PTI Blog Hop :: Stamped Background Challenge


I’m back with my background-building card for Papertrey Ink’s Blog Hop. To join in on the fun, please log in to the forum!

**Sorry, like a DORK, I forgot to take a photo before I finished the card, so I explained it in text for you.

How I did it
What I did here was create a three-panel background. To simulate pattern paper strip panels, I stamped damask designs on three strips of kraft cardstock using a light shade of brown ink to create a washed-out, vintage appeal. I also inked around the edges using ColorBox chestnut roan chalk to create more distressing. Mat pattern panels to a solid cardstock and adhere to the card base. Stitching around the panels would add great texture (just another option, but my sewing machine is broken).

You can decorate the top of the panels any way you want. I chose to apply three of the same flowers. These flowers are from a set by Close to My Heart, but you can easily use any flower stamp set, such as PTI’s Flower Frenzy would work as a perfect substitute. I already owned this set after I discovered PTI and refused to purchase multiple flower stamp sets that resembled each other. So, for the flower stamps, you can stamp the entire flower (as I did) or if the stamp set comes with a flower and stem separately great, stamp on green cardstock for the stem and on your color cardstock for the flower. I stamped two flowers for each panel to create added dimension and used a few pop dots and pulled them up.

Tie a ribbon around the front of the card and pop the stems over the ribbon. Stamp your sentiment and your DONE!

Hello! Please accept the attached card for November/December issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Thank you for your consideration!

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Trim card front to 5.5″ x 4.25.”
  2. Trim kraft cardstock panels to about 1.5″ x 3.25″ and stamp damask background.
  3. Ink edges and mat on green cardstock and ink those edges, then adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp flowers, cut out, and adhere to panels.
  5. Add ribbon and stamped sentiment.

:: My Goodies {i love you}::

Stamps: Papertrey Ink-damask designs; Close to My Heart-Thoughts of You

Ink: Stampin’ Up-chocolate chip; ColorBox-chestnut roan
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-kraft + dark chocolate + spring moss + melon berry
Accessories: Papertrey Ink-melon berry ribbon

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  • Joan B - another beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • care-in - Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Babies- Beth - Beautiful, Ashley!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa H. - just gorgeous! love that set, and it looks fabulous with that flower image. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - Beautiful design Ashley :)ReplyCancel

  • IamDerby - Absolutely lovely Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Great job! Love your colors.ReplyCancel

  • BethieJ - BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Beautiful! I love the damask background!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - So lovely, and so different from many of the other cards tonight. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Brennan - Oh Wow! Ashley, stunning!ReplyCancel

  • eggette - Okay, so I am a dork tonight too! I didn’t take the before picture either….dang it!! Such beautiful work and all that cutting makes for a gorgeous creation!ReplyCancel

  • Terri E. - Love your card pannels and I love how you poped out the flower as well. You rocked the background challenge.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.ReplyCancel

  • Tenia Nelson - Great card!! You always seem to amaze me with your talents…you go girl!!! tfs!!
    -tReplyCancel

  • Alex - This is gorgeous! Love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* AlexReplyCancel

  • Deb Rymer - So playful and classy at the same time. Love your pairing of the flower image with the damask design as well as the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen - oh wow!!! such a beauty!!!! love it!!ReplyCancel

  • peggysue - Nothing like being a dork, it feels good to admit it, get it off your chest, doesn’t it? Love creation, your card looks so elegant. Great layout too.ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Really pretty as always! I love the subtle damask :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Pretty card! Love all the layers! :>ReplyCancel

  • Stamping Cafe - Simply stunning, love everything about it!!ReplyCancel

  • Scrapping Julie - WOW-ZA! absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Daniela - Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - Holy cutting batman! Beautiful Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - This is great! I love your three panels, it really sets off the flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn P. - I so love the design w/the three panels – beautifulReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Heilman - great design. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kryssi - looks stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Ally - Gorgeous! Love everything with it!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Caputo - This is just so so soooo pretty! I love your elegant background and how you cut out those gorgeous flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - this is beautiful, ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - So elegant Ashley! You must have patience for cutting out those flowers…amazing. Nice colors, nice LO, and great card!ReplyCancel

  • carabecca - Love the elegance here!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie Jones - Beautiful card! Thank you so very much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Stampin' Pam - truly beautiful – wow!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Ash, this rocks! I love it, especially the paper piecing, what a great detail!ReplyCancel

  • A_MOMS_LIFE - Really looks like you put a lot of work into this! Love the colors and the flowers really stand out!ReplyCancel

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