Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pattern Play Homework #2

Today's videos were very interesting.   They were about changing your paper using resist, stamping on printed paper and paper piecing, with a lot of tips thrown in.  I wanted to try the resist technique but was at a disadvantage because I do not own any background stamps.  The closest thing I had was this Stamper's Anonymous stamp by Tim Holtz.  It measures about 2 x 2 1/2.

I stamped it with VersaMark on this paper.

Here is the finished card.

After heat embossing, I inked over the paper with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I thought it looked like Easter colors but did not have an Easter stamp so the sentiment is computer generated.  After adding the yellow check, it needed something.  I found this purple shimmer paper in my scrap pile and cut both the strip and the egg from it.  The picture doesn't quite do it justice.  The sentiment color is the same color as the egg but shows up here almost blue.  Now that I see it posted, I'm not sure I like the egg either.  I may have to decorate it before I send it out.


  1. Bobby, this looks fabulous! I love the distressed dots that you used.

    Thanks for suggesting that I include my original patterned paper in my post. I am going to edit it to link to it. Here's the 12x12 version of what I started with: http://www.doodlebug.ws/catalog/CatalogItem.aspx?StoreItemXRefID=3803&CatID=-1&LastCatID=186

    Though mine came from a 6x6 pad. :) Thanks for the idea!

  2. Great job with your minimal stamps, Bobby!

  3. Oh yay, you're in this class too! I hope to have some time to play later in the week. But I must THANK YOU for the inspiration with the dot stamp you used! I, too, don't have any large background stamps with thick images so was searching for something to substitute. I DO have some thick dot stamps ... BINGO! Tomorrow I'll try it out. Love how yours turned out here! Amazing how transformed your original pastel plaid is with the grungy dots on top.

  4. What a fabulous background you've created!! I'm learning SO much from you tonight, Bobby! Your card looks great - and I think your egg is perfect the way it is!

    1. You've done a lot of catching up on your blog comments. So good to hear from you. :)