Video: DIY Vintage Floral Background with 5 Stamping Tips

by May Sukyong Park

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

Hi, crafty friends! It's May here sharing an encouragement card. If you are following me on Instagram, you may heard that I dropped my iPhone 6 on the floor and shattered the phone screen. However I'm so glad I was able to film the video for today's card. :)

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

My inspiration came from the Tango-Inspired card and Lunar New Year card that I made last month. I took layout and stamped background from them, but this time I chose a light coral and blue color scheme for my vintage floral background.

This is a video tutorial showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube. This time I did a voice over for the whole video, and I hope you understand my pronunciation. :)

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

How to Make an Encouragement Card w/ Floral Background 

  1. Stamp the bottom layer of peony from Beautiful Day with white pigment ink.
  2. Stamp the second and top layer with Crisp Inks: Ocean Waves and Dusk.
  3. After masking off the flower, stamp the leaves from the set using Dusk Crisp ink.
  4. Mount the embossed foil frame on the card front using foam tape.
  5. Die cut Hello from Super Script and stamp the word Hello in black.
  6. Heat emboss the sentiment from You Are using white embossing powder.
  7. After mounting the word die cut and sentiment banner, add some Sparkling Clear sequins.

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

5 Tips for Stamping the Solid Image on Colored Cardstock

  1. Use a padding underneath your cardstock.
  2. In case you don't want to miss stamping the part of your image, MISTI or stamp positioner can be used.
  3. Ink up the color well and check the ink coverage on your clear stamp before stamping.
  4. Stamp firmly on the paper with even pressure.
  5. Make sure you don’t move your acrylic block while stamping.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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Janet February 17, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Always delighted to see your work, and this is another example of your amazing talent. thank you for the tutorial and all the tips :-)

May Park February 17, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Thank you so much, Janet! I wasn’t sure about the tips that would work for others, too.

Amanda Rhodes February 17, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the video and great tips!

May Park February 17, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Thank you, Amanda! Have a wonderful day!

Louise Fox February 17, 2016 - 2:07 PM

May, I enjoyed your video very much. I always get excited when a stamp set that I have is used! Thank you for sharing your talents with us and not to worry – your English is quite understandable.

May Park February 17, 2016 - 3:39 PM

That’s so sweet of you to say so, Louise. Voice over is daunting for me, but I’m glad I did. And your compliment about my English made my day! (By the way, I just came back home from my English class. Hehe..)

Rose J February 17, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Beautiful card & a great video. Love this technique!

May Park February 21, 2016 - 2:12 AM

Thank you, Rose! :)

jan metcalf February 19, 2016 - 8:17 AM

I definitely need a Misti!

May Park February 21, 2016 - 2:13 AM

Me , too!!!!!!!

Lynn Dalby August 27, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Beautiful Card, such pretty colours.

pamboe August 27, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Great video!
I want to know about your plastic container with the pink pad.

Peggy Pride August 27, 2016 - 1:41 PM

GREAT VIDEO! I have this set and the inks and will try to CASE your creation. Thanks for the inspiration.


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