Theres some gorgeous patterned rubber stamps on the market which are perfect for creating William Morris style patterned blocks cards like these.

By repeat stamping a simple pattern you can create really unique background papers – who needs scrapbook papers when you can do it yourself huh 😉

I experimented by stamping different colour inks on different colour surfaces to create different effects and styles.

Once I  had stamped the backgrounds they put me in mind of Wallpaper patterns! In particular the wallpaper and fabric patterns of artist William Morris! So I decided to use William Morris as my inspiration for this project.

Read on for details….

Supplies Used

* White Matt Card Stock
* Single Fold Card Blank Colour Of Choice
* Assorted Colour Card Stock
* Memories Permanent Inkpad: Port Red and Soft Leaf (Stewart Superior)
* Galaxy Gold Brilliance Inkpad (Tsukineko)
* Sponges for DTP
* Ancient Page Inkpads: Sienna, Henna, Sage, Saffron, Leaf Green, Bordeaux (Clearsnapr)
* Printed Faux Postage Sections (I used Red Castle Faux Postage Printing Program)
* Paper Trimmer
* Printed Quotes
* Gold Peel Off Border Stickers (Stampendous)
* Double Sided Tape

Rubber Stamps Used:

* Ornate Border Stamp – Cherry Pie

Directions

1. For these cards I used Burgundy, Tan, Sand, Black, Sage, Cream and Forest Green card stock. I wanted card colours which complimented each other and worked well together. The colours chosen are very victorian in style…I have a passion for that era!

Onto the black, forest green and burgundy card stock I repeat stamped the image to make up the pattern using the gold Brilliance inkpad.

Onto the cream and tan colour card stock I used Soft Leaf ink, on the sage card stock I used Port Red inkpad, and finally on the sand card stock I used black ink.

2. Once all the backgrounds are stamped; use a paper trimmer to cut up the background into different sized sections. You want them to be different shapes.

3. Afiix sections; use different colours next to each other onto a sheet of white card stock using double sided tape. Choose colours which contrast agaisnt each other when layering.

4. Trim card stock, and layer onto matching card stock, then finally onto card blank.

5. Print art quotes onto white paper, apply inks dtp onto the quotes, then either tear or trim around the quote. Affix to the front of your card using double sided tape.

Your cards are complete.

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