Hello everyone! I'm here with another video tutorial to share with you today. I'll be showing you how to make a really simple and elegant card by making panels out of patterned paper.
This is a really awesome technique for when you have a beautiful patterned paper with bold and/or big accents that you really love and want to let shine. Use any paper you have in your stash for this - especially if there's one that's been a bit overwhelming to use!
Go ahead and watch the video to see the full process:
This technique is pretty simple - trim your paper to panels that will fit onto your card. What I love about the paper I chose is that there are big, bold flowers, but there were also spaces for me to strategically place my sentiment. I used this really versatile stamp set from Simon Says Stamp - I also love that it's a smaller set so it's an affordable way to make sure you have every possible occasion covered!
However, if there isn't a space for a stamped sentiment, you can always stamp onto a piece of cardstock and trim around to place on top of your card. That's what I did for the card below, using this stamp set.
I stuck to minimal embellishments for these cards, since I wanted the patterned paper to be the centerpiece and highlight. This is a perfect time to make a dent in your wood veneer and sequin stash (if you're like me and feel like the stash never lessens!) For this card, I used adhesive pearls. Remember that with something like wood veneers, you can alter them to match your card, which I did on mine by inking them in Hero Arts Pale Tomato Shadow Ink.
Thank you for stopping by and for watching my video! I hope it inspired you to find new ways to use your patterned paper when making cards. Make sure to subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel if you haven't already!