Hi! I hope you're having a great Wednesday. It's Jocelyn here, and today made a card with the Wild Hibiscus stamp set. I also have a few tips for stamping on patterned paper.
I started by stamping the sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus set, inking the edges of the panel, and adding gold spray mist.
Next, I stamped three of the flowers from the Wild Hibiscus set and one of the butterfly images on patterned paper:
Here are a few suggestions for picking patterned papers that work well with Altenew stamps:
- Altenew flowers have dimension, and therefore I tend to avoid papers with a strong repeating pattern (think bold stripes or polka dots). The pattern won't bend with the images. Instead, I pick papers with less discernible patterns or no patterns.
- Consider inking the stamps with a dark permanent ink first to stain the stamp outline. Being able to see the outline helps with orienting the stamp on the patterned paper.
- Papers with varied colors work well and play on the dimension. For this card, I tried to orient the stamps where the darkest area of the paper was in the center of the flowers.
- Select different colors or patterns for the same card, especially for floral images.
- Try several patterned papers, even if the patterns don't look like they would fit with the stamp. I almost avoided the patterned paper I used since I wasn't sure about the gold flecks, but it worked.
Here's a close-up:
I fussy cut the flowers and butterfly and then added a couple of gold accents to finish the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!