Make Your Own Patterned Paper

Update:  I received a new ultramarine copic marker in the mail to replace the drippy one.  Yay!

Doodle Blossoms make great patterned paper
I have a passion for ink and paper, but Distress Ink and I are BFFs.  I love the versatility of Distress Ink especially when I can easily blend ink right on the stamp.  I choose three bright colors and stamped them all over the daisy from my Doodle Blossoms Stamp Set.  Then I pressed it down on Finch Bright White 80# paper. It was such fun I did more than I needed.  When I looked up, I thought "wow" it would be so fun and simple to stamp the whole sheet and make my own patterned paper--so I did!

I may or may not have been a little stamp happy towards the end, but I just reminded myself that I could just ignore the oops when choosing where to cut the paper.

I set it with my embossing gun so I wouldn't make any more smears than I already made.

Of course I had to make a card right away!  I cut a  panel and thought that some black embossing would really pop against the paper.  Spoiler alert:  it did!  I used a stamp from a previous stamp of approval kit that is sold out.  I'm sure one of your larger sentiment stamps would be really great, too.

I really enjoy adding a few splatters.  It connects to the black sentiment and encourages your eye to really take in the whole card.  I didn't want to use water color because then the ink on my paper would reactivate again and I wanted it stay like it was this time .  I hit upon the idea of sprinkling the black embossing powder on top and then melting it.  Since I wasn't using embossing ink, I knew there was nothing sticky to keep the powder in place.  I heat set it from underneath and got the splatter I wanted and the powder didn't blow everywhere.  Some washy tape and a black panel complete the front and I put the whole thing on some  Neenah Kraft paper.
black embossing powder details

I still have more of my patterned paper and I have some ideas for it.  I'll let you know soon.  In the meantime, stay crafting.

All smiles,


Materials: All projects feature my products from Pink Bunkadoo or are affiliate links.

Doodle Blossoms Stamp Set
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Judikins Detail Embossing Powder
Gold glitter tape
Versamark Ink
Ranger Collage Glue
Black Cat Card Stock