Friday, April 5, 2019

Tartan Card | Creative Use of Patterned Paper

April 6th is Tartan Day. I am sharing a male card inspired by this day and explaining how to use patterned paper in hand made cards in a creative way.
Tartan Card
Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a recipe for a card combining a patterned paper and one focal image. You can make this card very quickly with limited supplies.

One sheet of the patterned paper served several purposes.

The focal image and the sentiment for my today's card come from the Timber stamps ( PNK | SSS ) and dies set ( PNK | SSS ) by Pink and Main.

A sheet of the tartan paper helped me to complete the card, but not only.
Tartan Card

How To Make This Card:

  • Start with die cutting and stamping a lumberjack image from the Timber stamps and dies set ( PNK | SSS ).
  • Using the colour palette of the tartan paper colour the image with alcohol markers. I prefer Copic Sketch markers for the moment.
  • Stamp and heat emboss in fine white powder the sentiment from the same set onto a Pure Poppy card stock stripe.
  • Trim a Soft Stone card stock panel down to 5 1/4" by 4" and die cut a round opening in the upper right corner using one of the Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer Dies (SSS).
  • With the bigger die cut out a layering mat from the tartan paper from Echo Park CELEBRATE WINTER Paper Pad (SSS).
Tartan Card
  • Apply Multi Medium Matte glue along the edge of the tartan mat and adhere it underneath the Soft Grey panel.
  • Glue the assembled panel to a white card stock note.
  • Pop the sentiment strip and the lumberjack image up with a thick foam tape.
Tartan Card

Four Reasons To Use The Patterned Paper:

  • Patterned paper creates a background for a focal image
  • It makes the focal image stand out.
  • Every pattern sets a specific mood for a card.
  • Professionally designed patterned paper helps to pick the colour scheme for a hand made card.

Supplies Used

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Timber - Pink and Main LLC
[ PNK | SSS ]
Timber Dies - Pink and Main LLC
[ PNK | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer...
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH...
[ SSS ]
Perfect Match Pure Poppy Cardstock...
[ PPR ]
Paper Basics - Soft Stone Cardstock
[ PPR ]
Echo Park CELEBRATE WINTER 6 x 6...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
[ SSS ]
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder...
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun...
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner...
[ SSS ]
Copic X-Press It Double Sided FOAM...
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And...
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING...
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]

I am also sharing this card to the following challenges
Seize The Birthday #162 Challenge
Cute Card Thursday#576 - Anything Goes
Moving along with The Times #94 - For A Man
Crafting with An Attitude #50 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium
Craft Rocket Challenges #58 - For Men/ Boys
Creative Knockouts #292 - Anything Goes
ITD Creative Playground #4

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  1. Really cute card with your image! Love the plaid papers and fun masculine design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  2. Fascinating masculine birthday card. So unique and amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT

  3. Fab card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your fun card with us at As You Like It Challenge!

  5. This is great, thanks so much for sharing your colouring skills with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

  6. I love that marvelous color combo, Ksenija! The plaid is absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. A beautiful card. Beautiful coloring, great design.
    Thank you for attaching your card to our CWAA gallery
    BozenA DT CWAA