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Penny Black Simplicity: Mimi’s Birthday Cards with Stamped Background

by May Park-


Hi, crafty friends! Today’s card is one I did for the Penny Black Simplicity blog last March, but I wanted to share it here also. It shows how to create stamped background with various word stamps.


For my card, I started by stamping the girl image from Happy Days in black and color it with Copic markers. Then I die cut a circle out of sticky note and place it over the card front. Next, I stamped the words from Happy Days, Friendship, Snippets, Sprinkles, and Smiles using a variety of colors. After that, I added some shimmer on the girl’s bow using glitter marker.


I’m not an expert when it comes to coloring, but I love how my colored image turned out. 🙂


I made another card using same technique but slightly different design. I really love the simple and neutral look of this stamped background. What do you think?


Hope you loved my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Penny Black Products Used30- 277 Happy Days30-160 Friendship30-283 Snippets30- 297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Additional Products: Neenah Cardstock (Solar White), Memento Ink(Tuxedo Black), Various Pigment Inks, Copic Sketch Markers, Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Marker


  1. Shelly

    Oh, these are sooo sweet!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  2. Deepti Stephens

    Wow! Super sweet cards, May.

    21 . Jul . 2015
  3. Kathy H

    Wonderful cards May!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  4. Miriam Prantner

    Wonderful sentiment backdrop and I love your coloring!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  5. Laura P.

    Hi May! I love both cards and would love to try this myself! You are the queen of backgrounds and I am inspired to use my new Life Is Beautiful blog hop prize to use the little images and some mixed words to create a “May” card! I really am drawn to the second card with the soft, neutral colors because it is so unique!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  6. hazelhodgkins

    I LOVE this technique! These cards look amazing May!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  7. Carol

    I love these cards. The many greetings and wishes stamped in pale colors make a great background and the more vibrant colors of the cake and little girl make a perfect focal point. Great design. I have to try this!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  8. Celeste Goff

    Such cute birthday cards! I love them both!

    21 . Jul . 2015
  9. Judy M

    These are the cutest birthday cards! I especially like the girl holding the cake!!

    21 . Jul . 2015

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