How to stamp backgrounds for handmade cards. 5 easy ways to background stamping not using background stamps. #cardmaking #stamping #handmade

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video

Hello, crafters! While I am away still from my craft room (on a month-long work trip in China that just got extended so it looks like I’ll be staying here a bit longer) and cannot make any new projects, I decided to bring you inspiration by showcasing some old card ideas that all have something in common.

Last time I shared 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops in Card Making. In this post & video I’m featuring 5 ways to stamp backgrounds for handmade cards without the use of background stamps. This post focuses on using individual images and different types of backgrounds one can make using them.

5 WAYS TO STAMP BACKGROUNDS FOR HANDMADE CARD – VIDEO TUTORIAL

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You can take pretty much any image, stamp it several times in one way or other and have a cool looking background and a completely different use of that stamp. My goal is to help you see your non background stamps in different way, help you use them in a different way for your cards possibly getting more bang for your buck.

RANDOM PATTERNS/BACKGROUNDS:

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video tutorial.

One of the most common ways I like to use my stamps to make backgrounds is by stamping images randomly on backgrounds of my card. These can be either solid images stamped in various colors of ink or outline images typically stamped in black ink and colored using some coloring medium or other.

Click thumbnails below to see each card/project in detail. Some have video tutorials available, some photo tutorials, some are just regular projects:

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Pattern Birthday Card. Video Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card. Photo Tutorial Simon Says Stamp | Stamped Leafy Pattern Card with Plantiful Puns Simon Says Stamp | Repeat Background + Dimensional Pattern Stamping with Breakfast Buddies. Video Simon Says Stamp | Where Flowers Bloom – So Does Hope. Polychromos Coloring Hero Arts | Tropical Pattern 2.0 – You’re The Best Card Hero Arts | June 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. Giveaway Simon Says Stamp | Cats & Fish Stamped Pattern Cards. Video WPlus9 | Emerald Pencil Colored Background (Take Two) – So Very Grateful Card WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

LINEAR PATTERNS/BACKGROUNDS:

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video tutorial.

If you like to have a little more order on your cards, you can try stamping simple linear backgrounds. What this means is that your images, be it one and same image or a grouping of different images from one stamp set or multiple sets are stamped on a straight horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.

Hero Arts | Illegible Writing Background Hero Arts | You Are The Eggs To My Bacon Card Simon Says Stamp | Faux Fingerprint Stamping – Quick & Funny Stamped Patterns. Flora & Fauna | Linear Pattern Stamping. Bird-Day Card. Photo Tutorial Simon Says Stamp | Surf’s Up – Surf Board Stamped Pattern. Video. Stamped Christmas Tree Pattern Simon Says Stamp | Ombre Pattern Stamping. You Float My Boat

BACKGROUNDS INCORPORATING TEXT:

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video tutorial.

Another thing I like to do, is to incorporate words into my stamped patterns. They can make up a card sentiment, be a secondary card message, or act as a design element without any actual meaning. Here are some examples.

Simon Says Stamp | Crafty Friend – Handcrafted Hello Card. Pattern Stamping Basics. Video Simon Says Stamp | Dimensional Pattern Stamping. Video WPlus9 | Dimensional Floral Pattern with Southern Florals – With Thanks Card It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Simon Says Stamp | Faux Fingerprint Stamping – Quick & Funny Stamped Patterns. Blog Hop + Giveaway Simon Says Stamp | Quick Valentine’s Day Cards

FLORAL & NATURE BACKGROUNDS:

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video tutorial.

Floral background are some of the easiest and prettiest to make. You start with a flower, add leaves and other small flowers to make a cluster and repeat. And if there’s any space left fill it in with stamped dots. Easy and very pretty!

This works beautifully with all those color layering floral stamps, regardless of the size – I’m yet find one layering flower that doesn’t make a pretty background pattern for a card.

WPlus9 | Floral Valentines – Background Stamping 3 Ways Right At Home | Dimensional Anemones Background WPlus9 | Just A Note One Layer Card using Rose Builder Stamps Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Card WPlus9 | Bloom – You Are Simply Amazing Altenew | Vintage-inspired Rose Stamped Patterns. Video + Giveaway (now closed) Simon Says Stamp | Monochromatic Stamped Floral Patterns. Video + Masterpiece Box Blog Hop + Giveaway (now closed) PTI | Creating Stamped Patterns With the Help of Stamps and Dies. Video

PARTIAL/INCOMPLETE STAMPED BACKGROUNDS/PATTERNS:

5 Ways to Stamp Backgrounds (not using Background Stamps) for Handmade Cards. Video tutorial.

Finally, there are also cards with partial or incomplete stamped patterns and backgrounds and these, I feel, are best suited for beginners. This is typically a stamped pattern that covers just a portion of the card cascading from the top or bottom of your project like you see on these examples; or stamping coming in from the edges of the card leaving the center section free and available for the sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp | Fall Thank You Cards featuring Ink Blending & Heat Embossing – November Card Kit Hero Arts | One Layer Floral Pencil Colored Card. Video Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card. Video WPlus9 | No Masking Layered Floral Background. Video

CONCLUSION

Do you have other tips and tricks for using your individual stamps to make backgrounds for cards? Share in the comments below! And while you are at it, let me know what product or idea you’d like featured in the next episode of this series?

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10 Comments

    1. So many awesome examples, so colourful & fun . Thank you for putting all these together for inspiration for us x

    1. These are all so absolutely beautiful that I can’t pick a favorite, or even ten favorites! Thank you so much for all this eye candy & inspiration!

    1. Thank you for all the beautiful inspirations and ideas!! I’ll bookmark this post and refer whenever I run out of ideas for backgrounds 🙂

    1. All of these cards are fabulous. I love your backgrounds. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials. I always learn something new from each of them.

    1. Yana, I just watched your amazing and inspirational video. I admire your creativity! I am going to try out some of these background ideas. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.

    1. These are ALL awesome cards Yana, your ideas are always fresh and fun. There are still a few of these I have yet to try and I m looking forward to doing so. Thanks for putting this all together for us in one video.

    1. Great video! Sorry to hear your trip has been extended and you’ll be longer away from your craft room than originally expected. Thank you for the ideas as well as tips, and I appreciate your creative new series. Hang in there, Yana!

    1. Great video! Sorry to hear your trip has been extended and you’ll be away from your craft room longer than originally expected. Thanks for the tips and ideas. I appreciate your new creative series. Hang in there, Yana.

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