Saturday, November 23, 2013

Paper Artsy Stamps on Stenciled Background

Hi Dreamers!
Cold here today in Michigan.  We has a little dusting of snow this morning.  It is all melted now, but still cold.  So, let's warm things up a bit with a vintage style card.  I used Paper Artsy stamps on a background that I made with a Stencil/template and spray inks.

Materials List:
Stamps: Lynne Perrella set "Nina" from Paper Artsy
Inks: Ginger Adirondack, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Spray inks in brown and purple ( Walnut ink and Tattered Angels)
CS: Kraft, cream, scrap of dark brown and purple
Template: Mini Harlequin - Crafters Workshop Templates
Fibers: Brown Twill - Jo Ann Fabrics; Purple Scalloped edged ribbon - Stampin' Up


  • Start by making the background --lay the template over the CS and spray with one color of ink
  • The way to get the depth and almost reverse image look to the background is to flip the template over onto a clean piece of CS without cleaning the template and spraying more ink.  
  • Let backgrounds dry

  •  Make a card base from Kraft CS
  • Stamp keys and  circle with Ginger and Perfect Plum inks
  • Add background to card base

  • Stamp the lady  on cream CS with Ginger ink
  • Tear out image and layer onto torn pieces of purple and brown CS

  • Add a piece of scallop edged ribbon and a tied piece of brown twill ribbon
  • Use some of the scraps to decorate the inside


********Challenges for my Paper Artsy Vintage Card:
Simon's Monday: mystery Technique
Paper Artsy: inspired by Liz's collage stamping
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes

I have something special planned for the month of December.  Not going to tell you yet what it is!!  I want to surprise you.  LOL.  I have been working on "this" all month and am still working.  So, stayed tuned for that.  To finish out the month of November, I have one more vintage card with Paper Artsy stamps.  That project will be posted soon.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Love ya.


  1. Love your background, it works perfectly for a vintage effect.

  2. Love your piece, I really love the subtle purple in the background against the rich browns.

    Emma x

  3. really love these colours together - very striking x

  4. Fabulous!!!!!
    great design and colors!!!!

  5. This is beautiful! Love your color choices. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  6. OMGosh, Karen, I have saved this tutorial and TY for it! The card is wonderful and that BG is totally awesome!

  7. Love how you've used the PA stamps - and the colours are so rich and lovely. Great card!
    Alison x


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