Doodles of Thanks

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Zentangle is the art of fine doodling, and it’s fun, relaxing – even meditative – and can be incorporated into your stamping.  The Stampin’ Up! single stamp called Blended Bloom along with Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life Journaling Pens work perfectly for trying out this fun technique.

As I was researching my post, I came across this fabulous work of art by Pat Perry .  Pat has taken zentangle to the ultimate level in this stunning drawing below.

Pat Perry

Of course, we’re not all “Pats” – I certainly don’t come even close – but we can enjoy creating a little zentangle on our hand-stamped cards.

Stamp the image using a StazOn Black Stamp Pad.  Use the fine tip of the Journaling Pen to start doodling inside each petal.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun, so don’t stress about perfection!  Once it’s finished, it’ll look beautiful!

The rest of the card was kept pretty plain so that the zentangle piece can really shine.

  • I used Calypso Coral Cardstock for the card base, but really any color will work.
  • I adhered a square piece of Vellum Cardstock to the base then wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it.
  • I did it again!  I used the “thanks” from a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set, but I can’t for the life of me figure out which one!  Leave me a comment if you can find the stamp set this sentiment comes from!
  • Chalk Lines stamp set was used to create the pretty design at the bottom, stamped tone-on-tone using a Calypso Coral Stamp Pad.
  • A small piece of Sweet Sadie Washi Tape decorates the end of the sentiment, and I’ve added a few Rhinestones colored with a black sharpie.

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Here’s a close-up to show you some of the patterns I used.  Have fun thinking up your own patterns, too!

 

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Don’t Forget!

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