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Card Background Ideas Roundup – Get Inspired!

Let’s end the month with a roundup of some of our most popular card background ideas! This month, we’ve shared some amazing tips and tricks in loads of fun card background ideas. We thought we’d share some of the more popular ones here in case you missed them! First, many of you were inspired to load up on our fabulous Color Fuse Ink after you saw this post – we are not at all surprised because all WE wanted to […]

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Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Cards – A Twofer!

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See how to use your handmade watercolor backgrounds for cards two ways! There are lots of ways to make watercolor backgrounds for cards and today Melinda is going to share an easy way to make not just a gorgeous background but double down on the design and make two cards from the results! Let’s get the steps from Melinda…. First, take a scrap of any fairly stiff piece of plastic packaging or a piece of acetate. PRO TIP: Flimsy material, […]

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Easy and Fun Gel Plate Background Tips!

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Extend the use of your background stamps with these gel plate background tips! Today we are super excited to learn some really useful gel plate background tips from Lisa – we just LOVE getting more out of our crafting sessions and supplies and these tips are going to get you both. Let’s dive in and follow along! First, Lisa made sure that she put her gel plate out over a protected surface – this can get a little messy! She […]

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A Very Cool DIY Greeting Card Background!

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Learn how to make a stunning DIY greeting card background! There are zillion ways to make a fun greeting card background perfectly suited to your project and this one from Annie just blew us away. Have you ever seen such a great mix of a modern, almost mysterious background combined with an adorable, focal element? We just love this juxtaposition of two styles and can’t wait to show you how she did it! To start on this card for teenage […]

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Die Cut a Stamped Background For a Cool Card Element!

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See how when you die cut a stamped background you can get an absolutely gorgeous quick and easy card! This awesome post shows that quick and easy cards can be off the chain gorgeous when you die cut a stamped background and pop it over a simple inked panel. This is one of the best “batch” card ideas we’ve seen and we are loving that just about any oversized die in combination with just about any background stamp can give […]

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Try An Emboss Resist Card Background!

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Check out our designer’s clever tip for making an emboss resist card background in a lot less steps! It’s really fun to make images “float” on an inked panel and today, with this quick and easy emboss resist card background, you can use a number of images in just one step. That’s right – ONE STEP! Let’s check out how Julie did it. First, Julie took a piece of white card stock and secured it in her stamp positioner. Then […]

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Distress Ink Backgrounds For Cards

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See one of our favorite realistic looking distress ink backgrounds for cards! There are loads of fun ideas for creating distress ink backgrounds for cards and this one we especially love because it really brings our Cobblestone Background stamp to life! Melinda saw a fun watercolor tutorial on creating a rock wall and decided to recreate that cool, shaded, mutli-color look using our stamp as a short cut. We think she nailed it! Let’s learn how to do this. Take […]

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One Background Stamp Many Ways!

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Come see how to use just one background stamp many ways with totally different looks! We love helping you get more use out of your products and today we are revisiting a post from about a year ago that shows you a terrific idea for how to use one background stamp many ways for completely different looks. We don’t know about you but having these reminders every now and then help us look at our goodies with fresh eyes! First […]

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A Pretty Tone on Tone Card Background!

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Use this idea for an easy tone on tone card background! Sometimes, a stamp does all the work for you as it does here with this super pretty tone on tone card background in two colors. We love the juxtaposition of this lemony yellow with the cool pale teal and the die cut flowers seeming to float over them. Let’s take a look at how Annie made this card for us today. First, she made her flowers using our Friend […]

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How To Create a Glitter Embossed Background

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Come see how to make a truly stunning glitter embossed background! Holy WOW – this glitter embossed background has us excitedly looking at our other background stamps and glitter embossing powder to see how many more of these gorgeous elements we can make! There is so much movement and detail and sparkle and it’s SO easy to do with any of our background stamps. Let’s check out how Jamie made this incredibly gorgeous card. First, and you pretty much always […]

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How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.   Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]

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Make Your Own Background Paper With Rubber Stamps!

