Stamp School: Embossing on Dark Paper and Background Stamping!

Hi friends! I have a couple of fun techniques to share with you in this stamp school video!


Watch the video to see how to emboss on dark paper and stamp some layered backgrounds!

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Cream and Kraft Cardstock
Pigment ink
Dye ink (brown for tree trunk)
Embossing Powder
Peg Stamps: Embellished Holiday Wreath, Fruit Wreath
Other Stamps: Large backgrounds, trees
Punches (optional) photo corner and postage stamp

1. To create the card base fold a 8.5:x5.5″ panel of cream cardstock in half. Stamp 3 backgrounds in 3 colors of ink. Experiment with different patterns to create fun backgrounds!

2. Stamp or draw a tree on a 3.25″x4.5″ kraft panel. Dust this panel with cornstarch or baby powder (or make a sachet like I showed in the video!)

3. Stamp ornaments with pigment ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

4. Stamp postage element if desired and punch photo corners.

5. Assemble card.

I hope you try this technique, there is nothing quite like seeing embossing powder charge from a sugary coating to a raised glossy image. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

6 thoughts on “Stamp School: Embossing on Dark Paper and Background Stamping!

  1. Thanks for the idea! I love the tree and apple idea for a card, and I will be making this! You have also inspired me and I have ordered the ornament stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I have lots of Christmas tree stamps that could use a little decoration! I especially like how you colored in the ornaments after you heat embossed them.Also like the little “postage stamp” you made and I had completely forgotten about the ribbon idea you presented. Learned this a long time ago in a Stampin UP session! Thank you for your unabashed creativity!


  2. Hope you hade a “whale” of a time???? Thank you for stamp school. Love me some stamp school and would have never thought to combine 3 back ground stamps with 3 inks???? can’t wait to try. thanks again


  3. Thank you Lindsay. This was the inspiration I needed. Embossing the edge of the card stock was a new technique for me – one I’ll use on my cards.


  4. As always, I’ve learned something new. I’m going to definitely use my embossing powders for some cards. Thanks for all the inspirational ideas!


  5. This is such a cool vid, Lindsay! I LOVE the way you used stamps to make a background paper! Really pretty effect…and very expensive-looking. It has been a while since I used my embossing powders. Thanks for the inspiration!


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