Hi Everyone! Carly here and I just wanted to say a quick Happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day! I have to admit that I don’t make too much time to scrapbook these days but I will always consider myself a scrapbooker! 20 years ago when I walked into my first scrapbooking store, full of beautiful paper & embellishments, I was hooked!
To celebrate today, I created a little shaker with some faux washi, that could become a card, a tag or an accent…
This little shaker was super easy to create with a flower die from the PH Bloom Builder dies. I adhered some acetate behind the negative flower die cut, used foam tape to create a shaker space and filled it with beautiful sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps. I finished with a piece of Geofetti patterned paper on the back.
And I used a sweet little sentiment from the We Are Family stamp set right below. These little sentiments are my new go-to and I’ve been using them a ton!
For the little patterned strip of faux washi at the bottom, I just ran a strip of Geofetti paper through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and ta-da!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you get a chance to craft today!
Hi Friends! It’s Carly and I have a easy watercolor technique to share with you today that is perfect for adorable Pattern Happy stamps! And I made a little video too!
Pattern Happy has so many sweet little images just waiting for watercolor like the robots from Best Bots and the party hats from Bday Bash. I used Zig Clean Color Markers but your favorite watercolor medium will work. Embossing the images help keep the watercolor “in the lines” and a circle die can make a great template for the background. Check out the video to see more about the quick & easy process:
Hi Friends! Its Carly and I am so excited to be on the Pattern Happy blog with my first post! Today I want to share with you 2 easy card designs using stamps to create patterns.
To get started you need stamps (I’m using the Best Bots set), a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI and your favorite inks.
Decide on a horizontal or vertical pattern and measure your stamp accordingly. For example, for the repeating robot pattern I wanted to create horizontal robot “stripes” so I measured the width of my image, about 1-1/4 inches. Then using the MISTI, I stamped one robot then moved my cardstock 1-1/4 inches to the left and stamped again.
Repeat and repeat.
Once I finished the pattern, I added a sentiment and to complete the cards, I stamped and colored cute little bots.
I used the same process to create a vertical pattern with the “I’M NUTS FOR YOU SENTIMENT”.