Video: 4 Tips on How to Build a Stamped Background

by May Sukyong Park

HowToMakeHandmadeFlowerCardHappy Monday! It's May here with a floral background card. Whenever I see the small images from my stamp sets, I can't help myself making the stamped background.

You can find some of my stamped background cards HEREHERE, and HERE. I hope you are not sick of seeing it again today. :)

HowToMakeHandmadeFlowerCardWhen I color the images, I often visit one of my Pinterest boards, Color and Pattern, to get inspired. This time I took the color scheme from this gorgeous image.

Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube:

DIY Stamped Background using Outline Staming & Copic Coloring

  1. Draw some guide lines along the edges of the card base using a ruler and pencil.
  2. Mask off each edge with sticky notes.
  3. Stamp the images from the Doodle Blooms stamp set with Desert Night dye ink.
  4. Color the images with Copic markers. (Make sure to use a water-based or hybrid ink on a previous step when coloring with alcohol based marker.)
  5. Remove the masks and erase the pencil lines.
  6. Stamp HELLO from the Label Love stamp set in black, cut it out with scissors leaving some white space around it.
  7. Mount the sentiment on the card front with foam tape.

HowToMakeHandmadeFlowerCard4 Tips on How to Build a Stamped Background 

  1. Start stamping with the large images from your stamps.
  2. Create a visual triangle with the cluster of your large images.
  3. Fill in the gap with the smaller images. (Make sure to leave some white spaces between the images.)
  4. Keep the balance of your background by keeping the same colors apart.

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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Amanda Rhodes February 22, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for the video tutorial!

May Park February 22, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Thank you, Amanda! :)

conil February 22, 2016 - 11:12 AM

How could anyone get tired of seeing you build gorgeous backgrounds like this. They’d have to be demented.

May Park February 22, 2016 - 10:25 PM

That’s so sweet of you to say so!!!!!! Love you!!!!!!

TaeEun February 22, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Pretty background! Love the retro look created with this color combo!

May Park February 22, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Thank you, TaeEun!!!! Hugs!!!

Bobbie Lynn Duran February 23, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Beautiful card and it’s a one layered card. Great stamps sets too.

Barb Ghig February 23, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Gorgeous card, May! Off to check out your video!

Becky Smith February 24, 2016 - 6:32 AM

Thanks for the great tips! So helpful!


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