Damask

Damask started in the early middle ages as a weaving technique that produced intricate patterns. The word Damask was found in the Western world as early as the 14th century in France. Today it is a wonderful collection of repeated patterns that can appear modern as well as old world in style.

Wallpaper Print is the name of the new damask background stamp that I created for Penny Black. I created this Damask  featuring the French fleur-d-lis framed by acanthus leaves.  I love variations of both these historic elements and you’ll see them frequently in the products I design and the projects I make. I learned that a fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily and the acanthus leaf is from the plant of the same name. I’m a gardener, so you can see why I love these two put together!

Moxie Fab World hosted a challenge to use Damask in an unusual way. So I’ve created two simple cards showcasing  Wallpaper Print stamp. Both these cards are quick & easy to make and would work well as a greeting  for a variety of occasions from celebration to sympathy.

Thinking of You

After stamping Wallpaper Print with VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink on white card stock, I cut out a portion of the image into the popular chevron design. This pattern is built into the stamp design, making it easy to do. Simply adhere this cut out section to your card and add a sentiment. I used Gratitude from Penny Black.

Diamond Damask

With this card I used one of my go-to inks, VersaFine Spanish Moss with Wallpaper Print stamp. Again I cut out the stamp pattern, but this time I cut four individual diamonds and applied them to a scalloped card with pop dots. A little vintage velvet ribbon accentuates the ink color.

I’d love to see what unusual ways you use Wallpaper Print background stamp! Feel free to share your link with your comment!

Creatively Yours,

Comments

  1. Both lovely! I LOVE the damask cut into diamonds… beautiful, Laura!  ;D

  2. Fabulous Laura – love the simplicity of the cards by taking just part of the stamp design.
    Blessings
    Maxine

  3. Fantastic! I like the way you used a BG stamp to be the focal image of the cards, Laura.

  4. Gorgeous designs Laura and love the damask background stamp you have created for Penny Black!!! You have showcased it beautifully in an out of the box way which is so creative. Blessings to you my friend!

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