Hello friends! I’m sure all of us have at least a few background stamps in our stash. I always enjoy stretching my supplies and experimenting with new ways to use things. So, today I’m sharing 3 fun and unique ways to create with those background stamps!
This video was created for Simon Says Stamp, and first appeared on their blog.
This first technique is similar to watercolor stamping. I think we’ve all done a rendition of watercolor stamping with water reactive inks to give ourselves a “faux watercolor” effect… but have you ever tried this technique with actual watercolors?? The results I find are even more realistic and you also have a lot more control. This technique works best when used with a background stamp that has a lot of solid areas, like Simon’s exclusive Beachy Waves stamp.
An ink smooshed background always provides a lot of organic texture and color variations. But when you add some organic, multicolor tone on tone stamping over the top, the subtle design adds the perfect amount of interest … and is really quick and easy to do! I love using Oxide inks for this effect. It looks especially pretty with the Hero Arts Blowing in the Wind stamp.
It’s hard to “name” this technique, as it’s a unique twist to emboss resist… I feel like this double-whammy technique takes resist to the next level! When you clear emboss (or clear glitter emboss in my case), you end up trapping the inking under the embossing powder. Then take MORE ink and blend over the entire panel once more. The embossing powder naturally resists the ink and leaves you with a truly unique color array.
To keep the background the focus of this card, I went simple with decorating. I cut out the word “hi” from the Big Hi die by the Stamp Market and popped it up off the card with a supporting sentiment from our Moments of Grace stamp set. Sequins and paint splatters add embellishment.
Want to see all these background stamping techniques in action? Make sure you tune into the video at the top of this post to see how I created each one!
Thanks for stopping by today and spending time with me. I will be back again very soon with more inspiration to share!