Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Make your own patterned paper

When I saw Nichole Heady's sneak peak of her new Guide Lines set I pulled out my Scor-pal and came up with my own version. I knew the Signature Flowers set from Fontwerks that I had would be perfect for this.

Using my Scor-pal and plain white cardstock I scored the cardstock every half inch in one direction, turned it 90 degrees and scored every half inch again creating a grid.

Next I stamped one of the square patterns with tattered rose Distress Ink using my scored lines as a guide.

After I stamped the entire sheet with the square I inked up one of the circle stamps using antique linen Distress Ink and stamped that in the center of each remaining square.

For my card, I sponged the edges with more antique linen Distress Ink and matted it with some pink cardstock from my LSS. The pansy stamp is from Rubbernecker Stamp Company and stamped in tattered rose Distress Ink. I added a little shabby shutters reinker to the flower stems and leaves and some tattered rose to the flowers. I also stamped a second flower and cut out just the center one and mounted it with pop-dots for some dimension.

Take a look at your stamps and see what you have that might be perfect for this technique. I know I'll be getting a lot more use out of this set now using this idea. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Fontwerks, Rubbernecker
  • Papers: White cardstock, Pink and Brown from LSS
  • Ink: Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Shabby shutters)
  • Accessories: Scor-pal, pop-dots


Anonymous said...

What an ingenious use of Scor-pal. I love it!!

Diana Crick

Jennifer Love said...

Stunningly beautiful! Great idea with the Scor-Pal. I need to use mine for more than just folding cards in half. LOL!

Newstampinaddict said...

That is such a great idea! Now to find my small stamps!!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome Idea! Great job!

Speedystamper said...

Super fabulous tutorial!! You so rock!

Giulia said...

Thanks for share!

Lynette said...

Great card, Beth!

TAC Angel Christina said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. Did you come up with this on your own?? Can't wait to try this one! I'm always looking for new ways to use my fabulous scor-pal! Oh, by the way, I found your blog by clicking on your link from a comment you left on the Gina K blog. Thanks again!