Saturday, January 10, 2009

stamping a circular pattern

Here is another card using the Lizzie Anne Designs Damask set. Making this card was a piece of cake compared to trying to photograph it. The silly thing kept rolling out of the frame, LOL!

Do you want to know a simple trick to be able to create the circle pattern with one stamp?
  1. I simply cut a 2 inch circle from grid paper.
  2. Fold it in half, and again and again. This will divide the paper into 8 even parts.
  3. Mark off the folds and these will be where you line up the tip of the damask with.
  4. I normally stamp the quarter markings first, so if I'm off a bit then I can fudge it a bit when stamping the remaining stamps. You will get a bit of an overlap on the damask sides if you're using a 2 inch circle, put I really liked the effect. You can mess around with the sizing, maybe increase it just a bit to find the perfect size.

This is a simple way to use any of your single images to create a circular pattern with.


Elena said...

So delicate! Love your idea with the circle!

Bethany Paull said...

That's incredible Wendy. And I love the overlap just as you have it.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love that pop of pink, Wendy! Gorgeous card!

Anthonette said...

I've never tried to do this circular patter before. Thanks for the tip. Love the stamp you used...gorgeous card.

Sorry to hear you've been dealing with sick kids.

Katie said...

great tip! and card!

Sankari W. said...

THAT IS BRILLIANT!!! thanks for the tip Wendy! And your card is awesome!!! LOVE that pink!