Sunday 26 June 2016

How to choose patterned paper, with video

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, is: use patterned paper.
The Virginia's view challgen is: make it colorful.

I'm not 100% sure if colorful means all the colors of the rainbow or just bright and cheerful colors like my card, a nice lime green background and a pop of orange, I think that's colorful ;-)
Still CAS ofcourse haha, sorry!

I used the Simon Says Stamp painted Hello and diecut it from a panel.
Then cut a green panel with small daisies to fit the cardbase and adhered it with tape runner.
I mounted the panel with lots and lots of foam squares and placed it on top.

I wanted something powerful, but not too busy, I m ade a video on how I choose my patterned paper this week, and used that very method for this card. Too pale a background it wouldn't make the sentiment pop, but too busy a paper the sentiment would become illegible, so I went through my stash twice and then chose these two, generic brand ones.

I used the Simon Says stamp butterfly die with the orange paper with butterflies and glitter, only put tape runner in the middle so I could pop up the wings a little.

Homemade enameldots.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this
For more informtion on the Virginia's view challenge, see this


  1. Very nice! So fresh and spring colors. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hugs, Marzena

  2. Dit is een schitterend idee. Ga ik zeker toepassen. Bedankt. Uw homemade enemal dots zien er ook zo mooi uit ! Zie ik goed dat deze transparant zijn ? Hoe doe je dat ? Groetjes. Yokomi

    1. hoi, dank je wel, de enamel beads maak ik door kralen te smelten. Pony beads werken het beste voor mij, ook maak ik enamel dots met wow embossing powder, maar deze zijn kleine pony beads die je overal zag toen da loom bands spul een rage was. Maar ik heb ook al kralen van Action gesmolten.