Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Creating Patterns...

Is it DP or is it stamping?? Today I have a card I made using just the square images from "Inspiration Mosaic" and one of its greetings. ( This card also works for my color challenge for this week on STV, click here to see another sample I made using the mosaic and the challenge colors: black, white and green!)
A gridline block makes stamping a pattern with unmounted rubber as easy as using clear stamps! NO stampamajig used here, just keeping the lines on the block parallel to the top and side of the paper. Once you have a row you can also line up the lines on the blocks through the middle of the diamonds in the row next to it, see? I placed the solid and outlined squares tip to tip on my block and went in rows, alternating the pattern by shifting up one each time so it would go black white, black white...
Here you can see my images on the block. Once I filled the mat, I cleaned my stamps without removing them from the block and went back with Certainly Celery in the spots in between my stamped black pattern, refer to top pic to see the finished pattern.

I then made some celery and black and white mats for my greeting, adding the tiny squares around the "thanks", then moutnign it on a digonal to match the diamonds. I edged all the mats with a black marker to match my square outlines and a few punched corners to make the black pop. If I could do this card over, I would re-ink my pads first they are not as vibrant as they should be here, I've really been giving my pads a work out! Fortunately, the transparency of the organdy with the solid black edging kind of makes up for the not-so-black black ( I hope!) Cardbase and mat are Pure Luxury.
Try making your own patterns with the little shapes in this set! Next I'll do some "spots and dots"! :)


  1. love how you have created the background! great colour combo!

  2. Great color comb...
    I liked it...
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  3. I LOVE this card!! Thanks for describing how you did it. It looks easy enough for ME to do!

  4. Fabulous design....I want to try this and hope mine turns out. I am terrible with things being crooked :o)
    Love the color combo!

  5. Oh, I am so looking forward to getting my set and trying these things out! :) This looks great, Melanie!

  6. this is awesome how creative you are

  7. pretty cool - you make it all look so easy!

  8. This is so awesome, Melanie!

  9. This is beautiful! I like how the squares are stamped.


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