Got Background Stamps? Here’s Some Ideas to Try!

Hi friends! I love getting messy and inky and I really love how much impact you can get from large background stamps. Background stamps are anything but boring and they can even steal the show!

I’ll share some fun ideas for using them in today’s video!

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The card below is my favorite. What was yours? Were any of these techniques new to you? I hope you try some of these ideas in your next card. Happy crafting!

Circus Dogs & More Moldy-Oldie Fun!

Howdy friends! I spend most of my free time over the last couple of days trying to get my studio under control. The summer is hectic, the kids are home, packages arrive, projects get done but not put away and there there was the rummage sale (ever notice how rummage sounds like rubbish?) where I picked up a garbage bag full of wool felt and various other craft supplies for $2…wow, that is a lot of piled up craft-crap to deal with! So then I sorted, and put away, came up with a great way to store my fabric (the felt is in a plastic tote and nice and flat…until I pull out a piece from the bottom and it is a mess again, clearly the felt situation needs more consideration but that is for another day!)

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When I was cleaning and sorting I cam across another moldy-oldie tool I loved called the colorbox stylus with moldable tips. Wow, this is fun, you heat the tips with a light bulb, press it to a texture such as a stamp (I used the bubble background from Lost Coast Designs) or embossing folder and you have a cute shaped stamp. Don’t worry, you can also do this with cheap kids foam blocks from the dollar store! Why am I gabbing? Just watch the video! We will make this card from start to finish and drag out other oldies but goodies too!

Fun huh? I love the crepe paper and stenciling too, it is great when we can mix and match old with new and come up with a look that is all out own dontcha think?

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You can find the Circus Dogs stamp set from Lost Coast Designs here. So, what old tool or supply have you used lately? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Christmas Card…Seriously.

(collective groan) Yes, this is a Christmas card. I know it is early but I need to get in the holiday mood for an article I am writing so I made a warm up card:

 

I played with some background stamps and I wanted a distressed look so I made a large distressing background stamp with plastic canvas and craft foam. Watch the short video to see how:

 

This is the background I made in the video:

 

To make the 3-D element on the card I punched 5 scallop circles and folded it in half, then opened them up and folded them in half again and pinched two of the folds together like so:

 

This card is quick enough to mass produce, plus i think the medallion would be cute on a tag or scrapbook page. All of the stamping I did on glassy photo paper with water based markers.

 

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

His & Hers Bookmarks!

I think my patterned paper is getting jealous! I have been using my background stamps like they have been going out of style since I got back from the stamp show!

 

I had some large wood mounted stamps that would “skip” in spots when I stamped them resulting in bad images and wasted paper. So I pulled them off the blocks and slapped them on my mega mount and they work perfectly! I had fun layering my large stamps on photo paper and then cut one piece up to make the 2 bookmarks and used another piece on the card. The Frames and Cameo stamps are from Micheals, I snagged that Recollections set when I was in town for the stamp show for $6. Good quality!

 

Tip: If your ink skips on a solid image like the cameo silhouettes simply fill in the bare spots with a matching marker!

Well, only a few more days of school for the kids here. I’ll be glad when I can let them sleep in in the morning, they are so “over” getting up at 7am LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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