Papertrey Ink- Blending with Embossing

I thought today’s sample cards on Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge were lovely and wanted to take a shot at using this technique.  I didn’t have a Papertrey ink background stamp that I thought would work so I used a wooden stamp from Stampamania.  I paired it with my starting to be an all time favourite Tulip Time from Papertrey Ink.  I am finding that this layered stamp set just “works” no matter what.  I have literally stamped the wrong pieces on the tulips and somehow it still looks nice.  It is so nice to have a layering stamp set that is so forgiving.

I decided to use pigment inks…………..cause hey, I bought them by accident thinking they were dye inks.  I started cardmaking with pigment inks but abandoned them in favour of the quicker drying easier to use dye inks, but guess what……………I am now loving the look of blended pigment inks.  I guess I have learned to keep my fingers out of the ink and to be patient enough for them to dry.

I really like the subtle background and I kept telling myself to “sit on my hands” and call it done.  I did add a scattering of clear Dew Drops.



Supplies:  Papertrey Ibk Tulip time Stamp and dies.  StampaMania Splatter Background die, Stampendous embossing powder. Lia and Stampabilities pigment ink,  Craftsmith cardstock and card base, Scor tape, Dew Drops. Wink of Stella glitter pen,  Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

About DebSelby

I am a Mom to three great sons, a grandmother to seven great grandkids and a totally addicted scrapbooker, cardmaker now that I have retired from paid work.

Posted on March 21, 2016, in Card Samples, Challenge Entries, Debbie's Challenge Entries, Oscar's (Deb's) Card Samples and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I really love this card Deb, so nice to see an interesting background stamp used differently to what I would normally do myself. Got to go try my collection of background stamps in new situations. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Susan Beauchaine

    Your card is fabulous!!!
    I agree, it is a stunning set…Betsy is amazing!


  3. the whole card is beautiful..the background is stunning and your dew drops finish the amazing card!!


  4. Oh what a fun splatter stamp! Lovely inking too!!!


  5. lindarsnodgrass

    Beautiful background and those tulips are just so pretty


  6. Love it! The colors you chose are fabulous!


  7. The dew drops are GORGEOUS! Love this!


  8. What an amazing design! I love the stamp you used in the background , brilliant! This is one gorgeous card!


  9. What a nice card. I love the tulips and the background came out very nice. The dew drops were a perfect addition.


  10. Sweet card! Love the pink embossing over the embossed splatters!


  11. The splatters, embossing, and dew drops all enhance the beauty of those stunning tulips!


  12. Love this! That background is fabulous.


  13. Lovely card and what a fun background!


  14. beautiful card


  15. I just love the tulip stamp set front papertrey ink! I love, love, love!


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