Just DIY It!

What do you do when you can’t find just the right color of pattern paper? Well, you just make your own with your stamps!

Making your own pattern paper is such a simple technique. And no two pieces of paper will be the exact same, which means your card is truly one of a kind. For this card, I started with one leaf and stamped it repeatedly across the card stock. Then the next leaf, and then the third leaf.

The leaves are colored using Stampin Up’s Blends markers. I used Mango Melody (light and dark) for the large leaf and Mossy Meadow (light and dark) for the medium leaf. For the smallest leaf, I wanted more contrast so I used the Dark Cajun Craze and the Dark Pumpkin Pie.  There is enough variation between the Cajun and the Pumpkin that you can see the shading better. 

If you ever find yourself in the situation that you can’t find exactly what you need, you can probably make your own with your craft supplies. Card stock is fairly inexpensive so you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new. If you’re not happy with it, you can always toss it and try again. Don’t be afraid to try something new!

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