Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Embossing on Patterned Paper

Harvest Berries - PTI & In Full Bloom-Stampin' Up
The lesson for Day 2 was about embossing on patterned paper.  I made two cards - I don't have any big background stamps, so I had to improvise using one the Gingko leaves from PTI's Harvest Berries.  I stamped them on patterned paper and clear embossed them, and then tool Old Olive craft ink on a sponge dauber and went over the paper.  Afterwards, the clear embossing is removed with paper and an iron.  (It reminded me of wax batik!)  Love the idea and how the leaves turned out.  Not sure about the card layout, but I was also trying a design element I saw in one of yesterday's videos (with the daisy circles).

I am trying to use some already stamped /colored images on my cards so I can concentrate on the patterned paper aspect of the card.  I had this daisy I colored with my Copics leftover.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but t is colored on patterned paper (soft stone from PTI).

Asian Fusion - PTI

I had the black and white polka dot paper on the floor and when I was going through my box of images "waiting to be chosen" for a card, I saw this  vase from  PTI's Asian Fusion set.  It was already embossed with black embossing powder with red Stickles in the center of the flowers.  I inked up my French Script background stamp with red ink and stamped over the black polka dot paper (next time I might experiment with embossing in red), and paired it with smaller red polka dots.  The solid black around the vase and the strip of red border provides contrast for the patterns.  I glued on a crocheted flower and a red button to mirror the vase.

Day 2 of the Pattern Play class


  1. Really nice cards. I love both your cards. Well thought out.

  2. Very pretty colors on your first card. Like the red stickles and embossing on the other cards. Lovely!

  3. Great cards. Love both layouts and those PTI harvest berries leaves.

  4. Beautiful cards! The gingko worked perfectly and your sponging is so pretty too. I also really like the vase on the text background...and anything red or polka-dotted makes me happy :)

  5. Fabulous cards! I'm really drawn to the red, white, and black design!! Awesome work!

  6. Cathy, These are so pretty. My fav is the red and black one. "Pinned" it so I can CASE it later! The pattern paper class sounds like fun!


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