellow sheet and dry embossed it with the Daisy Bed 3D Embossing Folder. The paper in the packs from Altenew is thicker than typical paper pads and dry-emboss with the 3D folders beautifully.
And how cool does it look with this particular paper pack?! It adds even more dimension!
For my focal image, I die cut the Inline Leaves Die from a sheet of the green paper in the paper pack. It's perfect for leaves like this, and the patterns almost look like sunshine scattering on the curved leaves. I backed it onto a Gilded Glitter Cardstock sheet with the die set's second layer.
I mounted the leaves with different layers of foam squares onto the dry embossed background, then adhered the background to a white note card, trimming off the excess.
I finished with a rose gold-embossed sentiment with a matching die (a sneak peek at an upcoming set from Altenew!!!).
Layering with the Poured Acrylic Paper Pack
My second card features the Wispy Feathers Layered Die Set. This is a layering die set that has two layers per feather. I actually layered two sheets of patterned paper on top of each other, choosing a lighter-colored area of the paper for the base die layer and then a darker sheet for the top. When they layer together, they go perfectly!
Carrying on the yellow theme, I used the Henna Square Stencil and Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink to slightly blend a background to the right of a white panel. I stamped this sentiment from Monsteras and Quotes directly over the top in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
My final card is probably my favorite. The sheet of paper is my favorite in the whole pack (I just love the blue with the cream!) I hot foiled it with the Exquisite Marble Hot Foil Plate using Matte Gold Foil.
YES, you can hot foil patterned paper – woohoo! Especially this super smooth and thick patterned paper.
I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous pattern, but I did want to add something unobtrusive yet textured. I decided to use the Captivating Blooms Stamp Set and embossed it using Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder on Vellum. I then fussy cut it out and scored it to enable it to fold around the edge of my paper panel.
I liked the way the flowers roughly line up with the wave in the panel!
To adhere the piece, I used glue on the back of my die-cut sentiment. I used the Fancy Peace Die, cut from Matte Gold Cardstock, adhered it to the vellum, and then adhered it down to the patterned paper. I added the entire panel to a white notecard.
I finished with Satin Gold Sequins, following the curve of the pattern and enabling me to sneak a few more dots of glue behind the vellum, hidden behind a sequin.
You can see the step-by-step tutorial below and over on Altenew's YouTube channel.
I hope you were inspired to create with the Poured Acrylic 6×6 Paper Pack (or any Altenew Patterned Paper)! Which card caught your eye? Are you going to try these ideas too? Comment below! Thanks for stopping by!