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Monday, 11 April 2016

Combining Crafty Individuals Pretty Patterned Papers with Stamping (by Anne)

I have been using some lovely pretty patterned papers and combining them with stamping to make a couple of cards suitable for a wedding, or maybe a Baptism or Christening.

These papers are on sale in the Chocolate Baroque shop at the moment. They are lovely paper pads to have in your stash so worth taking a look. I have bought several different sets and I love them all.

Card 1 - In this first one I cut away the centre of the patterned paper and created a pretty stamped scene to layer behind the aperture – coloured with watercolour pens. You need a paper with a border type design for this one. Paper pad: Crafty Individuals Book 7 (Shades of Summer). Scene stamps were from the Sunburst Scenes set.

Card 2 - In this one I used a die to cut into the paper and stamped directly onto the patterned paper. You need a fairly pale all over type of paper design for this one. Paper pad: Crafty Individuals Book 3 (Springtime).Scene stamps were from the Village Life set.
Materials Used:
  • Sunburst Scenes (card 1), Village Life (card 2), Card Sentiments (card 1) and A Little Bird Told Me (card 2) stamp sets
  • 6 X 6 inch white card blanks
  • Smooth stamping card (card 1), pale blue card and pearlescent white for die cuts (card 2)
  • Crafty Individuals Book 7 Shades of Summer (card 1), Book 3 Springtime (card 2)
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Memento (London Fog – card 1)
  • Watercolour pens (greens, greys, blues and orange)
  • Alcohol pen (dark grey for edging mats)
  • WOW embossing powder (Opaque Bright White) – for sentiments and church (card 2)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Diamond) for added sparkle
  • Dies to cut the aperture and to decorate the frame (card 2)
  • PVA pearls (card 2)
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel


  1. Two very pretty cards Anne and I particularly love that beautiful floral with the scene showing through the middle, but the church also works well sitting on the lovely die cut shape with the leaves framing it. A great way of combining papers with stamping. x

  2. Both are so pretty, loving the colours xx Zoe xx

  3. Hi Anne, what wonderful cards, and using the beautiful papers is so inspirational,, gorgeous designs, Kate x

  4. Fab ideas, love both examples - thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. very clever combinations Anne - lovely makes xx

  6. What a wonderful atmospheric images on these cards. Janny

  7. Wow, both cards look like artwork! Beautiful combinations of DP and stamps!

  8. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments.


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