I created this card awhile back for the colloboration between Inspired by Stamping and the Cupcake Challenge. I used one of my FAVORITE stamp sets, the Background Basics Lines stamp set to create my own striped patterned paper. Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see how I put together not only the patterned paper, but the entire card.
For this card I am stamping my background directly onto a card base. I started with an A2 top folding card base that I made with white heavy weight card stock. If you wanted, you could always stamp onto an A2 sized panel for the extra heft, but for this card, I wasn’t worried about it. Also, before I even started, I made sure to have my color combo picked out. For this card I already had a picture from the challenge, but this can be completely customized for the recipient.
A few tips for stamping with the large solid lines in this set. First prime the stamps if they are new. I do have a video on this you can check that out HERE. Also, if you aren’t using a stamp positioner, use a piece of fun foam, mouse pad, or thick magazine/notebook underneath your stamping to give a bit of cushion. And these are quite long stamps, so if you don’t have an acrylic block large enough to mount these stamps onto, you can use your big shot plates.
This type of background can be finished with a simple sentiment, which is exactly what I did. I used the Happy Die and Stamp Set, also from Inspired by Stamping, to make my Happy Birthday sentiment on a rectangle die cut from white card stock. I also die cut a kraft mat to help highlight the sentiment and keep it from being lost into the background.
I hope you all enjoyed this throw back card and a look at how I created the background! If you are interested in the supplies I used on my card today, you will find them all linked below. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
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- Inspired by Stamping Background Basics Lines Stamp Set
- Inspired by Stamping Happy Die
- Inspired by Stamping Happy Stamp Set
- MISTI *
- Turquoise Dye Ink *
- Brown Dye Ink *
- Orange Dye Ink *
- Tan Dye Ink *
- Cardstocks – White, Kraft, Brown
- Adhesive – Dry * & Dimensional *
- Die Cutting Machine *
- Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangle Die Set *