Wednesday, September 24, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Nonni Plays With Stamps And Patterned Paper

Hi guys! It's Nonni here playing with Bloom Sketches and some patterned paper! This is a fun technique for altering patterned paper by using your favorite stamps.

For creating this look you'll need:
  • STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches stamp set
  • Card for card base and matting your stamped panel
  • Patterned paper: mine has a fun script-look!
  • Watermark ink pad (I used Versamark)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Embossing Buddy for removing static before embossing
  • Heat tool
  • Black ink (I used Versafine)
  • Sponging tool/Sponge
  • Clean cloth/Tissue

1. Cut your patterned paper to the size you want. Make the card base and cut another piece of card for matting your patterned paper. My card mats are always 0.5 cm bigger than my focal panels: in this card the patterned paper panel is 8.2 cm x 8.2 cm and the mat is 8.7 x 8.7 centimetres. The base is cut and folded to a normal A2 card size. 

2. If you have an embossing buddy, use it now to remove static from your patterned paper. Then stamp daisies on it with watermark ink. I pour powder on top of my stamped flowers one by one - that way it's easier to see where to stamp the next flower. If you use darker patterned paper, it's easier to see where you've stamped with watermark ink but in my opinion, lighter papers work better with this technique. After your stamping is all done, melt the embossing powder with heat tool and you'll have something that looks like this:

3. Now grab black ink and ink tool. Sponge black ink all over your patterned paper until you are happy with the coverage. The patterned paper I used is quite fun because it has black writing on it: it shines beautifully through the black ink. After inking, rub the embossed images with clean cloth to remove the ink from top of them. Look at the lowest flower in the next photo: I haven't cleaned it yet. Wiping off the excess ink makes a big difference!

4. If you want to make a CAS design like I did, all you have to do now is mat your stamped patterned paper and adhere it to the card base. I used foam tape for dimension. Stamp greeting... and you are done! Here's the card once again:

I hope you'll want to create your own patterned papers now! Happy stamping! :)

Stamps Nonni used in today's project:

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing on September 30! You can read more about it here.


  1. This is a fun technique. It works great with a bright coloured background as well Hugz

  2. Stunning, how the script is still visible after the sponging. So striking! Adding to my 'must do' list!

  3. Really neat! The way the text peeks out gives it the look of lots of layers without all the work. Thanks for sharing!

  4. that's cool! I love the monochrome. Would never thought of stamping and embossing on top of patterned paper but it is a great effect

  5. This is simply stunning! The stamping and embossing over the pattern paper is a fabulous idea!

  6. Great technique Nonni! The black and white is so striking together. Love how the patterned paper shines through.

  7. Amazing!!!! love this technique and fun scripted look!!! It's beautiful in black and white and inspiring!

  8. Gorgeous card, Nonni! I love the subtle text underneath the dark card stock! Well done on this one!!!!!

  9. Beautiful card - I love this technique. Thanks, Nonni, for sharing.

  10. I loved this technique ,The pattern peeking through stamps looks very interesting :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique!

  11. Hi. Wow that is so awesome. Must try this technique, I have so many designer paper and I have clear embossing power. Yours looks so great, love the black and white and the simplicity of your card. Thank you for sharing :)

  12. oh such amazing, love the soft comeout from the paper
    CU hellerlittle

  13. I am the proud owner of this card and had to come and check out how it was done, fabulous technique and one I am going to have a go at! Thanks Nonni x

  14. Beautiful card! Many thanks for the details on this terrific looking technique.


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