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more background basics: postmarks & framed out #3

Welcome to day 4 of the Papertrey Ink April release countdown! I ahev another card to share with you today that uses my new sets: Background Basics: Postmarks and Framed Out #3.

All of the new stamps sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on April 15th, 10PM EST, at Papertrey Ink.


I love it when I learn a new technique that I know I will turn back to again and again. I took an online class recently with Tim Holtz and learned so many techniques that I know will use again. It was fun to take one of the techniques I learned and actually use it this card project.

The postmarks image that is on the multi color squares was stamped with a white Distress Stain (Ranger.) The look reminds me of a bleach effect - so cool and perfect to use with images like the Background Basics: Postmarks set.

The multi colored background was created by using an ink blending tool to apply color to white cardstock. I used a combination of Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, and Dark Chocolate inks. I, of course, did this before I stamped the postmark image over the top of it.


I kept the frame and sentiment simple. Classic Kraft ink on kraft cardstock for the larger frame and Classic Kraft ink on white cardstock for the smaller. I did add a bit of postmark images to tie the sentiment piece to the rest of the card design.

Today Nichole & Maile are sharing more about the new Trendy Treetops set and my Framed Out #3 set.  MelissaMaileDawn, and Lexi will all have peeks with their new stamp sets on their blogs too.

See you back tomorrow for more!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Postmark Smiles Card

stamps: Background Basics: Postmarks, Framed Out #3

ink: Smookey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow

cardstock: white, kraft

other: Ripe Avocado & Ocean Tides buttons, Rustic Jute button twine, Framed Out #3 die, 1 3/8" square punch (EK Success), picket fence distress stain (Ranger)