Background Stamps For Card Making + Kissing = WOW!!!!

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Today we are going to show you how to use background stamps for card making plus an easy kissing technique to make something that is going to Blow. Your. Minds! Read on to be WOW’d!

Hi there! Annie here again to talk a little bit about background stamps for card making. Like many of you, I have loads of pretty craft items…some that have never been used and others that never get put away because they’re so useful. Background stamps fall into the latter category in my craft room. I love how many different techniques and projects you can apply them to, so today, I wanted to share a couple of ways to get more out of these amazing tools and make a fun hanging planter window card in the process.

CREATING A UNIQUE BACKGROUND WITH STAMP KISSING

Stamp kissing is a fun and easy way to add texture and pattern to solid stamps. When I saw the new Graduated Horizontal Stripe Background Stamp, it reminded me so much of mini blinds…so I combined it with the Branch Shadow Background Stamp to create this unique image that looks like you’re peering out a window on a sunny day.

Here’s how to do this – don’t be scared! It’s actually easy!

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  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  • Place the cardstock on top of the “double-inked” stamp carefully and run your fingers around the surface to ensure a good transfer. Lift up the cardstock for the magical reveal!Rubbernecker Blog Hanging-Plants-Window-Card-by-Annie-Williams-Stamped-Background

    RIGHT????? Isn’t that just so amazing? Who would have thought that just one little smooch could lead to something so gorgeous? Think of the OTHER background stamps for card making you have around – what combos can you think of that would give you more of these beautiful backgrounds?

 

ANOTHER KISSING TECHNIQUE – ADDING TEXTURE TO DIE-CUTS

My other favorite way to use background stamps is give texture to intricate die-cuts. Because intricate die-cuts have such little surface area, even a bold background stamp will look completely different when stamped onto the surface. Here I’m using the Cheesecloth Background Stamp to give the Macramé Planters die-cuts a woven appearance.

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Just look at that detail – see what adding this tiny amount of texture does for these little cuties?

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DIECUTTING THE FLORAL PLANTERS

  • Take the pots that were die cut out of white cardstock in the previous step and apply Pumpkin Ink (Color Fuse Ink Set #2) all over with a blending brush.
  • Apply Cinnamon Ink (Color Fuse Ink Set #3) to just the edges of the pot die-cuts with a blending brush to create a dimensional terracotta planter.
  • Die cut peach, pink, and teal cardstock with the Small Flowers #3 die and shape them using a ball stylus.
  • Die cut a couple of shades of green cardstock with the Leaves and Greenery die.Rubbernecker Blog Hanging-Plants-Window-Card-by-Annie-Williams-Diecutting-Plants

 

CARD ASSEMBLY

  • Stamp a sentiment from the Frases en Espanol stamp set onto the stamped background panel with crisp black ink and adhere it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with tape runner.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and die cut a frame out using the largest die in the Inside Scallop Rectangles Die Set. Adhere on top of the background panel using strips of foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the rope hangers to the pots with liquid glue, then pop them up on top of the card front using foam adhesive.
  • Arrange the greenery and flowers in each pot and adhere down with strong liquid glue.
  • Add a drop of Vanilla Milkshake Vintage Drops to the center of each flower to finish them off.Rubbernecker Blog Hanging-Plants-Window-Card-by-Annie-Williams-Final

 

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I hope you enjoyed this fun project and thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Rubbernecker Stamps on Instagram or visit their Facebook Fan Group for tons of inspiration!

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3 thoughts on “Background Stamps For Card Making + Kissing = WOW!!!!

  1. Annie, this is a stunning card. Thank you for creating such a detailed tutorial using the stamp kissing technique. Your coloring on the pots and the plant and floral design is wonderful. I can’t wait to see more.

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