Stamp Layering Backgrounds + Blog Hop!

January 25, 2018

Hi there! Today’s video shares an easy way to create your own stamp layered backgrounds to create elegant and stunning stamped panels for your cards. This post is also part of a fun blog hop to celebrate the third-anniversary release of The Ton Stamps… congrats Effie! 🙂

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

On the first cards, I used the Peony Notes stamps to create beautiful layered backgrounds full of flowers. I saved time by stamping three different cards at once using the MISTI stamping tool with several different inkpads (linked below)!

For the second example, I stamped on Ocean Mist cardstock (a darker color) with white pigment ink and layered my colors on top. This creates a lighter look, but it allows you to stamp on darker cardstock with cleaner looking colors.

On the last card, I used the Timeless Peonies Print stamp set and created a dark background with lighter contrasting flowers. I had lots of fun playing with different color combinations using these stamps! 🙂


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!


This post is part of a fun blog hop to celebrate the third-anniversary release of The Ton Stamps. Be sure to keep hopping along to the rest of the talented designers and check out what they created with the new release! The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Third Anniversary Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). All new release products are available now!  

The Ton

Tae Eun

Simon Hurley

Isha Gupta

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For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST


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  • Reply Susan O'Halloran January 25, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Lovely floral cards! Thanks for the tips about stamping the layers.

  • Reply Marjorie Dumontier January 26, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Wow ! That’s such a wonderful set of cards !

  • Reply Deepa Mistry January 26, 2018 at 8:04 am

    These cards are just beautiful ! Really liking this release!

  • Reply Patti Bailey January 26, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Simon, these are great! The one with the green background reminds me of a print that used to be in my grandmother’s house so it made me smile immediately.

  • Reply Arianna Barbara January 26, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

  • Reply Kris in Alaska January 26, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Those florals are just stunning!

  • Reply Mateja P January 26, 2018 at 10:17 am

    These stamp sets are gorgeous! 🙂 Lovely cards!

  • Reply Lagene January 26, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Awesome layered flower cards! Thanks for the video!

  • Reply D.Ann C January 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

    A super lovley set of cards!

  • Reply Debbie Rumpza January 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Gorgeous cards!

  • Reply Judie Attard January 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Wonderful cards!!!

  • Reply Stacey Kowbel January 26, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Fantastic cards! I love the peony notes!

  • Reply Samantha Johnson January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    What lovely cards!

  • Reply Janet Ingraham January 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Gorgeous and love the envelopes matching

  • Reply Annette Reed January 27, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Your cards look great. I love the dimension of these stamps.

  • Reply Karthikha Uday January 27, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Gorgeous floral cards!!

  • Reply bev p January 27, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Very nicely done! I especially like the “how are you” sentiment. I don’t think I have ever seen that before, anywhere, but it’s a really useful sentiment to own, isn’t it??? Thank so much.

  • Reply Terri (Blindstamper) January 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Your peonies are gorgeous.

  • Reply Deborah Kaye January 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Wonderful cards! I like how you used the ocean mist cardstock and white ink to start your card. It’s lovely.

  • Reply Ishani January 27, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I had actually seen your you tube video for these beauties Simon! Lovely cards 🙂

  • Reply Mary Holshouser January 27, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Love the layering stamps.
    Shading is so much easier and looks to
    much better than when I try to shade
    with the inks myself.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing

  • Reply Sheila Bacon February 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Love the layering look. Super cards!

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