Patterned Paper Background Technique – Happy Holidays Snowman Card

You are going to love this technique!  Kim O’Connell has a great tutorial that she graciously allowed us to share with you.  Thanks Kim!

Kim used the stamp set Snowy Days from There She Goes Clear Stamps for the featured card and then used a different stamp set, When I Grow Up for the tutorial.  We can handle that, right?

First, stamp and color your image.

Next choose a die and cut out the image.

Using the same die, cut another shape from patterned paper.

Kim chose this pattern to look like wallpaper.

Cut out the stamped image from the “floor” up.

Mark the pattened paper where you want the floor to meet the background.  Or in this case, Kim wanted some white area to be a baseboard.  So she cut an additional oval from the same original die and marked it.  If you are not using a baseboard, you can skip this step and just adhere the stamped image to the patterened paper background 🙂

Cut the background paper at the pencil mark . . .

And then adhere the stamped image on top of the background.

To finish up the card, Kim cut an additional oval, one size larger than the original to create a border around the stamped image, and to coordinate with the rest of the card.

And the finished card – this would be an adorable Father’s Day card!

Now, I’ve got to try this technique!  Again, thanks Kim for the great tutorial.  She has more great projects at Paper Perfect Designs, go check it out!

Products used:

Snowy Days stamp set ($15.00), When I Grow Up stamp set ($15.00) both from There She Goes Clear Stamps


Photos from:  There She Goes Clear Stamps and Paper Perfect Designs by Kim O’Connell