Hello There Card + Wide Stripe Background Stamp Tips!

Hi all!

One of my favorite new stamps from the Spring 2014 release is the Wide Stripe Background. I’ve wanted a stamp like this for ages! Of all the things I wanted to use the background for, today’s card features the one I was most excited about.

The stripes on the stamp are very even, with the stripes being the same size as the gap in the stripes. This makes it possible to stamp a complete alternating colored background…


Because it’s a very solid stamp, the drying-back property of the Simon Says Stamp inks really contribute to a solid, even stamping. For this card I used Green Apple and Green Leaf inks. :)

I also got to throw in a new color of cardstock from the Spring 2014 release: Doll Pink Cardstock. Such a pretty pink!

Anyhow, be sure to watch the video for some additional tips on stamping with the Wide Stripe Background stamp. :)


  1. I love the green colors. It’s very spring-like, and a much welcome thought after yet another snow-storm in my area.

    My favorite part is the doodle bits. They’re such a unique personal touch and they bring a playfulness to the card.

    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  2. Hi Kristina, Fab card & video. I love the new wide stripe stamp. Thanks for showing us how to line it up to create two stripe colors. Being rubber I wasn’t quite sure how you were going to achieve this. Theresa x

  3. I, too, love that wide stripe stamp. Fun to see how different people are using it. I started to look for the white outline stamp before I realized you drew it on. So cute, Kristina!

  4. Ooooh I love this card and I love this wide stripe stamp. I, too, was looking for the doodle outline stamp and after I saw the video realized you had drawn it, awesome job.

  5. Can I hand draw something on a card? I don’t know but after seeing your video and this simple but adorable card, I think I must try! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Great card! Your doodled frame you made is so cute it should be made into a stamp. :) love it. Thanks for the video.

  7. This card is so much fun I love what you did with this bg stamp clever the white border really makes it pop have a great day!

  8. Thank you Kristina. I love wide stripes and now with this stamp, there are so many possibilities. Your ‘doodling’ on the card looks fabulous.

  9. Love the new wide stripe stamp. The card you made with the two colors of ink very pretty. The little pop of pink in the heart, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  10. OMG – what a cute border frame. Do I feel a new stamp in the offing???? You are so creative and that stamp would be SO FUN – complete with the little dots! I am going to try my hand at doing that! Thanks for sharing – you are SO CREATIVE!!!! And I love stripes!!!

  11. Love the card Kristina. I ordered those stamps last week, so I can’t wait to get them and try them out. I love that you showed us how to add the doodling :)

  12. Just LOVE the background stamp. I have it on my pintrest wish list. Love the both green color inks.
    Great video as always. Tank you.

  13. What a wonderful card especially all the tips you used in the video. I really love this stamp too and it is on my wish list. The new SSS inks have a lot of great colors in them.

  14. Wow Kristina! Awesome! When I looked at the pick I just assumed you had stamped one green over a different green card stock. I love the result of your stamping.

  15. OMG Kristine your card is so beautiful and when I looked at your card I was so taken by what I thought was all stamping until I saw your video and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. First off you didn’t stamp the stripes just once…wow what you did was amazing I so want this stamp and then to only find out the what part wasn’t stamping at all but your doodling skills and girl you sure do have doodling skills I mean you are good REALLY GOOD and it was so fun to watch your magic in action. What a fun and awe inspiring video. Thanks girl for what you do and how you do it thanks for sharing.

  16. Amazing card and I love that it was CAS. The wide stripes background stamp will offer a lot of versatility and the use of many different color combinations. The hand drawn scrollwork and doodling on your card makes it so fun – it automatically puts a smile on your face. Thank you for the great and informative video.

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