Happy Monday, everyone!!! Hope you had a lovely weekend!! Lately I've been trying to incorporate pattern backgrounds to my cards. And for me this is a difficult task. It seems as when I create a card using patterned background my focal point gets lost. Needless to say I've shone away from it for a while.
However, we all know how fun it is to create a patterned background. The versatility of the many stamps that are being manufactured lately calls for one to create loads of patterns in whatever size, color or shape. Not to mention the cost effectiveness of it ;)
A little while ago I had fun creating this pattern. I used two Papertrey Ink stamp sets. But again it's still on my card stock bin waiting to be put to good use. Hopefully I'll create something with it today and share with you tomorrow :)
1. Stamp the grid.
2. Then I stamped my circle image (I stamped it with PTI's vintage cream so do allow it to dry before you stamp your first Guide Lines image) and then I filled it in with one of my Guide Lines images.
4. My finished piece is a little blurry, sorry!! I'll post a better picture. I just wanted you to get an idea of what it looks like :)
Simple enough, isn't it?
Are you into pattern paper?? Do you find it easy to incorporate it in your projects?? I would love to see your best use of pattern paper (homemade would be great too) I can use all the inspiration I can for this one. I know Debbie Olson seems to be the queen in this area. I love her work :)
Hope you were inspired to create a pattern paper!! You'll be surprised how many backgrounds you can come up with, with the stamp sets you already posses.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Guide Lines I, Boxes, Bags & Tags
Ink: Papertrey Ink vintage cream, Palette burnt umber, Martha Stewart's deep sea