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Stamping Plus a Touch of Pattern: Day 4

September 18, 2015

Looking for a fun way to incorporate pattern papers with your stamping? Designer Elizabeth Allan joins us this week with a feature to help you do just that. She’s grabbed her designer papers and favorite new cling stamps for a week of…


The traditional beauty of our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-405 Holly Tweet, takes center stage on Elizabeth’s final “stamping plus a touch of pattern” creation.



How-To: Today Elizabeth’s “touch of pattern” is along the top of her card.  She’s paired two of our designer paper pads, 80-010 Coco Style and 80-008 Gentle Whisper, to create two neutral bands of pattern at the top of her card.  A small strip of red cardstock along the bottom of her card balances her overall design.  To create her watercolor bird and branch (40-405 Holly Tweet) she stamped her image using a light ink color and then painted it with watercolors and pastel pencils.  Once dry, she fussy cut the image and adhered it to her card using dimensional foam adhesive.



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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Jan D., FL permalink
    September 18, 2015 5:07 am

    Just beautiful.

  2. Carolyn L permalink
    September 18, 2015 6:31 am

    Perfect balance of traditional with modern accents, not an easy concept to achieve. Beautifully done!

  3. Cyndee permalink
    September 18, 2015 6:32 am

    this card is very well balanced and so pretty! I will need to refer back to this one, thanks.

  4. Susan Roberts permalink
    September 18, 2015 6:47 am

    Very pretty! Really love the coloring of the leaves. Thank you Elizabeth for the inspiration!

  5. renee m permalink
    September 18, 2015 8:09 am

    What a lovely card and it’s so gorgeously colored!

  6. Gloria Reynolds permalink
    September 18, 2015 8:19 am

    You may have just inspired my holiday card-making for this year. Just love the sweet image against the crisp white background and your patterned paper choice is the perfect balance. Just love it!

  7. barbara lassiter permalink
    September 18, 2015 9:13 am

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Love this card so much!

  8. Maria permalink
    September 18, 2015 9:53 am

    Lovely stamp and a beautiful card !

  9. judka permalink
    September 18, 2015 3:45 pm

    This made me gasp out loud! The touch of designer paper on each card this week was just the right touch to change the cards from ordinary to extraordinary. I plan to incorporate this lesson in my Christmas cards! Thanks, Elizabeth for an amazing week.

  10. September 18, 2015 3:57 pm

    Stunning design!!

  11. September 18, 2015 9:33 pm

    Soon sweet!

  12. September 18, 2015 11:40 pm

    Beautiful card !

  13. mjmarmo permalink
    September 19, 2015 8:27 pm


  14. Lindi permalink
    September 19, 2015 8:33 pm

    clean and Beautiful Xxx

  15. September 19, 2015 8:35 pm

    This might be my favorite of the week, Elizabeth–LOVE this card! The 2 papers together is such a great look & the little red strip at the bottom is so perfect but most people wouldn’t have thought to do that! Thanks for the inspiration all week!

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