Ever set out to make a card you had in your head, only to wind up making something totally different but even cooler? That happened to me this weekend. I was inspired by the tiny flower print in the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper pack, and envisioned the ombre card above.
But in the process of coloring the ombre with my Stampin' Blends markers, I happened to flip it over and spotted a fun and funky pattern had bled through and was developing on the back!
For whatever reason, the combination of bold black and white stripes with the soft, spotty watercolor effect just really seemed like fun, so I quickly colored another piece of the flower paper in the ombre and made the second card using the back side of it!
How fun is that? Not sure it qualifies as a new "technique," but it certainly was a fun way to create a trendy background.
Both cards above use the Sale-A-Bration reward choice Celebrate You Thinlets. They are FREE with any $100 purchase from now through March 31st, 2018. This was my first time using them, and I was delighted to see how nice and big they are. Perfect for cards AND scrapbooking! With the companion stamp set Amazing You (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration) you can create all sorts of different phrases and page titles. I love it when my stamping supplies coordinate perfectly with my scrapbooking supplies!
Let's talk about the Petal Passion papers for a minute. You don't have to color them--they're amazing in black and white, but you can spritz, sponge, brayer, stamp, watercolor and marker on them. I do really like monochromatic color schemes, though, so I made one more card to showcase that tiny floral print in it's original state.
Guess what? I want you all to try the Petal Passion papers as well!!! An assortment of papers and three coordinating trims are included with every Class of the Month thank you card during February. Silver Mini Sequins, White Organza Ribbon and Silver Baker's Twine along with generously cut 4x4 patterned paper samples will give you a real chance to try them for yourself and see if you want to add a pack to your next order. Click here to check out the February 2018 Class of the Month.
Ready to recreate these cards at home? Here's what you'll need to gather:
Thanks for stopping in today for some fun ideas to do with your black and white patterned papers! If you have questions about Sale-A-Bration, Class of the Month Club, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, or anything else, drop me a line at Lyssa@songofmyheartstampers.com. Happy to talk "shop" anytime!