This is technique that I use often to get the most out of the small stamps we often find in our stamp sets, using those small stamps to create fabulous backgrounds for our cards. I have a heap of this type of card in planning (mostly still in my head, but I’m sure they will find their way onto the blog at some point!)
There are several techniques going on on this card. Firstly, I am still obsessed with Masking (class coming soon!) before I got to creating my own background. I first stamped the Thank You from Endless Thanks in Basic Grey, and then stamped it again onto a sticky note. This sticky note then became a Mask as I punched out the Thank You with a 1 3/8″ circle punch. The second mask was a strip of sticky note tape laid on the diagonal across the card.
Enjoy the video tutorial, and keep watching for me making a mistake as per usual! I think I recovered it pretty well though….
The key to making backgrounds with small stamps is the order in which you stamp. I find the easiest way to do this is stamp the largest image first, and the use smaller and smaller stamps to fill in the gaps. I do of course break this rule in my video tutorial, however there is a reason for my madness! I stamped the Watermelon Wonder flowers first, and then the Crushed Curry ones, before I went back to a larger stamp (the leaves) to fill in the gaps – the reason being that I didn’t want all the leaves to be the same length. I used more masked to cover the flowers, and allow me to stamp shorter leaves.
Card Base – Island Indigo – Half A4, folded in half
Basic Grey – 13.8 x 9.5 cm
Whisper White – 13.3 x 9 cm
Don’t forget to shop using the Code Club Code to receive some great FREE product!
I will be closing this order on the 30th May 2016
To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!
Please support StampinByHannah, and join my Code Club, by using the Hostess code featured in the top right hand of my blog. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!
Sign up to my newsletter here – http://eepurl.com/2if59
Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator