Technique Tuesday #26

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

This week’s technique: CREATING PATTERNED PAPER.

A lot of stamp sets come with small images. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with these little images. So how about making patterned paper by stamping a bunch of these little stamps and embossing them. This is a simple technique that doesn’t require many tools and can be done in endless color combinations. ∗Please notebecause I needed wedding cards, this example is done with VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder.

You will need: paper {card stock or water color paper}, stamps, acrylic blocks {if using clear stamps}, colored inks/VersaMark ink, baby wipes or stamp cleaner, powder tool, clear/colored embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}.  ∗Please note: you can use VersaMark ink with colored embossing powders or colored inks with clear embossing powders for this technique. Both ways will produce pretty results.




If heat embossing, rub the entire surface of the card stock with the powder tool before stamping.




∗Please note: because stamping with VersaMark ink is hard to see, I just did a bit of stamping and then sprinkled on the embossing powder. This way I could see where I had stamped already before continuing with more stamping/embossing powder.


I placed the largest stamp on a block by itself and stamped three times and then sprinkled on the gold embossing powder.




Randomly place the stamps on the acrylic block and ink them up. This is a real time saver compared to stamping each image one by one. Now, just start stamping! Be sure to turn the block now and then to get different angles of the images. You can stamp off the edges of the paper or remove some stamps for small areas around the edges. ∗Please note: I saved the stamp with the tiny hearts for last. Using the smallest image is a good way to fill in some empty spaces in the design. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set before cleaning off the stamps. You’ve now created your own patterned paper 🙂




The panels had to be trimmed down a little bit to fit the cards. While I had the VersaMark ink, gold embossing powder and heat tool out, I made a small scrap of gold glitter paper and punched out a few hearts to place around the sentiment on the cards.





I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!




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Until next time,


The Country Touch




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