January 2015: Repeating patterns on your card

Today we are going to work with repeating patterns on your card.  By that I mean using the same image as a background that you are using for your central image.  Here is one example of that idea:

Example #1

Example #1

In the above example I used an embossing folder for both the layers and sponged them so they were visible.  Here is another example of another way to repeat your pattern.  For this one, I made a multi-layer card alternating black with white.

January 2015 Technique Challenge

But when stamping the image, I removed the black layers and set all the white layers on top of each other before I stamped them.  That way, all the patterns line up and where the ink didn’t print on the paper next to the layer, it is hidden by the black layer.  Here is how that looks:

DSC03591

Just make sure when you put your layers together, you make sure all the layers are right-side-up.  I finished my card by raising all the black layers with foam tape but keeping it flat also works.

Have fun making this month’s Technique Challenge.

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