Technique Tuesday | One Background Stamp Three Ways

I had this idea a few months ago, actually before the launch of this annual catalogue, and I had a great plan for a great stamp …. that then sadly went and retired! but I couldn’t give up on the idea, and chose a different background stamp instead. I have been loving the World Map stamp recently, particularly for men’s cards.

Stampin' Up! Subtle background technique

This first card would make a great men’s birthday card. I just love this background technique, it creates a wonderful subtle backdrop for your sentiment and embellishments.

How to:

Ink the middle of your background stamp in Sahara Sand ink, carefully lay a piece of Whisper White card stock onto your background stamp. Apply light pressure using your finger tips, but only in certain areas.

Stampin' Up! UK World Map watercoloured heat embossing

If you watched the video tutorial above you will have seen this card looking a hot mess! Here the background stamp was inked in Versamark and heat embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Watercolour paper. Then, using a large round brush and a heap of water, three colours of ink were added; Soft Sky, Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon. Once the card had been left to dry, the coloured melted back into the card stock, giving this lovely soft finish

Stampin' Up! UK world map watermelon wonderThis is the most simple of the three cards, with the World Map being inked in Delightful Dijon and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White. I had to girly this card up a bit as the other two are definitely destined for boys, by adding some of that beautiful Dotted Lace Trim in Watermelon Wonder and mounting the piece onto a Watermelon Wonder Card base.

Each card here uses the same design, but the different techniques give completely different looks. I have even kept the sentiment the same; using the You’re So Sweet Stamp set.

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