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Stamp your own background for Card Making

Welcome to today’s blog – Today I show you how to stamp your own background for card making

Thanks for visiting today. I have two tutorials rolled into one today, the first I show you how to stamp your own background for card making, the second I show you the four cards I made from the stamped background.

I always have fun when I stamp my own backgrounds. When I don’t feel creative enough to make a card, I turn to stamping. Not only do you get great results but it is therapeutic too.

I used various colours for my background and four colours that I mixed and matched for my card bases and matt layers.

My stamping colours were Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and So Saffron. My card bases and matts were Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Basic Black. I alternated each of the colours – but the main thing is…. they all co-ordinate beautifully with the stamped images.

So this is the stamped background, I used one of the DSP’s from the suite as inspiration.

Here is a gallery view of the four cards made from one stamped sheet of A4.

Now, I started off kind of directional with my stamping but soon started to randomly stamp my images. It works really well.

The stamp sets I used were both from the Peaceful Poppies Suite – they are Painted Poppies which I used for stamping my background and Peaceful Moments that I used for the sentiments.

Instructions and Measurements:

Card Base and Layers
Card base is 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
Matt Layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″
DSP Layer 3 5/8″ x 5 1/2″

Card One – Blackberry Bliss Base with Mossy Meadow Matt Layer. In this card I decided to stamp on a spare piece of whisper white card the sentiment that reads “Thinking of you with all my heart”. I used the pretty label punch and some of the crumb cake / white Linen ribbon (from our Magnolia Lane Suite) with Basic Rhinestone Jewels to finish off.


Card Two – Mossy Meadow Base with Blackberry Bliss Layer. In this card I decided on a rectangular shaped sentiment layered section. I stamped “Congratulations” in mossy meadow and layered in the same colour. I had a little scrap piece of our silver trim ribbon (retired) that I cut in half and glued to the back of each side of the sentiment section. I didn’t have enough ribbon to go the full length, this is handy to know if you only have small pieces – you can still use them wisely.


Card Three – Basic Black Base with Poppy Parade Layer. This card sentiment was even more simpler and easier than the previous two cards. One scrap piece of paper, trimmed down a tiny bit, stamped on with “Life is better with a friend like you” sentiment and I added two small basic rhinestone jewels to the “i” in the words life and friend.


Card Four – Poppy Parade Base with Basic Black Layer. Pulling out my handy punches I punched out a 2 1/4″ circle in basic black and added a 2″ punched circle to it with the sentiment “Wishing you every happiness this special day with bring” and added one black rhinestone jewel (retired sorry – I don’t want to waste them).


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