Stamped Paper Piecing (Using Patterned Paper)Feb 26, 2020
hello and welcome everyone this is jennifer mcguire and i'm so thankful you're here so today is one of those videos where i went a little overboard and did too many cards so it's a longer video but i hope you See it. Because I share a lot of tips for
splices, so this is a great way to use up any waste, especially patterned papers. I know many of us hoard patterned papers and use them infrequently so
splices, so this is a great way to use up any waste, especially patterned papers. I know many of us hoard patterned papers and use them infrequently so
usingthem with your stamps gets new life out of the papers and your stamps so I have some tips for you on how to make pattern papers work for images
stampedsome different tips and lots of cards to share the best part of this you can use these techniques with any paper pattern or stamps so it's a great way to extend your products for my cards.
I'll be using 6x6 pattern papers, the reason I'm doing this is that I think smaller patterns on 6x6 papers are better for cards. making but you can use twelve by twe If that's what you have I usually use my twelve by twelve patterned papers to make my own envelopes and I'll link a video here describing how my favorite 6x6 patterned papers are now from Sunny Studios Honeybee Designs Lawn Fawn, my favorite things and a few others, but you will see that those are the brands I use the most today. I just like that they offer patterns that are tone on tone subtle patterns like the one you see here so it's something you can stamp and wear without it being too annoying another fun line by the way is Doodlebug and I'm going to link to all the ones that show up below so I'll try to make some different types of patterned paper examples today so you can see ways to use them in conjunction with your Pattern I use a lot of Sunny Studio patterned paper these days the reason is these are double sided and there are so many tone on tone patterns so it seems to be one that I reach for a lot and there are many different options different colors available even the ones with m multi colored patterns the other side is tone on tone so you have that option too.
I also really like their pattern paper pack from Sunny Studio which has all the light grays and I'll be using that in today's video as well so you'll see that a bit. later now today's technique is to stamp on the pattern paper and then cut it out and put it together on the card it's a fun alternative to coloring coloring is something that makes me very anxious and I'm not very good at it so this is a great way to add color to your card, but only use patterned papers. This is my first example and you can see that all the patterns are made on patterned paper.
Set of 6 by 8 stamps with a large floral heart image that I will use on some of my cards and then you can see the smaller floral image to the left that I will use on some of my other cards I also use some of the good sentiments on this , I chose this image because it has those big flowers so the pattern can be seen through and images that are easy to cut. I went through my collection of pattern paper and grabbed a few different ones that I could use to make multiple cards, so I'll end up making I think 5 cards. with this first round of embossing, these two here are from Lawn Fawn and I thought they would be fun and fun multi colored patterned papers that I could use for the large flower images using my Misti embossing tool.
I am stamping these images with the two new black obsidian. ink this is a pigment ink that will allow me to add clear embossing powder so that I have a black embossed image I really want to make sure I get a solid dark black image that will help define the edges on this pattern paper even more when adding that embossing thermal clear thermal etching will make it even darker and make it pop with a bit of shine and dimension this is something I think really makes a world of difference when you are embossing on pattern n paper I want to keep the extra pattern paper on the side here so I'm going to cut those strips because I can use them in a scrapbook and I'll have a link to a video that talks about creating cards using your scraps so now I'm going to use my scissors to carefully cut out the large flower on this picture, so I'll have these large model paper flowers. not at all and it's kind of therapeutic so I went ahead and cut each flower out of this patterned paper.
I also black-heated the same images on other patterned papers, but these are a little more tone-on-tone, so we have this light green streak. then I have a darker green polka dot and then I have this peach plaid so you can use whatever scraps you may have from the peach plaid images. I'm going to cut out those little berries if you want to save time you could just use a marker or gemstones or Nuvo drops or something to color those berries but I thought it would be fun to use the pattern paper now I cut this big floral heart out of the paper darker green pattern paper that has some dots, it wasn't dark enough so one of the things you can do to change your pattern papers or tone to mute them a bit is to ink them.
I use my Pink and Maine Amma Crush organ to easily apply some green ink to this to make it a bit darker. Now it's time to make our paper perforation. I go. to use liquid glue in peace on all the different pieces we cut out now here you see me gluing some leaves I had the same images embossed on a lighter green stripe pattern paper and cut out some of the larger leaves you can choose and choose whatever you want to build now. I'm just gluing them onto this darker green patterned paper heart that we created.
