Saturday, April 2, 2022

Friends of Unity 2022 blog hop PATTERN PAPER!


Okay, you know we all have tons and tons of pattern paper, I feel like with all the stencils and ink blending they kinda take a back seat.  We'll we the friends of Unity are here to inspire you to break out the hoarded I mean pack of pattern paper and USE it up.   We buy it because it's pretty or we have a specific card or scrapbook in mind.  Let me encourage you to use it, it's doing no good sitting in a pile.  I hope this post inspires you to play along, and if you do please share on social media and tag us.  I am the chatty stamper on facebook and Instagram.  Now, lets get to it!

So, one good tip about pattern paper is it is a great way to make a super quick card with little effort.  If you have a pattern that you really like and is busy you can do what I did hear on the first card but doing nothing much but adding a die cut.   I used unity say it big dies and a Tim holtz sentiment.  Takes no time at all focus' on the pretty paper.    This is a great way to utilize paper you don't want to cover with an image.    This is also a great way to make a card when your not really feeling creative.   

Now, this second card I really loved this paper but wasn't really sure what to do with it.  I added the huge hollyhock image and embossed added words from Tim's sticker pack..  This is another super quick card.  I've not had a lot of mojo lately and using these techniques makes it easy for anyone to make a very nice and fast card.   

Hope you all get a chance to play with some pattern paper soon.   IF you do break out some pretty paper be sure to share on the Unity show and tell page or hashtag us on Instagram #friendsofunitybloghoppers




To start the hop from the beginning go visit Crystal HERE!

next on the hop is the beautiful April visit her HERE!

Be sure to comment as it motivates the team!

Happy Crafting,

Dawn

24 comments:

Debbie Farrell said...

Your cards are beautiful, Dawn! Love the colors.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn! I love the embossed hollyhocks!! Great idea! And great minds think alike on your other card… lol… I did the same die cut trick with pattern paper! Love your cards!!

cghundley said...

These look lovely
and great ways to
use the patterned
papers.
Carla from Arizona

April S said...

I keep forgetting that we can stamp and emboss on patterned paper! This just inkspired me to do that! Your cards are fabulous!

Rachel Duong said...

I enjoyed reading your dialogue! I found myself nodding my head in agreement. Your cards, even though you say are easy to make, look amazing! I love your choice of pattern paper paired with the sentiments. Magnificent!

Carol Wortman said...

You are so right... I tend to use paperpiecing and forget to see the big beautiful picture. These are gorgeous and ya, would be great to have on hand for those quick needs.

Glennis F said...

Your cards are really great! I love using patterned paper too

Wilma DeG said...

I love your cards! What a great way to use patterned paper!

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards! I love them both.

KerriNZ said...

I love my pattern patterns,never imagined such a great simple idea. Thanks for sharing ,you did great 👍 now you have me thinking I might give heat embossing a try ,once i get confident to buy a heat gun first lol

Linda said...

Great cards! I love the birthday die cut and I need to use it more!

SHartl said...

I have way too little time to craft lately, so quick and easy is a favorite. I love how you stamped the hollyhock silhoutte on the paper and just needed a sentiment strip. So pretty!

Robin said...

I love both cards but especially the Hollyhock one. I love the black k against the patterned paper.

Karenladd said...

I thought the card with the hollyhock on it had an ink blended background until I read your description. This was such a great way to use that paper!

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

Love them both but the hollyhock one I really love! Great paper too!

Sue D said...

Great cards using patterned papers.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards - great use of patterned papers.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! I love the hollyhocks and the die cut sentiment! They look great on the print paper backgrounds!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your patterns, stamps, and designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber said...

I can't stop looking at that bold orange patterned paper - it is SO fabulous! I never think about embossing right on a bold pattern - but this inspires me!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards!

Dawn Fields said...

Pretty cards Dawn!

Meg Crawford said...

Thanks for sharing two different approaches in making the pattern paper stand out. Both are very pretty cards.

Vannessa Osbourn said...

I've never seen a card with the hollyhock stamp I didn't like and this one is no different! Looks awesome on that paper!!

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