Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sketch to play with this week and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s the sketch…

I’ll be honest here, folks – I spent a fair bit of time sitting at my craft table trying to figure out what the heck to do with this one.  It for sure wasn’t one of those that I “saw” as soon as I looked at the sketch.  But – I finally decided to use the new Background Bits Host stamp set in the new Annual Catalog.  And I paired it up with some of the new Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

Once I sort of got a picture in my head, it went together pretty quickly.  I started by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Tranquil Tide mat for the card front.

The bottom square of my stack is a piece of the Dapper Denim paper in the Color Theory DSP Stack, cut with a Stitched Shapes square die and matted on a scalloped edge Tranquil Tide square, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s SNAILd to the card front.

For the angled panel, I stamped the floral background image in the Background Bits stamp set in Tranquil Tide twice on a piece of Whisper White and then cut it out with my trimmer.  I sponged the edges in Dapper Denim and then adhered it over the layered square with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the single flower image from Background Bits twice in Basic Black Archival Ink on another piece of Dapper Denim paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack and then cut it with a Stitched Shapes circle die.  I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle and then popped it over the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final layer is my sentiment.  I inked the sentiment from Background Bits in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of the same paper as my art circle.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I snipped one end in a banner and then, to mimic a mat, I sponged the edges of the banner with Dapper Denim.  It’s adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a few Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Background Bits in Dapper Denim on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Across the bottom, I stamped the multiple flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I used my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the white accents in the flowers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Basic Black Background Bits flowers (colored in with Dapper Denim) across the front…

…and then I added more of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It took me a minute to come up with an idea, but once I got rolling…I really like how clean and simple it turned out.  Background Bits is a lovely little stamp set – available exclusively with Stampin’ Rewards!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! 

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 


The Background Bits stamp set and Color Theory DSP will be available on 1 June!  Tranquil Tide ink and card stock is available right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!


Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premier Eastern Palace bundle!!): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ Scallop square (mat for Color Theory DSP panel); 2 1/2″ Scallop circle (mat for art focal circle)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Background Bits-stamped strip on front)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June): 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes square (DSP square on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art circle); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! I love the denim and black color combination. Great design! 🙂

  2. Ok, you, me and Amy were thinking similarly this week! How funny is that?! I love your take on the set, with the beautiful blues! That floral background stamp for the angled panel is so pretty, I wanted to use it, too, but didn’t! Love it!! 🙂

    • It IS funny – cuz I thought for sure I’d be the only one!! Thanks so much, Jari – I’m loving this set!! 🙂

  3. The whole team did a fantastic job interpreting the sketch and everyone’s was unique. Loved hopping today. I have my eye on that host stamp set.

  4. So pretty! What a great blog hop! I’m so glad to have so many great examples with this stamp set now, lol!

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