One Large Scale Stamped Pattern for Multiple Cards. Video

by yana.smakula

Hello all! Yana is here sharing my love for stamped backgrounds.

I enjoy creating my own unique backgrounds for cards and I love using stamps for that. I also prefer my patterns to be large and bold (although I often use a variety of images for my backgrounds, like the ice cream cones here, simple outlines here or geometric shapes here).

Altenew | Large-scale stamped pattern for multiple cards with Peony Bouquet Stamp Set - Video. Projects by Yana Smakula

The Peony Bouquet stamp set is a perfect one for making large striking patterns for simple cards. To save time when stamping I enjoy working on a full letter sheet of cardstock (or A4 sheet) and stamp one large pattern to be cut into smaller pieces rather than stamping one small background to fit an A2 card. This takes a little longer than making a smaller background but it does give me 4 backgrounds and allows to create multiple cards.

Video tutorial

I'm sharing a video tutorial explaining my process in detail and sharing a few tips along the way. Watch my video here or on Altenew Youtube channel:

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Whenever I am stamping something like this I like to think of it as creating a coloring book for a stamper. I pick my own design, choose what colors I want to use and stamp my heart out. This is also a good way to relax for me and simply enjoy what I do.

Altenew | Large-scale stamped pattern for multiple cards with Peony Bouquet Stamp Set - Video. Projects by Yana Smakula

To create the background I'm sharing today I started by using black ink and stamped the image outlines first. Next I “colored” the leaves using Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades colors.

For the smaller flowers I selected Buttercream, Mango Smoothie and Caramel Toffee. The largest flowers were brought to life using Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy and Coral Berry.

Altenew | Large-scale stamped pattern for multiple cards with Peony Bouquet Stamp Set - Video. Projects by Yana Smakula

Because I wanted to keep these cards simple I didn't include anything else other than a sentiment for each. I heat embossed beautiful quotes from the Painted Inspiration set in Platinum embossing powder onto black cardstock and foam mounted that onto the backgrounds.

Altenew | Large-scale stamped pattern for multiple cards with Peony Bouquet Stamp Set - Video. Projects by Yana Smakula

To conclude, here are a few simple tips:

  • When using large-scale images do your stamping on a full Letter sheet or cardstock rather than an A2 background
  • Begin by stamping outlines first and than “color”.
  • Regardless of the type of images you are using always start with the largest image and stamp smallest images at the end.

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you have a wonderful day!

S_yana

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vicki dutcher March 9, 2016 - 09:20

Fabulous!! I love this idea, and I love that stamp set~ TFS

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Peggy Pride March 9, 2016 - 09:20

Beautiful! You make it look easy. I love the look and plan to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Janet March 9, 2016 - 11:37

So lovely, it does look like avery efficient way of creating four cards at once :-)

Thank you!

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Clelie March 9, 2016 - 11:55

I love “master boards” but never thought to use the layered stamps sets…it is brilliant! :)

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Leanne in CA March 9, 2016 - 12:10

I love this! Thanks for the awesome video and showing how you made these!!

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LauraJane:) March 9, 2016 - 12:23

Beautiful:))

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Harriet March 9, 2016 - 12:58

Beautiful and a brilliant idea!!!

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jan metcalf March 9, 2016 - 14:59

Great sentiments, pretty background!

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Vicki Smith March 9, 2016 - 16:58

You ROCK my world!

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Maureen Reiss March 9, 2016 - 18:31

Great idea for making multiple cards Yana!!! Soooo Pretty!!!

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Mary-Anne V. March 9, 2016 - 19:54

Gorgeous cards…love the fast and beautiful way to make a set of cards.

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Shari March 9, 2016 - 20:17

That is a beautiful background, and I love how you created it. Thank you so much for sharing, and taking the time to do a video. Very helpful. ???

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Mary W March 9, 2016 - 20:48

Really beautiful cards and easy!

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ElizStewart March 9, 2016 - 21:24

Fantastic tutorial!

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Beverly LoPinto March 9, 2016 - 21:27

Beautiful cards–great tutorial. I will definitely try this.???

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Celeste Goff March 9, 2016 - 21:46

What absolutely beautiful and feminine cards! Love the gorgeous and vibrant color!

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Linda Mc March 9, 2016 - 22:47

Yana, this is absolutely stunning!

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Michele F March 10, 2016 - 10:14

Brilliant idea to make a full sheet of this gorgeous pattern, Yana! OH I have some 12×12 paper, too!!!
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Amy Seech March 12, 2016 - 07:40

Simply gorgeous, I can’t wait to try this technique!

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