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Encouragement Card with DIY Floral Patterned Paper + Giveaway

by May Park-

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to tell you that I’m hosting Altenew’s Inspiration Challenge this month. I chose a photo of my craft supplies I took in my craft room as an inspiration photo. Don’t you just love all the colors and elements you see in the photo?

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Besides my recent go-to technique, watercoloring, my favorite cardmaking technique is creating a stamped background by mixing small images from different stamp sets. And here is what I came up with:

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I took three main colors – yellow, blue and red – and circle elements from the inspiration photo to create my card for today. I used Spicy Yogurt cardstock as a stamping panel to give an earthy texture to my background.

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Here are the stamp sets from Altenew I used for my card : Floral Sprig, Vintage FlowersFloral Shadow, Precious Moments, Sentiments & Quotes, and Thinking of You.

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I made another card with the same design but using different color scheme on a white cardstock. With various colors and images, the possibilities are endless.

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create a stamped background. I’m also sharing something special/different at the end of the video you won’t want to miss out. 🙂 You can watch it here or on YouTube channel.

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I hope you can play along with the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. Thre are FOUR $30 gift certificates up for grabs. I can not wait to see where the inspiration photo takes you! That’s all I have for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!
Giveaway

I am giving away a $15 Altenew gift certificate to one winner. Leave a comment below and I will announce the lucky winner on this post on Tuesday, September 6th.

Giveaway Winner (Edited to add) 

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Congratulations, Sharon! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with subject line : Giveaway Winner from May’s Blog.

Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Altenew(AN). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

 

Altenew Floral Sprig Stamp Set
Altenew Floral Sprig Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Floral Shadow Stamp Set
Altenew Floral Shadow Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Precious Moments Stamp Set
Altenew Precious Moments Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Sentiment & Quotes Stamp Set
Altenew Sentiment & Quotes Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
Altenew Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Altenew Forest Glades Ink
Altenew Forest Glades Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Crimson Ink
Altenew Crimson Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink
Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Ocean Waves Ink
Altenew Ocean Waves Ink
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Altenew Jet Black Ink
Altenew Jet Black Ink
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Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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SSS | AZ
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White
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SSS
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
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AN
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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SSS | HA | EH
Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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SSS | HA | EH

46 Comments

  1. Dolores Ingraham

    Beautiful cards.

    28 . Dec . 2016
  2. terriavidreader

    Really lovely.

    11 . Sep . 2016
  3. Kristina Song

    Wonderful cards, May! You never cease to amaze and inspire. I’ve even used mini stamps from a variety of dog themed stamp sets to create my take on your technique of creating background cards with tiny stamps. TFS Hugs Kristina

    05 . Sep . 2016
  4. Christine Canfield

    so simple and so perfect!

    04 . Sep . 2016
  5. Sandra L.

    Fantastic cards, as always and I love your technique for creating the background. Added that to my must try list.

    04 . Sep . 2016
  6. Sharon Tate

    I really do love all of your cards. Thank you for sharing the tip on using a container to place your stamps in so the don’t become misplaced. I do this every time I am crafting. Congratulations on you new book May.

    04 . Sep . 2016
  7. Judy Bennett

    I absolutely love these backgrounds on your cards. Such lovely patterns you’ve created. Thanks for sharing!

    04 . Sep . 2016
  8. mandalj

    Love all the examples where you have made your own background! Congratulations on having a book published! It looks great!

    04 . Sep . 2016
  9. Kristina

    Awesome cards! Like the way you combined these colors

    04 . Sep . 2016
  10. Lindarub

    Love how you did the background will have to look at my small stamps to try this.

    03 . Sep . 2016
  11. Ananya U

    Great card!

    03 . Sep . 2016
  12. Linda Carson

    Lovely cards! Thanks for the video and valuable tips that I will use!! Your published looks amazing! Congrats!!

    03 . Sep . 2016
  13. Rebecca Pasag

    Thank you for the great ideas. Your cards are always an inspiration.

    03 . Sep . 2016
  14. Karen W.

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

    03 . Sep . 2016
  15. Ambar Perello

    May, your cards are gorgeous !!pretty backgrounds.

    03 . Sep . 2016
  16. melissadawnlane

    I always enjoy seeing your work, May. Lovely!

    03 . Sep . 2016
  17. Helen Gullett

    May, your cards are gorgeous. Your skill of stamping background is super awesome! Thank you for the inspirations 🙂

    02 . Sep . 2016
  18. Kathy Mc

    May, I love your cards and appreciate the tips on how to create such beautiful backgrounds. Congratulations on your book…it looks lovely!

    02 . Sep . 2016
  19. Mary-Anne V.

    Congrats on your book…wish I could read Korean (is it published in English?). Gorgeous card and such a great video explaining the process. I like the Spicy yogurt card the best because of the little flicks in the cardstock. Thank you for a great post!

    02 . Sep . 2016
  20. Leanne S

    Love how you made these pretty backgrounds.

    02 . Sep . 2016
  21. eliza d

    I love all your cards, May! Thanks for making such beautiful things!

    02 . Sep . 2016

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