I don't usually work in the Spring color group and the H2H challenge is a good opportunity for me to give it a whirl. In fact, not only is Easter just around the corner, I also have a new grandson due to arrive in early April .... I better keep anything pastel at the top of my supply list!
Okay. Back to the matter at hand .... no patterned paper with the colors I need. The best solution? Dig out a sheet of cardstock, some ink, an assortment of stamps, and make my own!
Creating a random patterned paper is easy and fun. In this case, I've decided to make a polka dot paper using all three colors in the challenge.
|Daisy White Card Stock|
Sweet Leaf, Sunkiss Yellow, and Sky Ink Pads
|One dauber per ink pad.|
Make sure you set yourself up in a way that will prevent you from mixing up the daubers and inks.
Just say NO to cross-daubing! It can mess up your project in a quick hurry! (I know from experience!)
Here's a patterned paper I created using the Hooray Bouquet stamp set #D1491:
|Go to THIS post for all the details!|
See? You don't have to be bummed out when your paper stash doesn't have what you're looking for. And, you don't have to put a project on hold until you run to the store in search of paper that may not even exist! Roll up those sleeves, pull out those ink pads, stamps, daubers and go for it! Get all creative and customize like crazy!!!
I hope you've found this little tidbit helpful.
Just a quick side note: I didn't come up with this on my own. I learned this technique at Ella Publishing and Cleary I Stamp.
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