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You’ve GOT to check out this video tutorial on how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps! In today’s fabulous installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is showing us some amazing examples of how to make your own background paper with rubber stamps. This Pattern Theory 101: Part 2 video is LOADED with fabulous tips so please get comfy and check it out and then we will take closer looks at the stunning cards! Here’s that first […]

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Alcohol Ink Techniques – Blending for Backgrounds

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Looking for new alcohol ink techniques? Read on for some great PRO TIPS! We love when our designers share fun new ways to use our goodies and today Lisa is sharing one of her super fun alcohol ink techniques to create this gorgeous background for this super fun card. Lisa says she loves combining sets from our store and had you said that our super popular Garden Gnomes would look so great with one of our new Easter sets we […]

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Watercolor Salt Painting on a Background

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Have you tried watercolor salt painting? You will after seeing this post! Watercolor salt painting sounds like it could be complicated but it’s a super simple technique and gives seriously cool effects! Today Melinda uses this fun technique on her mystical moonlit background and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here’s how Melinda made hers so you can get the basic idea. She started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to card front size and traced a […]

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Use Small Stamps To Make a Background!

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Today we have a super fun way to use small stamps to make a background for your cards with a VERY cool technique for making the images pop! This method of creating fun, custom backgrounds for your cards is easy to do and you will use this idea over and over for sure. Let’s let Carol show us how she did this so we can try it, too! First, stamp the coffee cups and brewer from our Coffee Set in […]

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Three Happy Winter Cards Using The Same Background Setup

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Today we are going to show you some great ideas for how to make three different Happy Winter cards using the same slimline base setup. These are a great example of how just changing up your decorative elements can change the whole vibe of a card. Let’s dive in! Our designer Jamie said she was initially inspired to use the Mr & Mrs. Gingerbread Die because while they sure are cute for Christmas, they can be used plenty of other […]

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How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds – VIDEO

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Hold onto your stamps, folks – today we have another Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video on how to use liquid watercolor to make the most stunning card backgrounds. Preeti is at it again with a simply stunning wintry nighttime galaxy background for her admiring forest friends. We can’t get over all the depth and color and light and just gorgeousness Preeti created using her liquid watercolors and we feel so grateful that she shared her techniques with us in a […]

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How to Choose Copic Marker Colors For Your Background Stamps

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Today our Copic QUEEN Michelle is going to help us figure out how to choose Copic marker colors using two of our background stamps as examples. Copic markers come in just about every single shade in the rainbow and choosing how to make them work together for artwork quality coloring can be daunting until you know some of the tricks. Michelle is so generous to share her particular magic with us! To start, Michelle suggests that you color through the […]

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Slimline Background Stamps for Christmas!

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Lately we’ve been seeing LOTS of questions out there about where to get slimline background stamps for Christmas. Well, at Rubbernecker, of course! We currently have one in the store and it is selling like gangbusters. Today, we are going to show you an example of WHY – this project by our design team member Lisa is a KNOCKOUT! Lisa says, “They are cool whether you color the whole image using markers, pencils, or watercolor or even if you leave […]

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Color Burst Background How-Tos!

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Today Michelle is showing us how to create a color burst background – two actually! – to add some serious visual interest to our card making projects with not a whole lot of work! We LOVE short cuts to fabulousness and when there is a product that can make that happen, we are even happier! Her first card is a fun, dreamy landscape scene for which her color burst background is mainly blues with just a touch of yellow. PRO […]

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Joseph’s Coat Technique On A Slimline Background

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Today we are SO excited to share the beautiful Joseph’s Coat technique on a slimline background thanks to our talented designer, Annie. Annie has taken one of our brand new slimline background stamps and added her own SUPER clever twist on creating that lively multi-color look you get with the Joseph’s Coat approach. Let’s take a look at how she did it! First up, her Halloween background: First, she cut a panel of white cardstock to fit her card base […]

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