This custom stamped background with small stamps is PERFECT to use with large sentiment stamps!
When we first saw this card, we honestly thought we had forgotten one of the patterns from our Paper Pads. When we dove into the post to learn more, we saw that Carol had created this custom stamped background with small stamps as the perfect setting for two of our script and shadow die sets.
You’ve just got to soak up this whole post because Carol not only shares her tips to creating this breathtaking look, but she’s sharing her awesome trick for creating shadows that POP those flowers off the page. Let’s get right into it!
Here are Carol’s own words:
- This technique will be very easy and fast using a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI but if you don’t have one, this can totally be created using stamp blocks!
- Beginning in the center of an A2 white card stock panel, arrange the floral stamps near the center. Try to keep the spacing between each stamp about the same.
- Pick up the stamps with the stamping tool’s door.
- Here’s a photo showing my first arrangement of the stamps:
- Stamp this first grouping with Copic marker safe ink.
- Wipe the ink off your stamps, then take them off of the MISTI door.
- Choose several stamps to arrange around the stamped images, keeping that same distance for continuity.
- Repeat the inking and stamping.
- Be sure to let some of the stamps go off of the edges, like this:
- Use Copic markers, or any other coloring medium you choose, to color the flowers.
- Here is a photo showing the Copic markers I used for my coloring:
- When you are finished coloring, use the largest Nested Deckle Rectangle die to cut out the panel.
- After I die cut the image, I realized what was missing! It was shadows around each flower to add that extra bit of depth. I used C3, C1, and C00 to color around each stamped image. You can see the difference in the photos of the finished card!
- Adhere the floral panel to an A2 card base.
- Next die cut the shadows of the Birthday Script w/Shadow and Happy Script w/Shadow from 80# white card stock.
- Die cut the script portion of the two dies three times. Use liquid glue to adhere the layers of each word together.
- Don’t lose the die cut tittles for the “i” (the dots of the i)!
- You also get a glimpse at the huge mess I make sometimes! Haha!
- Use Copic marker RV04 to color the top layer of the two words. Glue them to their corresponding die cut shadows. Add foam tape to the back of the sentiments.
- Before adhering the sentiments to the card, use gel pens to add green and yellow to the flowers’ stamens.
- Adhere the sentiments. Add some bling around the flowers as shown.
It’s us again. Is that not just SO gorgeous? And Carol makes it all look so easy so we really hope this inspires you to try it out! Here are the items Carol used today and, remember, through today you get FREE SHIPPING on any order so grab what you need now and get a great deal!
We encourage you to shop your stash and see what other images you have that will let you create your own custom stamped background with small stamps to use now or to stash with your parts and pieces for when you have an occasion that just begs for this look!