I'm also using foam adhesive to add the flowers on top and these are the ones we created from that checkered lawn. fawn patterned paper so you're just going to go ahead and put all these pieces together it's so much fun it's like putting a puzzle together and the best part is this doesn't even have to be near perfect you just want to add a little color here and there I did some berries on the peach and I did make the main flowers big before you know it you'll have your image lined up like you see here and I actually have that little flower cluster as well from the same set of stamps now at this point no I found my flowers to stick out enough for me they would appear to fade, so here's one of the things you can do with your pattern paper images: add a little bit of ink to the edges.
I just started using this i crafter mini blending brush. like little sponge brushes but the tips are actually a brush like the smudge brushes we love so much but they are smaller you can hold them with your finger or you can hold them like a pencil just clip them on and you can watch them stack up really well and they are easy to store there it comes with all these together in a set so you can have one for each color so you don't have to clean in between so having the smaller brush is perfect for getting into the nooks and crannies in these little pictures i started by using the mini blend brush to add yellow butter stick hero arts ink to the tips so you can see me doing that here but i decided it was a little too orange II so i decided to add some pale tomato ink to that as well and that has a bit of a peachy red S to it so I end up with kind of an orange tint to this.
Now you could use sponges to do this. Definitely the reason I recently switched to using this is that I found out my sponges had some sort of expiration date. I would use them a lot and use them a lot and they would stop at the end and i actually just replaced all of mine but i found this worked really well it was my favorite discovery in creative asian ever. craft sampler and i found it works perfect to get into little nooks and crannies with a little bit of ink blending which is why you see me using this today.
I also like how they stack together it makes it easy to use so on some of the flowers I just did the pale tomato ink so it has a little bit of a little bit of peach so I have this little bit of color just on the outer edges and you can see how it defines the edges of those flowers more and makes them pop more so if you have a pattern paper that's really busy you can give it a little more definition by just inking the edges or if it's too busy you can tint all to mute it a bit when it's the color you want.
Now here's another example I did. green pattern paper in the background then I have a gingham checkered green for the leaves that I added and here is a yellow floral grass paper that is white with yellow flowers this was one that really made a world of difference adding a little bit of yellow ink to the edges I will show a comparison here you can see this or one that I have inked and here is a flower that I have not inked and look at how the one that is inked stands out a little more just adds a little more color to the project I think it makes a world of difference to add that i ink all the way to the edges and again you can use any inking tool you may have so when i made this paper most of it was glued flat but i popped the flowers to give it some dimension, so make sure to pop some of your paper piscine so it stands out a bit now here is my third example using this image this time my flowers are on this peach gingham paper so it's peach and white and I thought it would be really helpful to add that pale tomato ink to the edges you'll see a difference between the two flowers here this one I finished and the one on the left I didn't paint and you can see how it really defines the edges and makes it stand out a lot more against the background we have a lot of patterns here so it's nice to have that definition so it all stands out in all this flora l pictures I didn't use cardstock I just used pattern paper and lots of cutouts ok so let's go ahead and put some of these together cards here.
I'm using my custom expressions rectangle masking template to help me center my sentiment which has the template guidelines for an a2 card so I'm lining up the guidelines that are etched into the template with the outer edge of the card and that makes a smaller window in the center where I can center my sentiment and making sure I get a perfect center placement is so much easier than looking at it by the way this note card is a white note card that is four and a quarter by five and a half and i have a light gray pattern paper from sunny studios on top so you can see behind the flower is a soft gray pattern paper sunny studios soft gray pattern paper pack is my favorite and i use it a lot in this video, as you can see I also added some iridescent gems from Lucy's cards on some of the berries in the background just for a bit of Dimension and a bit of sparkle for the sentiments. ntos on these cards.
