Friday, August 18, 2017

Year of Techniques - Stamping on Patterned Paper

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
We all love our stamp sets and we all love our patterned paper.  Well, this month we’re combining the two by stamping ON patterned paper for some unique projects.  It will be fun to see what stamps and papers our team decides to pair together.   And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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Our team's cards for this challenge start with Gracie.

I made a trip to Tuesday Morning!  But I really found some bargains.  I got a pad of Graphic 45 paper for $2.99 and a Graphic45 stamp set for $3.99!  They were perfect for the cards I made for today.  The stamp set is "Time to Celebrate".  I couldn't decide which to use so I made 2 cards.  The 1st is feminine; the 2nd masculine.  I stamped no the with clear embossing powder and embossed with Ranger copper embossing powder.   It just looked vintage.  I added bronze charms to each card and twine to the masculine card.  I love the different patterns. ~ Gracie 

Denise has three cards.

In the past few years I purchased a couple of books from thrift shops.  One was Roget's Thesaurus published in 1977 for 45 cents and a volume of the Encyclopedia  Britannica published in 1907.  It is only one volume (XX Prussia to Rossetti) and the cover was torn and partially missing, so I bought it specifically to use in my paper crafting.  I looked through to see what would work with any stamps I had and decided that pages from the sections for "road" and "railway" would work great with  a stamp set from Graphic 45 called Come Away With Me.  I stamped the train and car on those pages and used the same sentiment as a banner attached with some plaid washi tape.  I blended with distress ink around both the tag and the torn page.  For the top card I took a page from the Thesaurus for plants and used the section referring to mostly flowers.  I stamped with an image from Unity Stamp Company's KOM for August called Never Be Afraid.  I painted it with Distress Inks.  I also painted a white piece of paper with the red Distress Ink used for the blooms and then stamped the sentiment from CTMH Holiday Tags Occasions.  A piece of red raffia ribbon and it was done. - Denise

Finally Sue brings us two cute cards.

I’ve made two cards, both are kind of similar. I stamped using outline stamps and fussy cut the images.

For the first card, I used Simon Says STAMP One With Nature stamp set. I chose three printed papers (in the green family) and stamped the trees. I fussy cut them. Then, keeping with the “nature” theme, I used some natural-fibre ribbon to separate the trees from the sentiment.

For the second card, I used Simon Says STAMP Artful Flowers stamp set. I chose three pink-ish printed papers and stamped the outline flowers. I fussy cut them. I used some Nuvo drops for the center of the flowers for a bit of shine. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Flower Friend stamp set.- Sue 
Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!
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  1. What a feast for the eyes! I love each and every one of the cards!

  2. Well hello team, you all did a wonderful job again. I really like the "journey" cards great idea. Love the poppy's. Paper piecing is always a great idea too. Thank you so much for joining our hop again and sharing your creations with us. Looking forward to next months challenge

  3. Awesome cards, they are all so wonderful. I really love the idea of using old book pages on cards. Thanks so much everyone, and thanks for sponsoring this month's hop CADC.

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  4. These are all lovely. Thank you all for sharing your talent and inspiration.

  5. Great cards, love the ones with book pages great idea!

  6. You all did such a great job. Loving the Graphic 45 backgrounds, those old book pages to stamp on, and definitely enjoy some paper piecing.

  7. Pretty cards! Inspired to get out some patterned papers and play! I especially love paper piecing!

  8. I love looking at all the inspiration from your design team. All their cards are beautiful.

  9. Great cards and thanks for sponsoring the hop!

  10. Great cards ladies! Loving the mode of transportation cards, so creative! Love the flowers on pretty! The clock on the celebrate card is intricate, I love it!

  11. Gracie - I love the colour combination you chose; the cards are great! Denise - I love that you used sheets from "real" books at the background. The cards turned out great! Might have to check out a thrift shop soon for "old" books!