Resource - Tips & Tricks: Patterned Paper 5 Ways
I Love patterned paper. Love it. I Love combining different styles and patterns. Love using little snippets of patterned paper. Love the amazing variety out there!
Here are 5 ways to use patterned paper:
1. As a Border I cut a few small squares from a pile of left-overs on my desk. Inked the edges and adhered them along the bottom of the tag, creating a border. Of course, this could also be done on a card or scrapbook page. 2. Stamping on Patterned Paper I used black ink and Fontwerks Flower stamps to stamp on several sheets of patterned paper. When the ink was dry, I cut out the flowers and adhered them to my card. 3. Adhered Behind Clear Embellishments I used Diamond glaze all over the back of my embellishments (Heidi Swapp hearts and 7 Gypsies buttons), gluing them to the patterned paper. When it was completely dry, I carefully cut around the hearts and buttons, then added them to my page. 4. Patterned Paper as a Paper Piecing I made an easy paper pieced flower out of patterned paper for this card. I cut out the petals and created the center with my circle punch. Easy. 5. As a Color Blocked Background I used several patterned papers for my background. I tried to keep the colors in the same color family, so the background wouldn't be too distracting. I did, however, add a small punch of hot pink as an accent along the left side. I built this up on an ugly piece of neon yellow cardstock-I prefer the sturdiness of cardstock as a base for my pages.
I hope this gave you some new ideas...go rummage through your stash and stacks of patterned paper (or pick up some new exciting stuff) and work some patterned paper magic! :)