I just went through my stash and looked for a game I hadn't used. A particular sentiment for something I thought was really special and the first is from this Concord and 9th set of stamps I really like that message and thought it was great for this card because of the way I
stampedmy matching envelope and that image is of this bee love and closed stamp set and i actually stamped all of today's envelopes using this set. as sets like this with greetings that are perfect for our envelopes we spend a lot of time on our cards so its nice to make the envelopes special too here is the other card i made with the yellow flowers on this one i made a soft gray floral pattern of paper behind it and that's again from that light gray paper pack from Sunny Studios you can see it there and then I stamped all the hugs diagonally across the heart and it ended up being my favorite of the three you can also see those gemstones iridescents and how they add some dimension and sparkle this time i had the heart shifted to the left just to shake up the design when i make multiple cards with the same images i like to change the design up a bit for something different now that feeling is from this set of stamps Woful flower here for you that has many very special feelings for someone who needs encouragement, like having you in my heart all the hugs you i wish i could be there for you and keep you in my prayers so my third patterned paper heart example is this here the background is a gray and white patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and you can see how I have subtle patterned papers for the leaves but then that fun peach and white for the flowers so it's fun to mix and match different things if you want to go bold with a bolder pattern paper I think inking the edges helps now the sentiment on this one is from Concord and the 9th set of stamps so happy i used in a video before but really any scent would work great with this image.
I also have the smaller flowers that I created with my leftover pieces and kept this simple car design for these as the background. I used the bee fluttering hearts dies. Now there is the fluttering heart dye that is in my left hand and in my right hand are the fluttering hearts Pierce died, they can be used forseparate or together you just layer them so i made white cardstock out of both and layered them on my note card and look at that fun background here you can see the hearts punched out inside the open hearts and its just a great background now for my flowers I punched out a yellow square pattern paper and then stamped thinking of you onto it and matted it with black cardstock then added the flour with some gemstones in the center this design here is a great way to use small scraps of paper with any floral image or any image that has a large open space so you can see the pattern here is m and yellow version and i did the exact same thing same background same sentiment that is from the memory box floral heart stamp set and the same light yellow polka dot patterned paper so for these cards I did the embossing on a bunch of different patterned papers and took them in a bowl with scissors and i went upstairs and while my kids did their homework i just did all my fussy cutting and then went back downstairs to assemble them its a great way to make a lot of cards at once ok my next example has a lot less cutting and it shows that you can even use pattern papers for cute little buggy cards and surprisingly I think this is my favorite card of all today.
I use them for this one my favorite things birthday sprout stamp set I just got this and couldn't wait to use it I thought the elephant and bunny would be perfect to use for a paper pattern again do you want to use a picture that shows enough of the pattern so you don't want anything too small and detailed so i checked my cutouts again these are fawn patterned papers and i'm stamping with the black pigment ink and sometimes i like to stamp twice to make sure it's super da rk black solid, once i have stamped it i go ahead and use my ultra fine clear highlight powder and that will darken it even more and give it that high gloss dimension here i am stamping the elephant onto blue pattern paper. cut the hat out of that, then I'll stamp the bunny onto pink striped pattern paper and cut the flowers out of that, so basically you stamp the different images onto different pattern paper and cut different elements to put together this is that Gray paper pack of Sunny Studios and I thought it would be perfect for our little bunny it just has subtle little polka dots ok so now it's time to do some fussy cutting and I'll just cut different parts of the pictures from the different pattern papers. you can see how the pattern papers all go together but you'd be surprised if they don't have to be the perfect match, you can make them work together very easily and even ink them over if you want here I have a white background that I cut out of it Bee fluttering die cut hearts I thought it would be a fun background.
I'm stamping my little elephant and little bunny exactly where I want them on my card with that black ink and then I'm going to add my clear embossing powder which doesn't really matter how well this stamp I'm stamping on the texture doesn't matter this is really just a guideline for us to lay our pattern papers on top since i have so many different patterns here on these small pieces i think it's important to ink the edges last time i used color to do it usually when i do pieces of paper with pattern papers i just ink the outer edge just with a little blending brush like this or a sponge applicator and some soft granite ink from hero arts which is a nice light gray so basically it's like create a shadow around the edges and no matter what color the paper pattern is that light gray works with it so any light gray ink would work just add that ink directly on the edges and watch how it gives a nice definition Initiation to each of the different pattern papers.
