Hello and welcome! As I mentioned in my previous post, patterned paper can make awesome cards (and in this case backgrounds) in no time. I’m still living in the Paper Crafting And Beyond rhythm, so today I’m using patterned paper from the Altenew Live Your Dream scrapbook collection to make three backgrounds for my lovely blooms.

For all tree cards I use the beautiful Altenew Wonderland stamp and die set colored with copics. The colors I used are:

Red: R20, R22, R24, R37

Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19

Green: YG03, YG63, YG67

I added black watercolor splotches on two of the backgrounds and used foam tape to mount the flowers on top.

For the first card I spelled the sentiment using the Puffy Alphabet Stickers from the collection, before adhering it onto a card base sized 4 1/4 by 6″.

For card #2 the process is more or less the same.

I used the striped patterned paper from the collection and foam mounted the flowers.Then I die cut the Happy Birthday die a couple of times and adhered one on top of the other for a more sturdy die. Once again I used tiny pieces of foam tape to mount the sentiment onto my panel.

For card #3 I used a more vibrant piece of patterned paper from the collection and added white gouache splotches with a paint brush, just to give it some more interest.

I foam mounted the flowers and die cut the letters for the word ‘BLOOM’ using the Fine Alphabet die set.

This time I used three layers for my letters, adhered one on top of the other and then mounted with foam tape.
This time my card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. A typical A2 card.

To embellish a bit more. I added white Nuvo drops here and there.

I know that many of us have loads of pretty patterned paper pads waiting to be useful in some way. So, I hope you go digging and chose the ones that will make pretty backgrounds. And have fun creating!

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you soon!

I’m entering card #3 to the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge.

Update: These cards won the challenge! Thank you Altenew!

  1. Hello my darling, talented Instagram friend!!! I am SO very honored to share the winner’s circle with you at Altenew today!! Congratulations, Athena! LOve love LOVE your cards… patterned paper has never looked so gorgeous! [btw I’ve had this Wonderland set on my VERY long wish list long enough… no problem choosing my prize! xx]

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