Our fabulous guest designer Nichol Spohr is sharing ways to use Essentials by Ellen pattern stamps like Plaid Maker and Pattern Play to create a scene for the Little Gentleman!
Hello friends! Today I’m excited to be sharing a Pattern To The People feature card and video with you showcasing some brand new Essentials by Ellen Brandi Kincaid stamp sets, Little Gentleman and Backyard Bird Friends! In addition to these new sets, I am using the previously released Plaid Maker and Pattern Play stamp sets to add patterns to the floor, walls, little boy’s t-shirt, and lamp. Additional images form the Bookworm Lady Stamp Set and Winter Window Dies round out this fun scene card!
I used a pencil and ruler to draw in the floor and wall lines for my background. Using some masking paper, I masked off the walls and stamped the bedroom carpet for my scene card with the Plaid Maker Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink and Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink. I removed the masks and drew in the baseboards from the room. Masking off the baseboards and floor, the wallpaper was stamped with the straight line Plaid Maker image and Lawn Fawn Manatee Ink.
The baseboards were colored in with Copic Markers.
A window was die cut from the wall with the inside window piece form the Winter Window Dies. The window and frame were die cut from smooth white cardstock and colored in with Copic Markers. The window was adhered over the opening in the bedroom wall.
Another piece of smooth white cardstock was used to stencil clouds using the MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Lawn Fawn Fish Tank Ink.
Images from the Little Gentleman, Backyard Bird Friends, and Bookworm Lady Stamp Sets were stamped on Neenah Smooth White Cardstock, colored in with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies.
The little boy’s shirt was stamped with the stripe design from the Pattern Play Stamp Set and Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink. The lamp shade was stamped with the cross stitch design image from the Pattern Play Stamp Set using clear embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
The images were adhered to the scene as shown, with the branch being adhered to the cloud stenciled background and layered behind the the bedroom scene to give the illusion of looking out the window.
I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use pattern stamp images to add texture and design to your cards and images! Have a great day!