I like that the I crafter mini smudge brush set actually has one for gray so it's perfect for this. Well, now it's time to do our little puzzle. We are going to gather all our pattern papers. I have my little flowers that I cut on top of the bunny and there we have our cute image. I added some yellow pearls to the center of the flowers on the bunny and to the top of the elephant's hat. our little white piece there with all the images on a blue piece of paper and then I added it to a white card where I have a gray piece of paper and that's from the Sunny Studios gray paper pack there you can look at all the little details we have the little dotted hearts in the background we have our different patterned papers we did the inking on the edge to give that definition and i'm crazy about using patterned papers for images like this it was so much fun and a great way to use little bits now that the sentiment is from this Concord a 9th set of small stamps for labeling I just cut out the sentiment so I could stack the words you're my happy on top of each other and stamped it right into the bottom which had so much fun making the last cheesy card I thought of What would I do again this time?
I chose very simple images again because we want it to be easy to crop and these are some of my favorite things. Let's glue the stamp set together. This game has been sitting. on my desk waiting to be used for a while now i just thought the pictures were super cute once again i rummaged through my scrap drawer and found some patterned paper cutouts the bottom one is fawn and the top one i think is honey bee Once again I'm going to heat erase my black print to make it stand out even more. I'll cut out one of the cacti from this pattern paper, the one here, but I need to stamp it on another pattern paper to cut out the other one and I decided to use this bolder flora. he Lawn Fawn paper pattern is hard to see the image here, but I'll share another trick with you to give it some definition so you can actually see the image at the bottom of our card now it's time to do our fussy cut again I chose images that they would be really easy to trim now.
If you don't like cropping, you could use a mix, but you would definitely have that white border. I think it's better to do the picky cut now instead of inking the edges. I thought I'd show you another option and that is to use a light gray marker to go around the outer edge of your image, so here I'm using Copic markers on c2 and c4, but you could use any light gray or even colored marker. pencil to do this so you can see how it gives some nice definition to the outside of your stamped image basically you're just creating some shadows to make it stand out even more adding this little bit of gray marker doesn't take a lot of time but it makes a world of difference ok , so I took the same image a and embossed it with black heat onto a blue patterned paper which is very subtle, it's like a fawn mottled patterned paper and my sentiment is there too.
I'm using my mini blending brush to add some cloud-like turquoise sea ink around our stamped image it will make it stand out even more and draw attention to it so after adding that inking we can do our paper
piecingright on top sorry my head gets in the way here but for this example I glued everything flat on top of our background I didn't use any foam tape but you could if you wanted dimension after putting together I added this blue piece with white cardstock I want it to look like i'm tying a jute bow around the top of this is my favorite way to do it i think it gives the best results i just wrap the jute around the front and glue the ends to the back then i'll add a bow to the front a little bit later but first i want to add some dimension behind this piece so i cut a piece of white craft foam to make it slight and smaller and i'm going to glue it on the back and then I'll stick this on our card.
I've got a white note card here with a gray polka dot pattern paper, it's actually a heart pattern paper from Sunny Studio and I'm going to put a dot of liquid adhesive on the jute we wrapped on the front and glue a bow right there so it looks like we wrapped it and tied a bow but this way we can get our bow just right to make the eyes in my image stand out even more on the pattern paper. I used my black enamel pen just to do them up a bit and add that sparkle and dimension that you can see.
I also stamped three little hearts, cut them out and added. to our background and added a little yellow pearl in the center of the flower so you can see the different pattern papers we mixed and matched, but since we gave it a bit of definition with the gray pen and that blue ink in the background, everything it stands out really well and its a great way to use your scraps to make a piece of paper stamp the image together ok my last example is actually a big set of cards this is how i actually make cards in real life, I make a ton of them at once they all go to each teacher at a local school so I decided to make a ton at a time put a lot of time and care into them and used my paper
piecingtechnique with pattern stamped on them , so for this I used the Honeybee Bright Day stamp set this is another one I've really wanted to use I think it's a great set with fun sentiments and you have the crayon line and the pencil line and the cool thing is these are very easy to trim ar to do this paper piecing technique so I went through my pattern papers and grabbed a bunch of subtle pattern papers in a rainbow of colors most of these are sunny studio pattern papers but there are a few bee ones as well honeydew and tawny so really take what you got, you might even stamp your own shade. tone papers if you don't have pattern papers so if you like to color you could definitely color the pencils but I really like doing this fun paper piecing technique so this is how I made all these cards: I lined up the pencil image and the crayon image right against the side of my pattern paper so I can use the leftover on the right when I'm done for something else, so I'm going to stamp this with that new obsidian black pigment ink from the altar and then clean up in Boston like I i did before and i will do this on all the different pattern papers i showed you.
