Stamping on Patterned Papers

by jocelynolson1

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.

Mother's Love

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:

Mother's Love

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:

Mother's Love

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!


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Celeste Goff August 19, 2015 - 7:16 AM

What a beautiful card! Love the flowers stamped on the abstract patterned paper!

Ruby N August 19, 2015 - 7:53 AM

Smart! Beautiful card indeed <3

Holly Saveur August 19, 2015 - 8:01 AM

gorgeous such an great idea..I did this before too..but then also colored the flowers a bit with Copics…but love your way even better…

May Park August 19, 2015 - 2:55 PM

I love the idea of coloring the flowers with Copics after stamping them on patterned paper!

suemcrae August 19, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Beautifully done!

Emily Frasier August 19, 2015 - 10:07 AM

This is just gorgeous, Jocelyn!

Jan Castle August 19, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Soooooooo pretty – will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Paper Hugs,

Miriam Prantner August 19, 2015 - 12:52 PM

So pretty! I love the papers you chose for the flowers, and they are perfectly placed on the card!

Michele F August 19, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Very, very pretty, Jocelyn… why is it I don’t thing to do this? Especially with the pile of patterned papers a person has to pick … whoa. I love it!
=] M

May Park August 19, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Gorgeous card, Jocelyn! Thanks you so much for sharing your tips with us. I must give it a try. :)

stampnhi August 20, 2015 - 6:43 AM

Gorgeously done Jocelyn! Awesome tips on choosing the right pattern paper.

Daisies Girl August 20, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Wonderful and so beautiful!! Love the way the small details in the patterned paper help enhance the beauty of the flowers – STUNNING!!!

Samantha M August 20, 2015 - 12:44 PM

this is so stunning! like honestly, i audibly gasped when i saw this card! LOVE the tips for stamping with these flowers on patterned paper! LOVE the edges of the card…love it all! <3

jintyoo7 September 5, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Gorgoeus – thank you for this lovely inspiration (although that seems like an understatement)!


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