Monday, May 8, 2017

Make it Monday 284: Background Stamping with Sentiment Stamps 

Papertrey Ink Challenge

Melissa Phillips, Designer for Papertrey Ink, suggested a wonderful technique today for her Make it Monday challenge at  Her video showcased how you could stamp a subtle background behind a focal image by using a sentiment stamp.  Her video is found HERE.

Since Mother's Day is this weekend, I took the opportunity to create a card, using this technique, for my Mother In Law.  She recently lost her husband and I'm sure this first Mother's Day after his passing will be very, very hard on her.  She's a special lady in my life and I hope my card, seen below, will bring a smile to her face.

Here's my technique for aligning my sentiment evenly:
I used my Mini Misti and "L" ruler from my Creative Corners to lightly pencil in straight lines.  After my lines were all stamped, I erased the pencil.

The finished card is below.  

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink stamp set:  Nostalgic Notions
Papertrey Ink stamp set:  Banner Style
Papertrey Ink coordinating Die:  Banner Style
Papertrey Ink cardstock:  White & Harvest Gold
Papertrey Ink Dye Inks:   Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, and Sweet Blush

Thanks for taking a look!!!  Have a wonderful week!

Big Junkie Love,


  1. Beautiful card, and your new blog is awesome! Congrats!

  2. Very nice card and tutorial Marci!

  3. Really pretty card and clear explanation! I will try this background technique myself! Best of luck with your blog and have a great day from a fellow Junkie! :)

  4. You did a fabulous job Marci! It's beautiful!! Junkie hugs to ya!

  5. Excellent job on the card and the tutorial Marci. Hugs back at ya!

  6. This is so very pretty Marci! Love your flowers arrangement and that background you made is so neat!/Jan

  7. Gorgeous color combination and great execution of that technique.

  8. Your card is so sweet and pretty, Marci! I love the background stamping and the lovely flowers! TFS!

  9. Adorable! Adorable! I love everything about your sweet card, from the big and small scallops to those wonderful vintage flowers. Great scripty background too! Love this!!

  10. Very pretty card! Love the flowers.

  11. What a lovely card to honor a special lady. Your stamping is perfect, and beautiful behind your bright blooms!

  12. A stunning card- love the perfectly lined up sentiment stamping

  13. Hi Marci,
    Your card is gorgeous, I just love those colors together! The background stamping adds a lovely accent to the sweet sentiment.

  14. LOVELY JOB!!! I LOVE the colors you've used too! AND I need to use my new Misti Corners!!! LOL ;)