Stamping Patterned Backgrounds

July 28, 2017

Hi there! Today’s video shares a couple ways to create your own stamped backgrounds that look like unique patterned paper and add stunning effects to your cards. I love using stamps to create my own patterned paper and there are some great sets on the market that help give awesome results!

I will also share a fun way to use a pencil eraser to color in stamped images. ūüôā

Watch the full tutorial HERE in HD!

For the first two cards, I used the Halftone Circles stamp set to create fun geometric backgrounds. This stamp set has so many possibilities and with just a bit of creativity, you can get amazing results!

On the first example, I stamped the circles in a variety of colors all over the background making sure they overlap to create new colors and fun patterns. I added a large You die cut and sentiment in the center and added it onto a card base.

For the second card, I stamped a monochromatic background using the Cool Summer Night ink set down the card. These ink pads take out all of the guesswork and layer for a cool “textured” effect. Then, I added a large sentiment using the Awesome die and stamp set.

On the next card, I used some small images from the Awesome stamp set and created a colorful stamped sun ray background using lots of masking. I added an adorable bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set and a large sentiment from the Best Ever Greetings stamp set.

For the last card, I stamped a background of images from the Be Strong stamp set and colored them by stamping with a pencil eraser. To color the images, I pressed the eraser into an ink pad and dabbed it onto the paper several times inside each image. This technique creates a fun abstract look and gives a cool way to color in images.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Kristie Maynard August 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Great job on the backgrounds. How fun! Thanks for sharing these techniques with us.

  • Reply Lizzie T August 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Great video! I love those halftone cards – I can’t wait to try this out with my set!

  • Reply Dawn Piper August 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Thanks Simon for sharing your talent with us last night…you are quit the inspiration! Follow your dreams!

  • Reply Lisa DeHeck August 20, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Thank you for a great video. You explain everything so well as you show what you are doing and why- which makes it easier to remember for other projects. I really appreciate how you don’t rush through and don’t assume we already would know the “why” and “how”. I am very new to stamping, so I have a lot to learn. Great creative ideas.

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