Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Doodling with Patterned Papers - DCM

The midweek "challenge" on daring cardmakers is making a card using a tutorial on doodling with patterned papers. Lythan wrote up lovely step by step instructions. I'm not a doodler, but I couldn't resist giving this a try.

First off, I found out that I don't have many bold patterned papers in my stash, but I found some K & Company paper that I thought would work. Here's the pre-doodling phase.


I'd cut out some mini-scalloped circles using Spellbinders nestabilitities dies. I did the doodling on the patterns per the tutorial using a black gel pen and a Ranger Inkssentials white opaque pen. Here's how my card turned out.


It's definitely an out-of-my-comfort-zone creation, but it was fun! The brown layer is the back of the patterned paper. The sentiment is a Posh stamp. I attached the doodled pieces with some pop dots to give them some dimension. I think this is a technique that I'll have to use again. Sure was less intimidating than free-hand doodling. :-)

13 comments:

  1. Wow, Jay, what a fabulous card - love the colors and using nestabilities is such a great idea !

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  2. I think it looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for playing along!

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  3. What a great card. The paper looks so different with the doodling on.

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  4. Wow! You've made a gorgeous card! The doodling looks fantastic!

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  5. that looks so efective! well done, great work!

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  6. The patterned paper was lovely as it is, but you've transformed it with the doodling, great stuff!!

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  7. I love this card! You should doodle more!!

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  8. what a beautiful idea.... great

    greetings from germany

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  9. Brilliant, I'm off to go "doodle-up" my boring backing papers

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