Bust Your Stash of Patterned Paper with this Card Template

I have another delicious card “recipe” for you to use with your gorgeous stash of Designer Series Papers. This card template uses two complementing and coordinating pieces of patterned paper to create a visually pleasing mix of horizontal and vertical lines on your card front.

I have the directions for you to download, a visual card template layout and you can watch me put together this design AND step it up on my latest Papercrafting Playdate Live on Facebook (keep scrolling)! Enjoy this simple design, pull out your DSP, and get busy making some cards now!

Card Template #3 – Clean Lines

 Supplies Needed

•4” x 11” cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2” 

•2 1/2” x 1” Basic White CS or a neural color 

•3” x 5 1/2″ patterned paper 

•1 1/2” x 4” coordinating patterned paper 

•Scraps for accent images

Basic Template Directions

  1. Stamp the greeting image on the Basic White cardstock piece. 
  2. Attach the 3” x 5 1/2” piece of patterned paper on the front of the card base centering it vertically.  You will have about 5/8” of the card base showing on each side. Then attach the 4” x 1 1/2” piece of patterned paper horizontally over the first piece Choose patterns that coordinate with each other in color, and it looks fabulous if the patterns complement each other – one being very detailed and one having a smaller pattern.
  3. Pop up the Basic White greeting piece with dimensionals and layer over the top of the pattern papers where they meet.
  4. Punch or die cut one or two stamped accent images to arrange around the greeting focal point and attach to the card front.
  5. Add any extra embellishments.
Basic Template and a Stepped-Up Version

Ways to Step-Up the Basic Template

  • Use an embossing folder on one or both of the pieces of patterned paper.
  • Add extra layers of cardstock to matte the patterned paper.
    • 5 1/2” x 3 1/4” for matting the large piece
    • 2 5/8” x 1 1/8” for the greeting piece.
  • Add a layer of coordinating ribbon under the greeting piece
  • Use a rectangular shaped punch or die to create the greeting piece
Art Gallery Bundle and Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper

Thank you so much for trying out this simple card template and happy stamping always!

Simple card template and stepped-up version.

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