Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I’m sharing a sneak peek of the Host set, Background Bits, from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog today.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits-Cardiology by Jari


Here is our sketch

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop sketch challenge

I started by adhering a panel of Color Theory DSP (available June 1st) onto a panel of Old Olive card stock.  Next, I cut a scalloped square panel from Delightful Daisy DSP (available June 1st) and adhered it to the Old Olive panels with liquid glue.  I stamped the script image stamp from Background Bits onto a panel of Whisper White, stamping off once each time to lighten the Old Olive ink a little.  That panel was adhered directly to the front with more liquid glue.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits-Cardiology by Jari

Next, I used the ink to rubber method (color directly on the stamp with Stampin’ Write markers) on the flowers and stems, using Old Olive and Calypso Coral inks.  The flower grouping was die cut with a Layering Circle Framelit and framed with a Calypso Coral Scalloped Circle.

Versa Mark ink and White Emboss Powder were used for the sentiment and then heat embossed.  I used my Banner Triple Punch to punch one end, added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel and adhered it to the circles.  Finally, I popped the sentiment/art panel onto the Old Olive Layers with dimensionals, then added that whole panel to my Calypso Coral card base with more dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Background Bits-Cardiology by Jari

The ink to rubber method was used again for the flower and stem, but for the sentiment and bottom stamp trim, I just stamped the Old Olive regularly.  

*Card stock cuts and a complete list of stamping supplies needed to create this card are at the end of the post.

Don’t you just love the images in Background Bits?  Remember, it is a new Host Exclusive Set available June 1st.

Stampin' Up! Background Bits


Time to hop on over to Kristi’s blog and see what she has created for today.  

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Here is our team:

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 Background Bits

Calypso Coral base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2; scalloped circle 2 3/4 square; banner strip 3/4 x 4

Old Olive panels (cut 2 )  4 x 5 1/8

Color Theory  DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Delightful Daisy DSP 3 1/4 square

Whisper White circle 2 3/4 square; front stamped panel 1 1/2 x 3 3/4; inside panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8


Stampin’ Up! Products needed to complete card:


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  1. Amy Koenders | |

    We did have the same card and stamp set in our heads again, didn’t we?? Looks like Mary went that same route too. 🙂 Love your colors, the little script stamped panel on the background is the perfect touch!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Too funny! Thanks, Amy 🙂

  2. Mary | |

    Okay – between you, me and Amy, we really covered the Background Bits, didn’t we? I love what you did with it, Jari! Just beautiful! Isn’t that script background awesome!?! Gorgeous card! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Yes, it is hilarious to me! Thanks, Mary, I love what you did with your background, too!

  3. Natalie Lapakko | |

    This really is a great stamp set for this sketch! I’m glad that there are three such great examples! All are beautiful! Lol!

    • Jari Francis | |


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