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).
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.
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:ARVE Error: need id and provider
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.
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.
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!