Make Your Own Background Paper With Rubber Stamps!

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You’ve GOT to check out this video tutorial on how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps!

In today’s fabulous installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is showing us some amazing examples of how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps. This Pattern Theory 101: Part 2 video is LOADED with fabulous tips so please get comfy and check it out and then we will take closer looks at the stunning cards!

Here’s that first card Preeti made showing how to create a “random” pattern – with a plan! – so it looks so opulent. Those beautiful jewel greens look spectacular with the embossed gold! And while that hand stamped background paper is just so lovely, its overall “movement” allows the greeting to stand out in such a beautiful way.

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Here’s the slimline panel Preeti made showing how she created that linear element starting with her largest images first and filling in with the smaller ones. As she mentioned in the video, this creates a pattern that is busy enough to appear as a random pattern but the linear theory she explained makes it very pleasing to the eye. This makes so much sense and helps us to be able to recreate this with any of the stamp sets we love. Clearly, her grandfather’s talent for building patterns lives on in Preeti!

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In the last project, Preeti shared her fabulously flawless formula of “3-2-1” to create a design using a larger element as her pattern builder. Using a mixture of stamping directly on the card and die cut elements over them adds that beautiful cohesiveness and some added textural interest. This is a such a gorgeous example of how allowing some of the elements to fall off the edges creates that whole look of this being just a slice of something larger. Adding the sparkle with the teeny gemstones reinforces that beautiful repetition.

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Wow – we are, as usual, blown away by Preeti’s talent as an artist! And of course we can’t WAIT to hear about how you use these tips to make your own background paper with rubber stamps work for you. Please share on our Facebook page so we can ooh and aah!

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