Hello friends! This is Yana.
For my today’s post I wanted to show 3 different ways to do quick background stamping for simple one- and multi-layer cards. I adore stamping patterns that cover the entire background of an A2 card front (or a bigger card), but sometimes, some patterns take too much time and effort to create. In cases like this, I like to fill just a part of the background with stamping.
I used the Watercolored Anemones stamp set for my background stamping. You might remember my very first post here where I shared a Mother’s Day card using this set plus a technique that shows how to get more out of your inks using a white pigment pad. That card, just like the 3 projects I am sharing today, is a good example of a partially filled background.
For my first project I covered the entire front of an A2 card with beautiful stamped flowers. I used several colors of ink for my stamping - Miami Spice, Sweet Nectar, Flamingo, Shell Pink, Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato, Sea Breeze, Ocean Drive and Coconut Husk. Instead of greens I used aqua for the leaves and instead of black I went with dark brown for the flower centers.
To create a second project, I re-stamped the same pattern but kept the bottom left corner free from any stamped impressions. If you look closely you’ll notice I didn’t “re-invent the wheel” but simply stamped a portion of an already existing pattern to create a background for the second project.
And finally for my third card I took one of the floral clusters and placed it in the bottom middle section of a card front. You can also have it at the top middle or on either sides for a clean and simple look.
All 3 of these projects use sentiments from the Valentine Wishes stamp set. I stamped them using black ink and added a die cut banner stamped in Sweet Gelato for a pop of hot pink.
To finish these I adhered clear droplets in two sizes scattering them around the front of each card.
Have fun stamping!
For your convenience, here is a list of featured supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.
|Wplus9 Watercolored Anemones Clear Stamps Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Valentine Wishes Stamp Set Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Valentine Wishes Designer Dies Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Coconut Husk Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Miami Spice Dye Ink Shop at: WP9|
|WPlus9 Sweet Nectar Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Flamingo Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink Shop at: WP9|
|Wplus9 Sea Breeze Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine Shop at: SC | AZ||Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad Shop at: SSS||Simon Says Stamp Vellum Shop at: SSS|
|Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets Shop at: SSS | AZ||Sakura Quickie Glue Pen Shop at: SSS | AZ||Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small) Shop at: SSS||Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium) Shop at: SSS||Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive Shop at: SSS | AZ|
|Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board Shop at: SSS | SC | AZ||Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang Shop at: SSS|