Stretch your Background Stamps + Coloring

Hello and welcome back! Today I will give you a few new ideas of how to stretch your background stamps.

Supplies used:

  • White card base card stock
  • Black background card stock for each image
  • Foam adhesive
  • Tape Runner
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Heating Tool
  • Gold & Black Embossing Powder
  • Stamp: Center Cut Kaleidoscope (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Stamp: Center Cut Heart (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Sentiment Stamps: Sunshine & Love (GinaK), Wealth of Wishes (GinaK), Simply Sentiments (LawnFawn)
  • Copic Markers: RV10, RV13, RV14, BG10, BG13, BG39 and C1, C3, C5, RV09, RV06, RV02, BG18, BG15, BG32

Let’s start with a very simple card. I created this card with a background stamp that had a geometrical pattern. It is one of my favorite stamps since there is so much you can do with it.

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This stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and is called Center Cut Kaleidoscope. The center comes out of it, if you want to have a place for your sentiment. I decided to keep it whole because I wanted the background to be consistent and fully covered.

Additionally, I knew that I wanted to practice my shadow coloring with my alcohol markers, so my intent was to create an additional visual effect throughout the card. temp 23

To color the image, I used some of my favorite Copic combinations: RV10, RV13, RV14, BG10, BG13, BG39 and C1, C3, C5.

After fully coloring it, I cut the edges off and placed it on a piece of black card stock. Then I added some wink of stella on all of my pink color to give it some sparkle.

The sentiment was placed on a strip of foam to give it some dimension.

Here is a picture of the sparkle, which is really difficult to see on a photograph. It’s much prettier in person.

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I created three variations of this card. Here are all of them:

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Moving on to the next card, now we will think a little out of the box. Using your stamp, make sure you stamp the image multiple times and color it identically.

Once you have completed coloring all the images identically, cut some of the aspects of the background stamp out (maybe the ones that appear most obvious to you). See picture below for better explanation.

Now it’s time to assemble the pieces with adhesive foam on top of the main background piece. This adds dimension to the card and gives it something the eye can focus on. I also added glitter to one color of the background as you can see in the card below.

To complete the card, I used a sentiment from Gina K’s Wealth of Wishes stamp set and black embossing powder on a strip of vellum.

Here is the completed card:

I decided to use another background stamp I had to create a similar card as in my first example. Here I used the Center Cut Heart Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and Sentiments from Gina K’s Sunshine & Love kit with gold embossing powder. I placed it on black cardstock before placing it on the card base. Otherwise the card is straight forward.

Let me know if you have any questions on any of these cards. And thanks for joining me again. See you soon.

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