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Papertrey Ink :: Design Team Tips :: Unconventional Stamped Backgrounds

Hello there!  I'm back for another Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips post!  I'm a huge fan of patterned paper, but sometimes it's not available in the pattern or color I'd like to use.  When that's the case, I'll create my own, making backgrounds with different stamps instead. That's what I'm doing for today's DT Tips, but the stamps I chose just might surprise you!  Keep reading for a look at some unconventional backgrounds stamping.


You can use almost any stamp to create a background or patterned paper.  Really!  For instance, in the stamp set Worth the Wait, there are 2 thin lines that serve as strings for hanging tassels.  One line is long and slightly curved, while the other is short and straight.  I took the long line and straightened it to create a striped background on my "for you" card.  I stamped an alternating pattern down a piece of 4" x 4" white cardstock.  There are 2 close lines in Honey Nut ink, then a single line o…

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