Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards. Video

Hello friends! Welcome back for another episode from my monthly video tutorial for Papertrey Ink from the “In The Studio with Yana” video series. I am sharing video tutorials for Papertrey Ink on the 24th of each month on their blog and later repost them here, on my blog; you can catch previous episodes here.

I am all about creating unique backgrounds for my projects and I love to use small individual stamps for this. You can definitely use background stamps for stamping backgrounds and I like doing that as well, but I also love to play with smaller stamps and see what unique and one of a kind backgrounds I can make.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Today I am using a fun stamp set called Medallion Trio from Papertrey Ink for my stamping. The reason I picked this set over other sets from my stash is because of the uniquely shaped solid filler images that are used to add color to the parts of the medallion. These looked like fun shapes to me and I wanted to try using them to create simple linear patterns for my cards. Watch video tutorial below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Before we get started I wanted to mention a few things that make stamping backgrounds like these a much easier task. Clear block with printed or etched grid lines is a good tool to have as well as a surface with printed grid lines (cutting mat or paper pad) is a must.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

If you are stamping a random background (like this one I shared some time ago) and don’t have a specific placement in mind you don’t need to have these things, but for the backgrounds we are making today is it useful to have tools that let you space the images out evenly.

If you don’t have either of those you can use a pencil and a ruler and add a faint grid to your paper – simply measure the size of your image, figure out the spacing and add the grid directly onto the paper. Once you are done stamping and the ink has had a bit of time to dry you can erase the lines with a pencil eraser.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

Every time when I plan to stamp something like this I like to practice on a piece of scrap paper – I use printer paper and not my good white cardstock and I just stamp the idea out. If it works – I than transfer it onto my specialty cardstock.

I used just the images labeled “A” from my stamp set and worked mostly with the largest elements.

The larger the element you use the less times you need to stamp it onto your paper to fill the entire background.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

I used Lovely Lady and Raspberry Fizz ink colors for the first background. I placed my paper on my cutting mat making sure to center it according to the grid lines on the mat to help me align my stamping. I also centered the images I was using on my clear blocks.

I assigned each shape its own color of ink and started stamping from the center of my panel out alternating the images and therefore the colors of ink. Once my first column was finished I started working on the 2nd and 3rd one and I offset them to add movement and interest to this background.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

If you are finding it difficult to come up with pattern ideas it is helpful to look at various patterns in everyday life. A planner cover, a cup, a blanket, carpet, shower curtain – all these things and more can have a printed pattern on them; take a closer look at that pattern, see how and in what way the elements are repeating themselves and than take that observation to your craft room and see if you can recreate that pattern with your stamps and inks. I often look at various patterns in my home and also online and I save the ones I like the most for inspiration.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

Once you have your background pattern stamped there are many ways it can be used on a card. I did some very simple stamping and heat embossing to create sentiments.

I went with Fruit Salad and Blooming Cute stamp sets to create sentiments for these. I also embellished these cards using clear droplets and I wanted to show you two different embellishing options  – for my pink card I followed the rule of a triangle and placed droplets around the sentiment forming that visual triangle. But for the green card I followed my stamped pattern and added a droplet onto every stamped element accentuating my stamping.

Papertrey Ink | Simple Linear Stamped Patterns for Everyday Cards with Medallion Trio stamp set. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #handmadecard #patternstamp #papertreyink

Have fun stamping!  

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

PTI Medallion Trio Stamp Set
PTI Medallion Trio Stamp Set
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PTI Fruit Salad Sentiments Stamp Set
PTI Fruit Salad Sentiments Stamp Set
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PTI Bloomin
PTI Bloomin’ Cute Stamp Set
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PTI Perfect Match Lovely Lady - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Lovely Lady – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Olive Twist - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Olive Twist – Inkpad
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Papertrey Ink Stamper
Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets)
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Simon Says Stamp Large Grid Pad
Simon Says Stamp Large Grid Pad
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Altenew Acrylic Block Set
Altenew Acrylic Block Set
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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4 Comments

    1. So cool. I have the stamp set and wouldn’t never that thought to use it this way.

    1. Thank you Yana for this fabulous idea. I am trying to make my own background paper as much as possible this year to say to save the pennies and because I have quite a lot of DSP to use up. I intend to look through my stash of stamps and find some that can be used for patterned backgrounds, Thank you for the ideas. :O)

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