Creating your own pattern paper was the challenge put forth last week. When creating your own DIY pattern paper all you need is paper, a stamp or stamp set (almost any stamp set would work) and some inks. I recommend using a color wheel or a color coach to help you pick colors that work well together.  Below are some examples of pattern paper I created with some random stamp sets. 

I played around with some stamp sets and some colors with just some basic Very Vanilla card stock.

You can speed things up a bit.  Instead of stamping each bug individually, I placed all of them on a large block and stamped them at the same time. This works well if you are going to stamp them all in the same color anyway.

I then went back and did all the accents and coloring.  This is a great way to just relax and color while you listen to your favorite music or watch your favorite show.  

Once your DIY pattern paper is done you can cut it up as desired and add to your projects.  There is even some great tutorials about a technique called the “one sheet wonder”.

Our challengers did a great job making some of their own pattern paper and making cards.  Thank you to Michele and Linda for sharing your cards with us.

Michele used the Rooted in Nature set to create this peaceful green pattern paper.  

Linda used the “bubble” image to create a fun and carefree background on this card.

I hope you enjoyed learning about this technique.  Grab some stamps and give it a try! 




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