Getting more out of your Background Stamps with Alanna

 Hi friends! Alanna here and I'm thrilled to be on the Whimsy blog today sharing two cards with you today using a fun technique to help you get more out of your background stamps. 

For this technique, you will need any background stamp (I used red rubber but I'm thinking photopolymer would work as well), water based markers, and a stamp positioning tool. 

For my first card, I started with the awesome Chevron Background stamp and my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I took one marker at a time and added color to one line of chevrons. I didn't bother cleaning off the residual ink from the previous lines I'd already colored. I just kept working my way down.

 I pressed down my Misti and then if I decided I needed a bit more color or if I didn't get as good of an impression as I wanted, I added more color and repeated the process.

The results will end up in more of a water colored look and won't be super precise as you can see by my finished card but it is a super fun technique and is a great way to get more mileage out of a large background stamp like this. You are essentially creating your own patterned paper.

To finish off my first card, I built my sentiment from the Fantabulous set. This set is such a fun and unique set with so many awesome words. I finished off the card with some silver gems.

For my second card, I did the same exact using 5 different colors of markers. I used the brand new Dainty Daisies Background rubber stamp. I love how this turned out. 

I added color to each flower individually, stamped the image down onto my white card stock using my Misti and then added color to a flower next to the one I had just colored and so on and so on.

I finished the card by die cutting the new Best Friend Word die two times from white card stock and then once from a pool colored card stock. I stacked them together for added dimension. I then die cut a piece of white card stock using one of the fun Envelope Edger dies. I love the fun stitching details these add.

I adhered the die cut panel to the bottom of my stamped panel and then adhered my die cut sentiment. I finished off the card by stamping the Forever part of the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock. It is from the Gnome Friends stamp set.

I mounted my stamped panel onto a piece of cream card stock and then finished the card with some cream pearls.

I hope I've given you some ideas of how you can change the look of your background stamps. If you give this technique a try, leave a comment below. I'd love to check it out.

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  1. These are beautiful Alanna and that is a really great technique.
    love from <3


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