Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set – 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the Friends release from Simon Says Stamp! I’ve already shared several cards using products from this release (I’m linking to them below); today I have 4 cards to share all created using Paws-itivity stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

A few weeks ago I did a quick poll on my Youtube channel asking which of my video series you liked best. I enjoyed looking at the poll results, but what I loved the most – reading your comments and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Anyhow, many of you have mentioned how much you like my video where I take a small stamp or a set of small stamps and create various stamped backgrounds of patterns for my cards. I actually thought that I have shared this way too often and I was trying to steer clear of videos showing how to stamp backgrounds as I felt I’ve shared just too many of those, but I was so happy I read your feedback, because really I do love stamping backgrounds using individual images!

So today I’m sharing 3 card ideas showing how to stamp a background using images from just one stamp set! And I also have one bonus card to share.

BACKGROUND PATTERN IDEA #1 – RANDOM & OUT OF ORDER

The stamp set I used for all of the cards today is Paws-itivity from Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set is not something that I would immediately be drawn to when thinking of various images to stamp a background, but I wanted to challenge myself and see how I could use these “pawesome” designs to stamp some fun cards.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

I picked 3 colors of ink and just one solid stamp – the negative paw print in a circle. The ink colors are Winter Sky, Lake Shores and Barely Beige. So two blue and a very pale beige or gray color. Substitute the blue with another color and you have loads of color options for this background.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

BACKGROUND PATTERN IDEA #2 – ON A STRAIGHT LINE

The next kind of background pattern I like to stamp is by using the help of grid lines on my cutting mat. This particular paw print is a bit smaller than 1″ in diameter, so I used 1″ grid on my mat to help me space out the stamped images and create a beautiful pattern. I stamped 5 rows of images in Audrey Blue, Orange Slush, Sunshine and Hollyhock. Of course other colors can be just as easily used.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

I used grid lines of my cutting mat to help me stamp my images going on a straight line – forming 5 lines on this panel. I didn’t actually want them to be perfectly straight, I want them a bit wonky, but I still wanted this piece to maintain a linear look to it.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

I also rotated this image and had the paw face different directions. If I had it facing one direction every time the background will look boring, I think, so rotating the image and using different ink colors helps to keep it dynamic.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

To spice this pattern up I added a second stamped layer – nose and whiskers stamped in black ink. I stamped them multiple times overlapping some of the images. This creates the illusion of a critter being right there on my card.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

I liked these black accents a lot so I decided to add more black, but using a different image – round negative ampersand. One last thing I added to this pattern was a light gray heart. I trimmed my background to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 card base. I also added stamped Hugz & Whiskery Kisses Sentiment and foam mounted it onto the card. I used a coordinating die & die-cut the ampersand out into a perfect little circle. Later I decided I wanted to add Glossy accents onto the stamped noses to add some detail to these cards so I went ahead and did that.

BACKGROUND PATTERN IDEA #3 – IN A GRID

Moving onto the 3rd stamped background idea – this one is also using the grid lines of the cutting mat to help space the images out evenly. I decided to combine the nose and whiskers images – there’s one with a triangle shaped nose and one with an oval shaped nose. I stamped the triangle one in blue ink and added oval nose stamped in yellow and pink forming a pattern on this card.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

For this background I knew right away I wanted to use goodly eyes; the noses already suggested critters on the card so the eyes didn’t look out of place. I didn’t have enough googly eyes for every image, and this I think was for the best, because had I added google eyes to every stamped image it might have looked too busy. I used both small and medium size eyes and also mixed them up.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

After I added the eyes I decided I wanted to add some more stamping to the background so I used the outline paw image and stamped it in Fog ink. To finish this card I white heat embossed same Hugz & Whiskerry Kisses sentiment onto black cardstock and foam mounted that onto my card.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

BONUS CARD IDEA

Moving on to the bonus card idea! While here I didn’t stamp a full background, I did do quite a bit of stamping using just one paw image. I used 5 colors of brown ink and stamped 3 images in a row. I didn’t use grid lines and stamped images a lot closer together. Once I had the paws stamped I also added black stamped noses with whiskers and finished this card off with Can I Lend A Paw sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern Simon Says Stamp | One Stamp Set - 4 Cards & 3 Stamped Background Ideas using Paws-Itivity Stamp set. Hugs & Whiskery Kisses cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #stamping #stampedpattern

MORE INSPIRATION

I’ve already shared several projects using products from Simon’s Friends release. Click image below to see full project & blog post.

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Tree - Thank You For Being Amazing Card using BRUSHED BRANCHES Background SSS101792 stamp. #yanasmakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #friendhsipcard #watercolortree Simon Says Stamp | Echoing Thank You Card with Shouting From The Rooftops Set. Handmade card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #sssfriends #cardmaking #watercolorsky Simon Says Stamp | We Grow Through - Watercolor Tree Encouragement Card by Yana Smakula using Brushed Branches Background Sss101792 stamp #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorcard #handmadecard #encouragementcard Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Mountain Tops Funny Friendship Cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #sssfriends #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard

GIVEAWAY!

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Leave a comment below for your chance to win!

Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.

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SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Simon Says Clear Stamps Paws-Itivity
Simon Says Clear Stamps Paws-Itivity
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Simon Says Paws-Itivity Wafer Dies
Simon Says Paws-Itivity Wafer Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Orange Slush Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Sky Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Winter Sky Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Khaki Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Khaki Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sparrow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fossil Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Dye Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy Cleaner
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Darice 5mm Paste-on Eyes 30 Pieces
Darice 5mm Paste-on Eyes 30 Pieces
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Darice Movable Black Paste on Wiggle Eyes
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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457 Comments

    1. Love the background with the noses and whiskers and even the googly eyes. How clever and sweet. TFS!

    1. Super adorable backgrounds. The little google eyes look great on the face background.

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