Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps

I feel like I am on a roll with 2 posts & challenge entries in less than a week! This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge involves stamping a background using stamps not intended for that purpose. For this challenge, I pulled out my Library Card stamp to create the background for my card. I stitched over the patterned paper & cardstock along the top, stamped my sentiment, and then popped my Copic-colored pencil up on foam adhesive for added dimension. The black stitching you see along the very top of the card is actually faux-stitching that I drew with a black marker. I also took a tip from Nichole Heady and stamped my background on both the card front as well as the card back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Library Card, Happy Trails
Ink: True Black, Versamark, Copic markers
Paper: The Paper Studio (cardstock), Autumn Leaves (patterned paper)


  1. I love this take on the challenge! So creative...thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great CAS card and your stitching looks super!