Designed with Nicole Nowosad!

Designed with Nicole Nowosad!

Hello SCT magazine readers! Nicole here to talk all about creating patterns with stamps. If you are at all like me. you are drawn to pretty stamp images and then maybe you don’t dust them off enough and put those stamps to work! I think it’s about time to grab a set of stamps you love and put them to work.

I recently found a set of stamps I love that has these beautiful floral images. I was determined to make 3 simple cards with them, all different and unique by making some fun backgrounds on each card front.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Stamps: Concord & 9th; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Designs; Ink: Close to My Heart; Mist: Studio Calico, October Afternoon

The process is quite simple really. Vary your pattern, vary your colours and even overlap and most importantly – PLAY! Have fun with it! Try stamping in a block, or even along a masked offline and you can use the same stamps to create totally different looks on your card.

This first card was created by stamping a background in the top and bottom corner of the card front.

Change the ink colours and stamp into a blocked square shape to create a framed patterned area using the same stamp set.

Mask off one section of your card and stamp over the open area to create a fun, bordered stamped area!

Watch how you can do this too with a favourite set of stamps (or more!) – sit back and relax and see how these cards came together:

Thanks for joining me today!

~ Nicole


  1. Patti Wnek May 15, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Good reminder to get out my stamps! Thanks, Nicole!

  2. Teresa Medeiros May 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    These are so pretty Nicole. I need to think outside the box when it comes to my stamps. TFS your tips!

  3. storymusicgirl May 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Love the look of the stamping on the textured paper over the stamping on the smooth cardstock!

  4. Michelle May 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Love the cards…so simple and we ALL have stamps like this!

  5. Jeanne Beam May 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Great cards.
    Thanks for sharing…

  6. Helen G. May 15, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous encouraging cards.
    Thank you for the video and inspirations.

  7. Joan May 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Very nice cards Nicole!!

  8. Nina Oelke May 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Love the cars Nicole. ❤️

  9. Pooja May 16, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Pretty cards !

  10. Bette May 16, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Love what you did and beautifully they all turned out! Simply yet so elegant! Thanks!

  11. Wendy Lambert May 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful cards and you are right. I need to use my stamps more.

  12. Beth Thomas May 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I love these cards, Nicole! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lori May 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Beautiful cards–love the spring colors! I have the stamp set and haven’t pulled it out in a while. Off to grab it! Thank you for the detailed instructions and inspiration.

  14. Beverly Jordan May 16, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Love the soft tones and sweet sentiment!!

  15. Brenda May 16, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I love how you used the same stamp set yet the cards all looked different.

  16. Cindy May 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I love this stamps set too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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