Thursday, May 27, 2010

Heart 2 Heart #8

Stamp Your Own Background Week

Choose your favorite stamp set and three of your favorite colors and get ready to stamp. I am using Hollyhock, Buttercup. and Sweet Leaf. Any combination will work for this technique.

This challenge is extremely exciting because it shows us how to take ordinary card stock and turn it into extraordinary background papers. There are several ways to make stamped backgrounds. I used a simple stamping technique that gives a unique background texture. Using the backside of your image, stamp your shape second and third generation randomly on your card stock. Start with the darkest color and end with the lightest color. Be sure to completely cover all the card stock with ink. Then use one of your stamps on the front side to randomly stamp that image over your patchwork background first generation. Now get ready to make your projects.

This first card also shows tone on tone background stamping with the dots on the Sweet Leaf Card stock using Sweet Leaf ink. The second card show the Sweet Leaf dots on White Daisy. The third card shows tone on tone stamping on the parts of the tag.

"Sentiment Secured" from Wishes

"A Heartfelt Classic" from Originals

"Designer Tag" from Wishes

Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart for more inspirational stamped backgrounds. This versatile technique is extremely useful for all stamping projects. If you don't have the right color background and texture papers you can just make it yourself.

All Supplies are from Close To My Heart:

  • Papers: Cherry-O Basics
  • Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock, Buttercup and White Daisy
  • Stamps: Tasty Treats, Postcard-Travel Series (Backside only)
    Inks: Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock, Buttercup
  • Embellishments: Pizzazz Irresitibles, Ricrac & Sweet Leaf Ribbon Collections, Winter Craft Buttons,
  • Tools: Border Punch and Flower Punch
More Background Techniques:

See Word Background Here
See Random Stamping Here
See Background Blocks Here
See Stamped Border Here
See Tone on Tone Stamping Here


Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous, love them all!

Scrappy Mel said...

I love this paper you created! It is so springy!
Good luck in the challenge!

Dawn said...

Wow!! Love the colors, so summery!!! Great cards to go with it too!

Wendy K. said...

Cute cards Jody!

Mary said...

Love all of your projects and your stamping is spot-on! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

stampmom said...

Very the colors and the technique, which I will scraplift!