Good morning, all!
I’ve always enjoyed stamping my own backgrounds for my cards and today I will share a quick way that you can use to make your own customized backgrounds.
The stamp set that I am using for today’s project is from Simon Says Stamp and it is called Wild Beauty. It has all these small flowers, both the outline and the solid stamps and what is great about this set is that you can color the flowers either by using your inks and the coordinating stamp or simply stamp the outlines and color with your preferred coloring medium. So versatile!
I picked out some of the flowers and arranged them onto a long acrylic block. I then started stamping at an angle and repeated the same process untill I had all my background filled. I also flipped the block and stamped the flowers upside down, just to add a bit of movement to my pattern. By using this method you can save up a lot of time and just get the right positioning of the elements you are using within seconds, without worrying that you’re not going to display the stamps and fill in the spaces as you wish.
Once I had all the flowers stamped, I used the solid stamps and my inks to color them up.
I am pretty excited today, as I managed to swatch my inks and I have to admit that this was the best organizing step that I ever did for my supplies. For this card it took me seconds to pull out the inks that matched without having to stamp on scraps to see which color goes with each color. I used to waste a lot of time before, by trying to match the right colors and often I just gave up using colored inks. Now I know I will use them more, as it is so much easy with having them all swatched! 🙂
Next I used the SSS Smile die to cut a window at the center of my card and glued a pink punched circle at the back. I then used the Smile die cut to layer it on top of the die cut window. The two little banners on my card were cut using a die from Studio Calico that I have since like forever and used one of the greetings from the stamp set on one of the banners.
For my card base I picked the kraft Neenah cardstock and to finish all off, I just added a bit of twine on the edge of the card and tied it into a bow.
I had so much fun creating this background and will for sure make more of these with different colored inks. Now I will enjoy my inks so much more, lol!:)
You can watch the how-to video down below or HERE if you want to check it over at my Youtube channel.
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