Monday, January 9, 2012

Backgrounds for So Much More!

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all! 

 My name is Stephanie and I am going to show you another way to use your background
stamps today!  Here at SP & Company Stamps we have such wonderful
stamps from sentiments to images and backgrounds.  I love them all! 
Here are the products we will be using today!
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Kraft and Vanilla
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Origins
Dye Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters and Tea Dye
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Flowers:  Prima
Embroidery floss:  DMS
Buttons:  Unknown
Corner punch:  Fiskars
Adhesive:  Zots Small and 3D

Step 1: 
Make card base with Kraft cardstock 4.25" x 5.5"
Cut vanilla cardstock to 4" x 5.25"
Use round corner punch on bottom of both.  Set aside.

Step 2:
Use Shabby Shutters Distress Dye Ink with Circletastic Background Stamp to stamp bottom edge of vanilla cardstock.  This will make a nice background edge to add to.  Set aside.

Step 3:
Cut two different pattern papers--one to 2" x 5.25" and the other 1.5" x 5.25"
Layer these on top of vanilla cardstock next to stamped background.
Attach with adhesive.
Step 4:
Use VersaMagic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink to distress edges of  card and base.
Attach base to card and set aside.
Step 5: 
Take your plain flowers and use the background stamp on them to give them some character.
I used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on the light green flowers and used Tea Dye Distress Ink on the Dark Green flowers.  This adds texture to an otherwise plain, flat flower.
Step 6:
Attach small flowers to middle of larger flowers with small Zots adhesives.
Run vanilla embroidery floss through button holes and tie and attach to middle of flower.
Now you have textured, fun flowers.
Step 7:
Stamp sentiment using Bold Sentiments 1 Stamp Set on vanilla cardstock and use corner punch.
Use Jumbo Java chalk ink to distress.
Attach to rectangle of pattern paper. 
Now you have all the elements to finish your card.
Step 8:
Attach sentiment in lower right hand corner with 3D Zots so it will stand out.
Attach flowers by nesting them around sentiment and attaching with 3D Zots also.
This will give them dimension along with their texture.

I hope I have inspired you to try to use background stamps in different ways to jazz up you projects. 

Background stamps aren't just for backgrounds anymore!

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  1. Love the stamped flowers. It really makes them so much more interesting on your pretty card and a nice twist with the matching design stamped on the card.
    Thanks for sharing the fun technique! :)

  2. Great card. I like the color combo and the stamoing on the flowers!

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for the reminder about being able to stamp on the flowers. I always forget about that and tend not to use my plain flowers sometimes 'cause they look so boring. Off to see what stamps I want to stamp my flowers with...TFS!