Who Needs Patterned Paper?

As much as I love beautiful patterned paper, I end up creating more backgrounds with stamps than using it.

This is one of those backgrounds that just evolved as it was made. I stamped the paisley in Purely Pomegranate on Pretty in Pink CS. It just didn’t have enough pop so I went back and watercolored parts of the paisley with Purely Pomegranate ink and an Aquapainter and added some sponging on the edge. The last step on the background (because sometimes I just can’t stop myself) was to add some white dots with a Signo gel pen.

Stamps: Jolies Fleurs, Simply Sentiments – Lizzie Anne Designs

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive

Accessories: Aquapainter, Signo gel pen, Sponge, 1 3/8″ Circle, Mega Circle and Giga Scallop Circle punches, ribbon from May Arts


26 responses to “Who Needs Patterned Paper?

  1. Absolutely darling! I love the little details.

  2. Beautiful background! Love the extra touches!

  3. This is AB-solutely stunning, Jeanne!! That bg is fabulous…..you’ve inspired me!!

  4. This is beautiful, if I could do that with paper I would not need pattern paper.

  5. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)

    OMG, how beautiful!! I wouldn’t use papers, either, if I could make my backgrounds look like this!!! Just stunning!!

  6. This is fabulous! Love it! Have a great day!

  7. What a timely post! I was just sitting here feeling sorry for myself that I didn’t have enough patterned paper and then I stumble upon your post!

    Thank you!

  8. Such a gifted talent you have! You really “worked” the paper! Beautiful! Deb

  9. ematson (SCS ematson)

    Beautiful! I just love your creations!

  10. This is absolutely stunning!

  11. So true! I mean, do “need” and patterned paper necessarily go in the same sentence? I mean, unless it’s I NEED TO USE THIS PATTERNED PAPER! 🙂 I do love that card. I am a PINK FREAK!

  12. Simply gorgeous..I love the white dots too…this pen is so much fun!! PP and Pretty in pink look great together too

  13. Sherri aka sherristampsalot

    Gorgeous, Jeanne!!

  14. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the flower is BEAUTIFUL!

  15. There are so many things about this card that are amazing! I love the colors, the 3d aspect of the flowers and the use of green. TFS!

  16. You know, I forgot how much I love my BG stamps – but this is just a DD kind of thing! Amazingly creative. Love the colors, love how the flowers pop out “just so”. Thank you for sharing yet another one of your gems.

  17. Beautiful job. The colors are so pretty and your BG is awesome!


  18. This is SO pretty! I love how you added color here and there to make it ‘just right’!

  19. This is beautiful!!!

  20. Wow! That’s georgous! I have a hard time using patterned paper and love making my own backgrounds too.

  21. Just gorgeous.

  22. Oh, another FAB card with a wonderful set.
    Just love what you have done, all the way around. Thanks for the push to use that signo more, too!

  23. **gasp**

    Jeanne … I’ll send you my address …
    Can I have private lessons????


  24. I LOVE this! You’re killing me….another stamp I need! 😉 er…..I mean stampS!! 🙂

  25. This is so gorgeous, Jeanne!! LOVE it!!

  26. Really like this card!! Beautiful job!!

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