Hi! Do you have any background stamps and you can’t think what to do with them?! Today I am sharing 5 ways to use background stamps with fun techniques. For all my examples I used the Pretty Peonies Background stamp from the latest release by SimonSaysStamp.
I link to everything I used at the end of this post as well as share an exclusive 10% coupon code for shopping at Arteza.com.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
1. stamp and color
For coloring my card I used the Arteza Real Brush Pens ( ARTZ | SSS ). Loved how easy it is to blend them on watercolor paper and how vibrant the colors look when you don’t add water. This card design works with any background stamp, just use your favorite medium to color and go for it. It’s a little time consuming and maybe hard to the eyes coloring all those details but take your time. It’s fun and relaxing and everyone says it’s therapeutic!
2. gold heat embossing
Another way to use a background stamp is to emboss it with gold or silver embossing powder. Usually background stamp designs are quite intricate and they will end up looking like lace! Perfect for anniversary or wedding cards. Simple elegance!
3. pop up a part of the stamp
For this card design I stamped the image with a pale ink color to create by card background. I then stamped it one more time with black ink so that I could color and cut out only a flower. This way you create a focal point that you can pop on your card that matches your background! The flower is again dolored with my Arteza real brush pens, but this time I used water and that’s how I achieved a solfer look!
4. emboss resist
You can never go wrong with emboss resist! Stamp with Versamark and emboss with white and they use your favorite color combo on inks to do some blending! One of my favorite techniques of all times… never get bored of it and it always turns out gorgeous!
5. alcohol lift ink
supplies & coupon code
I have an exclusive 10 % OFF coupon code for shopping at Arteza.com. Use the code VickyPapaioannou1 at checkout! The code is valid until 10th of April and works on both their USA and European website!
Below you can find a list with all the products used today and I also link to more background stamps that would work great with the techniques above. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.