Clever Ideas for How To Use Patterned Paper

If you think you should use patterned paper just as a backdrop for your diecut or stamped focal image, then this blog post is for you? Design Team member Kate is here to share three clever ways to use patterned paper to add more texture and dimension to your cards. Get out your patterned paper stash and let's get started.

Clever Ideas for Using Patterned Paper on Handmade Cards

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Patterned Paper Idea #1: Die Cut Your Patterned Paper 

Kate used a leaf piercing die cut plate to add texture to the plaid background of this strawberry card. These pierced designs add subtle interest when you use the on patterned paper. Also consider cutting background ie cut designs from patterned paper. 
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Patterned Paper Idea #2: Emboss Your Patterned Paper 

Grab some darker patterned paper and some white embossing powder and emboss a design right on your patterned paper. White embossing powder and a forest stamp makes this male themed card come alive. 



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Patterned Paper Idea #3: Stamp on Patterned Paper 

Kate added some interest to the rainbow striped paper with some gray ink and a background stamp. Using this technique you are almost creating your own patterned paper. 
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I hope that inspires you to get out your patterned paper stash and look at printed papers in a whole new way. You can shop all of 12x12 Cardstock Shop's Patterned Papers here
design team member kate deignan

Here's another cool way to use your favorite patterned papers! 

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