Hi all! Amber here from The Country Scrapper. Today I want to focus on building backgrounds with stamps. Often patterned paper that we purchase is just images repeated onto a piece of card stock. When you break it down like that, it makes creating your own patterned card stock much less intimidating. Remember, with stamps you can experiment all you want because there is no right or wrong.
Now lets get to building. First you need to pick a stamp for your background. This can be one stamp or several. You also need to decide if you are randomly stamping your background or want things more orderly. If you do want to keep things perfectly in alignment, simply take a ruler and pencil to draw your measurements onto the card stock. After stamping, erase! I went with the adorable shopping bag from Stamp School’s Down The Aisle stamp set to do a shopping themed card. Next I choose my card stock and a light ink. I don’t want an overpowering ink that will steal the show, remember our background isn’t going to be the focus of our card.
After making all these decisions, it’s time to stamp away:
Now for coloring. I used my Copics to color the shopping bags. Each bag is colored the same and I used colors that would blend well with the paper so my background isn’t the focus of the card.
Adhere your card stock onto a card base and begin decorating your card. This is the fun part! Be creative.
That’s all there is to it. So simple to make one of a kind creations with any of your stamp sets. This little card is for a shopping buddy. Can’t find the perfect patterned paper for your cards theme, make your own. Enjoy!!!