October 9, 2016

Geometric Thank You Card (Building a Background with Sentiment Stamps)

EDIT: Winner of W&W WCMD 2016

Today's card is CASEing a great card I saw in blogland, but I don't quite remember where it is from... :( I was also inspired by Winnie & Walter's challenge to stretch your stamps and dies, and that's what this card is all about!

I decided to use the sentiments in this Hero Art's stamp set to build a background. (Love this set, so very versatile!) I lined up a couple of the sentiments in my mini Misti and stamped with a light gray Hero Arts shadow ink. Then I shifted the card up a bit and repeated the stamping. 
Even with the Misti stamping tool, I find it a little challenging to get a perfectly stamped background. You might notice that I didn't get even ink coverage on my first try (pictured above). Some words are lighter and some words are darker; and double stamping only made things worse. Well practice makes perfect, and cardmaking is no exception!

Here is where I stretched the use of my dies: I have both the big and small sets of stitched square dies from Lawn Fawn, and here I've picked one from each set. As you can see, they nested perfectly! You can get stitched square frames instead of just stitched squares by using this technique. 

I originally wanted to use the corresponding "thanks" die from this Hero Arts stamp set, but it turned out to be a little too small and I just felt like the ratio wasn't quite right. So I turned to this die from Paper Smooches instead. I finished the sentiment by stamping "you are the best" in black ink. I hope this card has inspired you to stretch the use of your stamp supplies, too! Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice day!


  1. What a great card; brilliant to make the background with all the sentiments. ADORE the various frames - well done!

    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking & A Blog Named Hero! ~Michele, DT

  2. Oh, I LOVE this! The layered squares pop off the beautifully stamped background! ♥

    Thank you so much for playing along with my color challenge. :)

  3. Wonderful DIY background, and I love how you layered the frames! Thanks for linking up at our challenge at a2z.

  4. This is so cute and love the frames! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

  5. Another stunning beautiful creative card. I LOVE this card TOOOOOO!!! so glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.

    Billie A
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  6. You are a clever lady
    4 thumbs up
    like Billie too
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS card more than her LOL
    your idea with sentiment in grey and one in black
    your idea with that frame colorfull
    and that shin THANKS ooh I love your idea
    if this card still on your desk
    send to me miss lady
    I want to have this hehe SMILE
    cause I am in love with your idea
    soooo clever
    I am fan of your idea
    and will CASE ing this too..but first I have to buy Frame DIES and it is expensive oooh lala...maybe next year I will buy it
    many thanks for joining with us at Creative with Stamps this month

  7. Simply fabulous A great idea to use all the sentiments to make the background. Very impressive. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month.

  8. Hi Jessie, I happened to enter a card to Creative with Stamps Challenge and saw your cards. Your DIY frame is so creative and eye-catching. Big applauses.

  9. Loving your "homemade" background. I like that there are darker and lighter areas - adds more interest. Super clever idea to use the frames that way to draw attention to the "real message". Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

  10. Nice card! Love the layering of the frames on the card. Thanks for playing along with a2z.

  11. Love all your entires for our challenge. This card is also super CAS and really lovely. Thanks so much for playing along at Creative with Stamps, Jo x.

  12. That is one fantastic background. This card is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with a2z Challenge!


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