Hey crafty people! I’m back with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I channelled my inner Laura Bassen to create this super fun patterned background! It came from some experimenting with one of the diamonds from the Pop Out Nested Diamond background stamp by Pinkfresh Studios, a few inks and my MISTI stamping tool.
Repeat Pattern Stamping
I lined the second smallest diamond up, using the grid on my stamping tool to make sure I had it lined up straight. Positioned it so that the diamond was in the centre of an A2 card panel, and stamped it with the darkest of my yellow inks. Then I scooched the panel over three squares and restamped with ink 3 of the 4 yellows I chose.
I repeated this twice more, using yellow inks 2 then 1. Once I had stamped four times, I shifted my panel back over to line the diamond up in the middle again, and repeated the steps to stamp inks 1-3 on the other side.
Lined up with the middle diamond again, then scooched up three squares so that I could stamp a new row of diamonds. I repeated all of the steps above with my four red inks. I love the pattern that I got out of this!! I feel like it’s almost like an argyle and it could look really good on Christmas cards!! I will definitely be giving that a go!
Sentiment & Finishing Touches
I took my sentiment from another Pinkfresh stamp set (Hugs and Good Vibes), I adore the sentiments in it! I stamped ‘hug’ first in yellow, then I cleaned the stamp and shifted it ever so slightly across & up to stamp a second time with black ink. I love the two-tone, shadowed effect you get from shifting the stamp just a touch! Then I stamped the rest of my sentiment in black ink.
Tip! When you’re using more than one stamp to create your sentiment, stamp them one at a time; this way you can get the words in really close to each other. If you pushed the two stamps together to do them at the same time, the borders around the stamps themselves wouldn’t allow you to get them in close enough.
That finishes my card, and my weekly inspiration; thank you for spending this time with me and be sure to share your makes with us on social media, we absolutely love seeing what you’ve been up to!
Stay crafty, Bye!
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