I think there were thirteen different pattern papers. I would stamp one and add the embossing powder and set it aside. I would print another. i would add the embossing powder and set it aside and then heat up a bunch of them at once this just makes the process faster when you are doing a lot of cards you want to save that time now i heat etched the pencil image too on wood paper this is like a light birch wood paper and i thought it would be fun for the pencil part to be made out of this now i made the crown here i didnt need to do that image on this i was done and i ended up just heat stamping the pencils on several pieces of wood paper so i can keep the piece of paper with it along with the paper pattern then i went and cut this all out doesn't take a lot of time it's just four quick cuts on each one i like to do this i took it upstairs and saw a couple of documentaries while doing it and I find it very Quiet making the crayons is easy, just cut them out of the pattern paper for the colored pencils.
I pass it around a bit because that's what I tend to do. First I cut my wooden pencil and then I cut my pattern paper pencil. and i cut off the tip of the pattern paper and stuff like that i don't know what the barrel of the pattern paper is called and i glued them onto my piece of wood so this took me a little while to do with all those colored pencils, but i had help from lila so i was able to finish them all to make a lot of cards so you can see it really doesn't take that long so i got all my pencils together and i have all my crayons and i actually kept them sorted in a little cube tray of ice.
I found out it was an easy way. to make it, at first I used plastic bags that I could recycle to protect some cards later, but then I ended up switching to the small ice cube tray. I thought it was very useful to do it now I have a lot of crayons and a lot of pencils to make a bunch of cards and I guess right now is when everyone thinks I've lost my mind to do all this but I enjoy it ok now here I am stamping on a light gray pattern paper the pencils along the bottom edge. i stamped it with a very light gray ink because i just use that as a guide to stick my paper pencils to the top, then i switch to the bottom of my Misti and stamp a sentiment with the black ink and then i will wipe off the heat embossing that left me like to add two different images in the misty one on top and one on the bottom it sav It happens to me a lot of time when I'm mass producing because I can stamp on top and then stamp on the bottom after I did that on lots of different papers with subtle gray patterns its time to add our adhesive back if you want to save time you can just use regular liquid adhesive or a tape runner but i tend toexaggerating things so I'm using foam tape so I cut the foam tape to be a little narrow and then cut it into a very quick point on the end. to fit behind each of the crayons and then i went and added all my crayons you can see how they hang off the edge but once i have them all lined up i can go back and trim off the excess so i made a little rainbow. along the bottom here we can trim the extra one that hangs off the bottom sorry about the black print on the back you can ignore that that was a change of plans i made and now we can stick this on a white note card this gray piece I cut out just under four inches tall by five and a half so that a little The ite cutout shows at the top and bottom when we add it to a four and a quarter by five and a half inch note card on the crayons.
I did some sparkly accents on the tips of the crayons just to give it a bit of sparkle. and i added black marker to the line on the crayon wrappers so you can see the whole card it has the glitter on the tip of the crown and all the different colorful patterned papers on each of the crayons i think it's definitely worth the effort and I hope the teachers like them. I assembled the pencil cards in exactly the same way. I just added them in strips of foam tape and put a little bit of sparkle detail on the tip of the pencils so you can see the woody paper a bit. a little bit of glitter on the tip and the fun colored patterned papers and by the way on some of the cards i used a different sentiment saying you add color to my world so i have something to give to my friends;
I hope the variety of cards I shared with you today prove that you can use your pattern paper scraps with different patterned images to make paper pieces to give a new life to your product, so I hope you give it a try, I have to go finish all of that mastercards with lila now so i better be off but i wanted to mention i have my supplies in my youtube description below and i have links to a couple other videos that talk a little bit about using paper cutouts pattern on your cards, thank you. so much for spending this time here with me today I hope you enjoyed it and see you soon
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