Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Background Bits Host Stamps for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I am sharing the Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Host stamp set for our color challenge today.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits Host Set-Cardiology by Jari

We are playing with Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Black this week.

Color Challenge for Happy Innkin' Thursday Blog Hop


I started by stamping the splatter image from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Flirty Flamingo onto a Whisper White panel, near the center. (I stamped off twice, then onto the panel)  Then, I adhered panels of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper along the side and bottom of the stamped panel.  A length of Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Striped Ribbon was adhered with some Tear & Tape adhesive at the top of the black DSP and around to the back of the panel.


Stampin' Up! Background Bits Host Set-Cardiology by Jari


Using my Banner Triple punch, I punched one end of a panel of Emerald Envy Naturally Eclectic DSP and adhered it above the ribbon.  Next, I wrapped a length of Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the panel three times and tied a bow.

Using my Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Markers, I inked up the flower image stamp from the Background Bits Host stamp set, huffed on it several times and stamped it onto a panel of Whisper White.  (Huffing on it makes the ink moist again) I used my Layering Circle Framelits Dies to cut out the flowers and then mat it with a scalloped circle in Flirty Flamingo.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits Host Set-Cardiology by Jari

I wanted a fairly small sentiment, so I used the All Things Thanks stamp set.  It was die cut using the smallest banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  The banner was adhered with the small Stampin’ Dimensionals, then the circle art panel adhered to the card front with regular Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last step was to add the whole art panel to the Emerald Envy card base with more dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits Host Set-Cardiology by Jari

The bottom of the inside panel was stamped with another image from the Background Bits Host set in Flirty Flamingo, and Thank You was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  

A complete list of stamping supplies and card stock cuts are at the end of my post.


Ready for more inspiration?  Hop on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation for today: 

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ↵ you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card stock cuts in inches for the Background Bits Host Set card:

Emerald Envy  4 1/4 x 11

Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 art panel and inside (panel cut 2) ; 2 3/4 square for flower panel; scrap for banner

Pick a Pattern (Emerald Envy) 1 1/2 x 5 1/4

Pick a Pattern (Black Dotted) 1 1/2 x 4

Oh So Eclectic (Emerald Envy) 3/4 x 4

Flirty Flamingo 2 3/4 square for scalloped circle


Stampin’ Up! supplies to complete the project (click on any to go directly to my online store)


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Thanks for joining us today, let us know what you think!  See you next time….


  1. Amy Koenders | |

    Just beautiful Jari! Love your flowers and your mix of designer papers is perfect. Great design too! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy 🙂

  2. Mary | |

    So pretty, Jari!! I love the splatters of Flirty Flamingo – and that you made the focal point flowers with Background Bits – one of my fave stamp sets. Great layering and use of the challenge colors!! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Mary, they were a challenge this week! 🙂

  3. Sandi MacIver | |

    wow, what a lovely combo of designer paper together, you aced the color challenge with this card

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Sandi, glad you stopped by!

  4. JenniferE | |

    Pretty! Love the pps and stamps! Great card design!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!

  5. Shelagh Freemantle | |

    Wow…all the stops pulled out for this challenge. Love the spritz on the background and all the different DSP’s. Great job.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Shelagh! 🙂

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