How to Make Your Own Patterned Paper, White Embossing, and More Cardmaking Techniques with Wildflower Doodles

by May Sukyong Park

Hello friends and welcome back!  I have a variety of cards to share with you today using the recently released Wildflower Doodles Stamp and Die Set! I'm sharing four cards today, demonstrating four different techniques and I feel like this is such a versatile stamp set, these cards are just the beginning of what you could do! I've used a similar color palette for all of the cards I'm showing you, but that's where the similarities end!

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 22edit scaledCard #1 – Make Your Own Patterned Paper

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 1I used three different outline stamps from the Wildflower Doodles Stamp Set and randomly stamped them all over a white cardstock card panel. For two of the outline images, I used the corresponding filler images to add color to the leaves.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 5 scaledThe colors of ink I used on this card are Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Cloudy Sky, and Dew Drops. When I was finished, I filled in the spaces by stamping randomly placed polka dots with the Evening Gray Artist Marker. Next, I trimmed down the card panel and matted it with a piece of cardstock to match the Dew Drops ink color. Notice how part of the blue cardstock mat is a shade darker than the opposite side? For some interest, I used the darker shades of ink in the Sweet Dreams color sets to add a partial depth of color in that corner.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 6 scaledThen, I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set onto green cardstock to complement the other colors used on this card and trimmed it to cover the full width of the card. Finally, I used an embossing folder from my stash, which closely complements the stamped images, to dry emboss a gray cardstock card panel and adhered all of the layers to a folded card base.

Card #2 – White Embossing on Blended Stenciled Squares

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 13edit scaledI began this card by die-cutting openings in scraps of cardstock with three of the dies from the Halftone Squares Die Set.  Then, I overlapped them and blended a variety of Forest Glades, Hydrangea, Eastern Sky, and Aqualicious inks.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 14edit scaledNext, I heat set the blended inks and brushed the card panel with an anti-static powder bag so no embossing powder would stick where I didn't want it. Then, I positioned 6 different outline stamps onto each of the squares, stamped with embossing ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 15edit scaledNext, I stamped the “thanks” sentiment from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set because I like the clean and modern font and liked how it complimented the overall design of this card. Finally, I trimmed the card panel by 1/8th” on each side to reveal a blue and white striped patterned paper mat below.

Card #3 – Create a Coordinating Patterned Paper with Stamps and Stencil

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 8 scaledFor this card, I combined two techniques on a single card panel. I began by drawing a pencil line across the card panel at a diagonal. Next, I covered the top edge with a strip of masking tape and randomly stamped a single outline image on the lower portion of the card panel. Then, I used Forest Glades, Eastern Sky, Hydrangea, and Sea Breeze inks to stamp the fill-in images onto the outlines. I'm thinking that a simple black and white design, without the filled-in colors, would also be very striking!

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 11 scaledNext, I moved the masking tape to the lower side of the pencil line and used the Classy Stripes Stencil to ink-blend lines across the top, matching the colors on the lower half. I took care to mask each space on either side of the line I was ink blending, then wiped any ink off the masking tape with a dry cloth before moving it over to the next stripe and blending again with the next color.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 10 scaledThen, I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips with Obsidian Ink and matted it with some black cardstock.  Afterward, I adhered it over top of the dividing line between stamping and stenciling. Finally, I stamped one of the outline sprig images and colored it in with Artist Markers in Frayed Leaf and Sea Glass. Next, I used the coordinating die to die cut it and tucked it in underneath the sentiment strip before trimming the card panel 1/8th” all around and adhering to a card base.

Card #4 – Stamped and Die-Cut Bouquet

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 17 scaledThis card consists of a simple collection of stamped, colored, and die-cut images from the Wildflower Doodles Stamp and Die Set. I stamped 7 different outline images and colored them with Artist Markers.

Altenew WildFlowerDoodles DT2 Mar20 19 scaledThen, I die cut the stamped images along with one of the square frames from the Fine Frames Square Die Set and grouped all of the pieces into an arrangement that was visually pleasing. The “best wishes” sentiment is, again, from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set and is stamped with Obsidian Ink.

Each of the cards today is finished with some matching or coordinating enamel dots because I love them and I can't help myself and that's when I know a card is finished! *grin*

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you're inspired by some of the ideas here and have a chance to make something pretty with the new Wildflower Doodles Stamp Set!

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barbara lassiter March 24, 2020 - 10:15

I love your card designs and your use of color. These are beautiful!

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Judy Price March 24, 2020 - 15:41

I love, love, love those cards! They are really hands-on techniques, which I love. I need tons more practice, then I’ll start showing my work! Thanks SO MUCH, Norine, for keeping us flowing with ideas. God bless, and stay safe, happy, and crafty!

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Helen Budzik March 24, 2020 - 10:29

Always enjoy seeing what you’ve created, Norine. These cards are beautiful in their simplicity and diversity. Like the color choices and the designs, especially the colorful blocked images. tfs

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Mary Lamp March 24, 2020 - 10:35

Absolutely LOVE the colors and stamps! So versatile!

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Dawn Davidson March 24, 2020 - 10:51

Your cards are beautiful! Very simple and yet elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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Nan March 24, 2020 - 11:03

Wow! Such great cards & ideas! Going to ink up my new Fabulous Florets today!

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Melissa Leftrick March 24, 2020 - 11:24

Absolutely love these!!! Such wonderful creations!

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Marilynn d-r March 24, 2020 - 11:55

Beautiful cards, simple and elegant! Thanks ? for your inspiring art.

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Karen Smee March 24, 2020 - 12:14

Love your cards! I love enamel dots, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Maureen Reiss March 24, 2020 - 14:44

Really Beautiful cards!!!

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Annette Gordon March 24, 2020 - 14:44

Love the blues greens and purples together. Such whimsical and soft pretty cards.

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Robi Wax March 25, 2020 - 13:53

Love the colors! Beautiful!

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Henriëtte March 25, 2020 - 14:05

Gorgeous cards, beautiful colours Norine!
Do I understand it right that you die cut squares and those squares you used as a stencil on your panel of the second card?
Thank you so much for sharing, take care and have a wonderful day.

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norine hope March 25, 2020 - 21:33

Hi Henriette, yes that’s correct, insofar as I use the die cut negatives, or, the openings that are left behind when you pop out the square die cuts. I cut three different sizes and used the largest hole one, the middle sized opening twice and the smallest opening twice, shifting them around to overlap each other here and there. Hope that’s a little clearer! Norine

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Henriëtte March 26, 2020 - 16:50

Yes, thank you so much for your answer.

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Michele W March 25, 2020 - 14:31

Love all the ways you used this stamp set, Norine, especially the one with the color blocking. Thanks to your great inspiration this stamp set is going on my wish list.

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Inkin' Chickie March 25, 2020 - 23:42

Great examples for use of the stamp set. I like seeing the various ideas together.

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