Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Script Background, Part 2

My. Favorite. Layout. 

Card Size 6.25" x 3.5"

Three items, lined up, sentiment underneath. Lots of white space. I used to use this layout a LOT on standard A2 cards, but after discovering these shorter, longer envelopes at Marco's, I decided it looks even better on a shorter, longer card.

These squares are one inch. I stamped the background on a scrap three times, added the bugs and bird from Antique Engravings (Hero Arts) in Archival cobalt, stamped some speckles in Archival sky blue with an old StampinUp Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp, and finally punched the squares out. After running the edges of the squares over an Archival coffee inkpad, I popped them up, added the sentiment, and YAY!

My. Favorite. Layout.

I said that already, didn't I?

It bears repeating.

Note that smaller backgrounds like this Hero Arts script background can be made smaller. This has, of course, the advantage of leaving more room for white space. In my world, more white space is more better. 

More better. That's gooder English, you know.

I'm tired and going to bed before I get any sillier. 

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and sleep,

stamps: Hero Arts background, Antique Engravings; Clear and Simple sentiment; StampinUp Itty Bitty Backgrounds
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Archival sky blue, cobalt, coffee; Hero Arts soft granite
accessories: dimensionals, 1" square punch


  1. Gah, this is gorgeous! My eyes lit up when I clicked through to the post and saw the image. The colors are just lovely, but the layout—! Oh, I have to CASE this. I'm going to have to get my hands on the Antique Engravings set, too; my grandmothers love butterflies and my mother loves hummingbirds, and these are just so pretty.

    Speaking of getting my hands on things, I recently got a pack of Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select White, since you've sung its praises, and I'm loving it. So much sturdier and whiter than what I've had from office supply stores. There's no going back now.

    1. You're right. There is no going back once you've used truly wonderful white card stock!

      So glad you like the card and hope you'll share your CASE!

    2. It took me longer to get decent photographs than it did to create the card, but here it is at last. Thanks for inviting me to share it!

  2. And your secret for lining up these great squares is....?????? No matter how hard I try, one seems to end up a bit wonky. Drives me nuts.

    1. Sorry to be seeing this so late, Marilyn. I made a similar card (four squares in the center) for my stamping class but didn't want them to struggle with alignment. I made a template out of a study piece of cardstock by measuring where the squares (inchies, in my case) should go, and then I literally punched one-inch squares out of the template. My guests could lay the template down on the card front and place their squares inside, perfectly aligned. All of them commented on the template and said they would make their own for making cards at home.

    2. Marcia, you are a GENIUS! What a great idea. I usually use my quilting ruler but your method would be so much easier.


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