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 you incredibly results. Let’s check out how Allison made these two stunning cards, each in its own color story.
First, make your background panels for your cards. Allison used a simple but very high impact technique of layering two (or more, if you like) different sized panels cut with the same die cut edge – in this case with our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die set – using the largest and next sized down dies. She used her favorite applicator tool to add Color Fuse Ink in Fern and Bubblegum on each of the cards, concentrating the color towards one end and fading out to plain white. To create a little visual “movement”, Allie splattered a little white paint over the inked panels and set aside to dry.
While her backgrounds were drying, Allie used our Rose Wallpaper Background stamp with the Bubblegum Color Fuse and our Blossom Silhouette Background stamp with Fern Color Fuse and stamped onto white card stock.
She then used our Flower #5 Die to cut each of these pieces and tied a little length of trim to the stem ends.
Before adding these die cut stamped pieces Allie stamper her sentiment onto her inked panels in the white area near the bottom. She “dry fit” her die cuts and when she was happy with their placement, she added them to her inked panels with dimensional adhesive. She layered these over her larger die cut pieces and then attached the whole thing to her card base, both times using adhesive tape.
You won’t ever pass up a chance to die cut a stamped background again, will you? And the fabulous thing about this terrific card idea is that there are endless opportunities for creativity when you think of all the combinations of background stamps and die cuts! Don’t forget to always make an extra so you always have cards to send on hand~