1 stamp – 3 ways

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing 4 different looking cards using the same background stamp. I will demonstrate 3 different ways to work with a background stamp to get different results. You can use the same techniques with any background stamp you have on stash. I used the Poinsettia background stamp since it’s such a gorgeous design and it comes from the latest STAMPtember release.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

1. stamp and color

For the first technique all you have to do is stamp the background stamp and color with your favorite medium. I used my Altenew markers for that and then added a sentiment on top. It is a simple design but depending on the design it can be time consuming coloring everything. So this is not a card to mass produce but rather a card for someone special ! The sentiment is the SCRIPTY LET’S CELEBRATE Wafer Die again from the latest STAMPtember collection.

2. Heat emboss

For the second technique you can emboss the design using different colored embossing powders on various cardstock. You can get completely different looks this way and I share 2 cards with this technique.

For the first one I used antique gold embossing powder over red cardstock. I went for a traditional vintage look and here is the outcome

For the second card I went again with antique gold powder but this time over white cardstock. The two cards look different but they really are the same! This time I just die cut a sentiment to stick it on top and I was done. And you can see how I got a more modern look and feel on this card.

3. Stamp and cut

For the third technique I used only an area of the background. I stamped and colored only one poinsettia and then cut it out. This way you can create a focal point that you can pop on top of you card.

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today.  Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Simon Says Cling Stamp POINSETTIA…
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Simon Says Stamp SCRIPTY LET’S…
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Altenew Artists Markers RED SUNSET…
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Altenew Artists Markers RED COSMOS…
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Altenew PERMANENT BLACK Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew EMBOSSING Ink Pad ALT1979
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Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 | ARTEZA
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Altenew ANTIQUE GOLD Crisp Embossing…
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER GOLD Brush…
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Tonic GOLD PEARL Mirror Card Satin…
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Tonic CLOUD 9 Nuvo Dream Drops 1794n
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Tonic METALLIC BRIGHT GOLD Nuvo…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic FUNKY TAPE RUNNER 422E
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Clearsnap Colorbox FROST WHITE INK…
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Clearsnap Colorbox FROST WHITE REFILL…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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My Favorite Things A2 RECTANGLE STAX…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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12 Comments

  1. Diana W said:

    Beautiful designs! You always make things special.

    September 10, 2019
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  2. Karen Andrianatou said:

    Hi Vicky
    So lovely to see your latest post. Loved these beautiful designs from that background stamp. Very inspirational…looking forward to many more posts now that you are back in action,& kids back in school.

    September 10, 2019
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  3. Angela F said:

    All so very pretty, but the first one you colored its just amazing!! My son has been having surgery every week on his kidneys. Tomorrow we got back for #5, then Wednesday next week is hopefully our last surgery and he will be stone free and stints unstuck and replaced! Hope you had a wonderful August!!

    September 10, 2019
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  4. Debbie F. said:

    Love the different looks you got from the same stamp. All are different and unique and equally beautiful. Those reds you used are so vibrant, they scream Christmas and are so rich and beautiful. Thanks, Vicky.

    September 11, 2019
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  5. Sharon O said:

    Love your cards! All are lovely! I do have a question for you about keeping glue off the gold lettering in the ‘celebrate’ card. I like the look of the gold against the background but always manage to get some glue on the front of the gold paper. Do you have a tip for avoiding this or cleaning up the glue on the gold?

    September 11, 2019
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    • Vicky said:

      If you find you are messy with glue you can avoid it by using sprayadhesive or you can use double sided adhesive sheets on the paper before cutting. This way the sentiment will be a sticker. I just go with glue and I love nuvo deluxe because it allows me to apply just a bit and also dries clear… without leaving a shine.

      September 11, 2019
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  6. Mary W said:

    I love that you created variations of the same stamp. You effectively showed many ways and styles to use with only one stamp and is so helpful in stretching our supplies. The deep red and brown card is very different, gorgeous, and somehow old fashioned but not sure why. I LOVE that card and would never have thought about brown and red for Christmas without your stunning card to light the way!

    September 11, 2019
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  7. Henriëtte said:

    Wow Vicky, these cards are all awesome and got me inspired how to make some of my Christmas cards. Thank you so much for showing and have a wonderful day.

    September 11, 2019
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  8. Lagene said:

    GORGEOUS poinsettia cards! I especially love the one stamped on red cardstock!

    September 12, 2019
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  9. Joan said:

    WOW, it is amazing how you can create 4 cards with the same stamp! My favorite is the first one you made because I’m crazy about poinsettias and the more the merrier! And the coloring is awesome! Thanks so much, Vicky, for making such great videos! Some of the artists are not making videos any more, which is such a shame! Thanks again!

    September 12, 2019
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  10. These are all just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. You give us great inspiration!

    September 12, 2019
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