Saturday, 19 December 2015


Hello everyone,

I have made a card today and I would like to share it with you. It is really to show what you can do with a piece of pattern paper.

The base of this card is a piece of patterned paper by Prima Marketing from their Epiphany Collection called 'Divine Exposure'. I sometimes use patterned paper when I don't have much time or when I can't think what to do for a background. 
In this case I had already coloured the horse with coloured pencils and I wanted to make a quick card with it but couldn't find anything in my stash that I thought went with it. So i cut a piece out of a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper. It was white to start with but had the text at the bottom and the swirls on the left. I added some acrylic paint with a brayer. I used a light blue craft paint and a Sorbet paint in blue and pink over the top. These paints are by Art Anthology and have a little glitter in them. I also used a pallet knife and scraped some white acrylic paint over the top and along the edges. This whole process took approx. 5 minutes. I then stamped the background and the sentiment and glued the horse into place. The panel was then glued onto a white card. 

I used Stampotique stamps for this:

I hope I have given you some inspiration to use up your stash of patterned paper. I am sure we all have stacks of it.... :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. The background is perfect for the horse . Really like this one . Tracy x X

  2. Mooi opgewerkt! En dat paardje blijft een mooie, in welke kleur ook! Fijn weekend!

  3. this is so wonderful corrie! thanks for using my stamp to create this magnificant piece of art!

  4. Just a delight! This has put such a smile on my face...
    Alison xx

  5. This one is absolutely adorable Corrie!! :D
    Have a great and creative day, hugs Coco xx

  6. A great card with a resourceful start, Corrie! I love using up patterned papers for backgrounds. I may no longer like them as a focal point, but, doctored up a bit, they do make perfect backgrounds! Love your pink horse!!