Quick Card Weekend: Two Cards with one Partial-Stamped Background Stamp Image

Quick Card Weekend is a reoccurring post theme in which I share little tips & tricks and musings about pulling together “Pops of Paper” with limited time.

Hi Friends, technically it’s not Saturday or Sunday but it is a long holiday weekend so it still counts right?! Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy way to create two cards from one partially-stamped background image with the Essentials by Ellen Stripe Background Stamp.

The key to this cardmaking trick is to start with a 6 x 8.5 or 5.5 x 8.5 sheet of paper, this way after stamping you can trim your background into two Portrait A2 card panels. 

Let’s Get Started! 2 Cards; Five Quick Steps

Stripe Ink Colors (on cards): It’s a Girl, Samba, Tiki Torch & Limoncello 
Stripe Ink Colors (instructions photo): Be Mine, Lime Rickey, All that Jazz and Flirty Fuchsia. 

  1. I placed a 6 x 8.5 cardstock sheet into my MISTI and positioned the striped background stamp near the bottom right edge of the cardstock. 
  2. I cut two long strips of copy paper to mask off the stripes before applying ink to each stripe image. I love how the copy paper “just sticks” to the clear background stamp—no adhesive or sticky paper needed. I also find that smaller inks/ink cubes work best for this type of “interval”-stamping so you can easily get into the masked off spaces.
  3. After stamping the stripes five times with four different colors, I trimmed down the stamped cardstock sheet to two Portrait A2 card panels. One panel with a full set of stripes near the bottom and the second panel with ¼-set of remaining stripes for a modern CAS look. 
  4. I stamped, colored and die-cut the cute little Salt & Pepper and Rainbow images from the EBE Love Notes by Julie Ebersole using a few Copic Colors: BG000/10/11/13, R20/21 and Y13/15.
  5. To finish the cards, I added the matching punny sentiment inside the stripes and then adhered the images using foam adhesive. The Salt & Pepper Images where adhered to an Essentials Rectangle Frame for a little extra pop and dimension. 

So there we are friends! A fun way to create two CAS A2 portrait card panels using background stamps and partial stamping. I hope you enjoyed my cards today and it inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways. 

Big Paper Hugs!


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