Easy Tattersall Pattern Making

Hi everyone! Today I am over on the Imagine YouTube Channel sharing a new pattern that is so incredibly easy to make. If you know my cardmaking style, you know I love to make patterns. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to patterns I want to recreate and you can find that HERE!

When I go shopping, I always see men’s shirts with a certain pattern on them (I recently found out it’s called tattersall) and I’ve wanted to find a way to recreate that pattern on my cards, but never knew quite how to do it without it taking forever. I could have used line stamps, but with so many thin lines it would have taken hours of stamping to do it properly which is fine, and I don’t have a few hours to just stamp. So I grabbed my markers, thinking it wouldn’t work and gave it shot. I was pleasanty surprised to say the least! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details on how to create this fun patterned background!

Some supplies used in this video were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! To see who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


To create this background you’re going to need a few things. The first is cardstock. I used a heavy weight white and kraft cardstock here. You wil also need markers. I like and used the Memento markers (brush tip side). Another tool you need is a ruler and my favorite to use for this technique is the Tim Holtz ruler because it has so many markings.

A masculine clean and simple birthday card with Tattersall patterned background.

Now onto the pattern making! This is one of those techniques that you can really play around with once you get the basics. I like to start with three colors of markers, but you can play around with the amount of colors you use and the colors you use. To see exactly how to measure the lines and create this pattern, watch the video above!

A Christmas themed thinking of you card with Tattersall patterned background.

Because you often see this pattern on men’s shirts, I really love it for masculine cards! I went with a more masculine birthday card for my first finished project, but you can see it really works for any background! On my second card, I used the pattern on kraft cardstock and went with a Christmas themed card! I absolutely love the versatility!

Tattersall patterned background that are quick and easy to make! They're also very customizable and will work on many different kinds of cards!

I love pattern making, but this one is especially fun because it is so quick and easy! Plus, not many supplies are needed and you can customize it to what you need it for. These are my favorite kinds of patterns to make!

If you are interested in any of the stamps, supplies, etc. that I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


Affiliate links are used in the supply list above at no additional cost to you. For more information on supply lists and the full disclosure head HERE.


More videos you may enjoy. Just click the photos to watch!

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