Using Patterned Paper


As a CAS stamper, I use very little patterned paper.  A strip here & a strip there, I never seem to make headway on using my stash...until now!  I've been noticing a lot of stamped card bases with a large front panel, it's a great way to use pattern and still keep your card CAS!  Then I thought I could achieve the same look using patterned paper.  Another great thing about this design is that I didn't have to line the inside of my card with white card stock.  I just stamped my greeting and it was finished!

Are you a CAS stamper?  How do you use up your patterned paper? 

My card was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo over at the Fusion Card Challenge.


Stamps:  Pretty Poinsettia (Clearly Besotted Stamps)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, dsp (SU)
Accessories:  Pretty Poinsettia Die (Clearly Besotted Stamps), Bakers Twine (SU), Pearls

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous. I love the bold stripes and yet a beautiful CAS design. I am definitely a CAS designer. When I use large pieces of patterned paper it is a very subtle background. I also use it for borders or paper piecing.

Michelle said...

Maureen, this is beautiful! I'm a CAS stamper, too. I don't use much patterned paper. I have used it as a card front like this before, but mostly I use just small pieces here and there.

June K said...

Me, too. I'm a CAS stamper. I have tons of patterned paper but rarely use it. Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely card.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your card and how you used the patterned paper! I rarely use my patterned papers but when I do it is in small pieces here and there. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen this is gorgeous!!

Happy Dance said...

Your card is wonderfully CAS, with a nice touch of pizzazz! The patterned paper as a bg really makes your focal point pop. Great card. My style is all over the place, but when I'm in a CAS mood, I'm not against using patterned papers. I have so much, and I love it, so when the mood strikes, I use it. Bev

Heather North said...

I'm not a CAS stamper, but I find I use very little DSP on my cards. A little goes a long way, and I rarely use an entire pack of paper unless I scrapbook with it.

Betsy Hunter said...

I was just staring at a Huge stack of Christmas dsp from SU from 2 years ago- and wondered how I could use it on a card. Thanks so much for inspiring me.

Alison Barclay said...

I'm the same...I have SO much DSP...this is a fantastic idea and one that will make me use more of my stash.... :)
Beautiful card!! xx

Lesley Croghan said...

So beautiful! The stripes in the paper matched with the striped on the twine and the poinsettia is lovely together. Thank you for joining us at FUSION.

Geri said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!!! Perfect for the challenge and so very festive with those stripes!! Love it, Maureen! Thanks so much for playing along at FUSION!

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