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Clean and simple card – Pinstripe background

Hi there, good to see you over on the blog today. I hope you are having a great week. This CAS card is really set off by adding a partial pinstripe background. It really sets off the flowers and gives a clean crisp look to the card. 

Recently, I got a layering stamp of Altenews’, this was secondhand one of a facebook group, but as I hadn’t really tried a floral layering stamp set, I thought a second hand one would be fine to start. Saves me spending too much money on something I may have struggled with. It did take a little practice at times layering things up. For the flowers, I found it easier with a stamping platform. However, I found it easier to layer the leaves with an acrylic block. All I can say is, try both out and decide what works for you. 

I also treated myself to some new Altenew inks and I have to admit they are beautiful and I love how they stamped. In addition the inks, I also got their Pinstripe background stamp. I don’t usually by too many background stamps, but as soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to get it. It is so versatile, adding interest in big bold blocks or as thin lines. I just love it on this card! Anyway, read on to find out how this card came together. 

For links to some of these products, see the end of the post.

pinstripe background Card process overview

On a white card panel (5.75″ x 4.2″), stamp the pinstripe background in grey ink. Trim this down so it fills two thirds of a card base and add a strip of black card to the top. 

Stamp and layer the flowers from Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set. Start if with the fullest stamp in the lightest in. You can find the Altenew layering guide for this stamp set HERE. For the colours used, see the supplies at the end of the post. 

Once you have enough flowers and leaves stamped, fussy cut these out. Alternatively, you can buy a matching die set for this stamp set. Layer the flowers and leaves up using foam pads in one corner. Add a heat embossed sentiment on black card and foam mount onto the cardbase . This sentiment is from the Altenew Pinstripe stamp set. 

Lastly add a few colour corresponding gems to the card and adhere with glue. 

pinstripe background Card Photos

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Addtional supplies

A6 cardbase (UK sizing), scissors, stamping platform or acrylic blocks, Different shades of ink – Altenew inks used: Green Meadows Mini cube set and Red Comos Mini Cube set. Lucy’s Cards Jewels – Rainbow Sparkle Mix, Paper Trimmer. 


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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I’m not an expert and I don’t work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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