Patterned Paper Background With Debby

Hi, it's Debby here today. I have a plentiful stash of patterned paper, but often don't think to reach for it as often as perhaps I should. You see although I love all the beautiful patterns, sometimes I get in a rut of making backgrounds in a set way. However, today I brought out the patterned papers to create a pretty backdrop for the images from the Paint Night set.

I stamped the little girl and easel from the Paint Night set in InkOn3 Blackout Ink on Neenah Solar White card. I also added the country scene to the easel too. I used Copic markers to colour and then die cut with the matching dies

For the sentiment, I coloured a piece of card with a Copic Marker so that it matched the little girls skirt and then I stamped the fun phrase from the Paint Night set in Clear Embossing Ink and sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat set. 

To create the patterned paper backdrop, I chose three patterns one with a small design, one with a medium design and one with a busier design. I combined the three patterns in differing quantities. I know there's a phrase for how to do this, but it eludes me as I write this post. Something to do with pints, quarts and such. The idea is that you have a larger piece of one design, a medium sized piece of a second design and a small piece of the third design. This is supposed to be pleasing to the eye as the patterns aren't competing for equal measure. 

I added the pieces of paper I had chosen with foam adhesive to a Neenah Solar White card base and then added the images and greeting with more foam adhesive on top. I let some of the images overhand the pink paper to give a movement within the design and prevent it all looking too contained and rigid.

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time!


  1. No just you but many like me have patterned papers in stash and hardly use them ;) I loved it makes your card more cheerful .Thanks for the tip to use them.

  2. I like your combo of papers. Wish paper mixing was one of MY magic talents! 😯

  3. Beautiful card :) I buy a lot of patterned papers thinking of some ideas, but once I have the papers in hand, I go blank :D

  4. Such a cute card! My love of pretty papers is what got me into paper crafting in the first place. It's so much fun to mix the patterns and colors. Thanks for the tips on balancing them out properly.


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