3 EASY Background Stamp IDEAS for Cards + video

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

Background stamps are so fun but sometimes I just do not know what to do with them. Today, I have three fun ideas to use your background stamps. I’m using lots of fabulous Unity Stamp Company stamps and dies for fun and easy birthday cards.

Featured Unity Supplies

Hearts Galore
Hearts Galore

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Chic Sentiments Dies
Chic Sentiments Dies

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Say It Big Dies
Say It Big Dies

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All supplies are listed at the end of this post.

Heat Emboss

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

The Details

Heat embossing is a technique that I always take for granted. It is simple, it is easy and sure it doesn’t seem like it is a big wow. When you combine your embossed background stamp with some ink blending, it really pops and it becomes something extra special.

Distress ink blend: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Peacock Feathers

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

Technique Tip: Change up the colors in your background to fit the stamp and mood of your sentiment.

Stamping with Water

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

The Details

Stamping your background stamp with water is magic when you combine it with water-reactive ink like Distress Inks. It lifts and moves the ink color in a very special way. It is so fun to see the stamp image revealed when you stamp with water and blot it away.

Distress Ink Blend: Broken China, Spiced Marmalade & Crushed Olive

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

Technique Tip: Play with how long you let the water sit on the paper before you lift it with a paper towel. You can get a subtle or contrasted impression depending on the time and amount of water you use.

Stamping over Ink Blending

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

The Details

Simple stamping can be a fabulous thing for a background stamp. All you need to do is blend your colors and then stamp over the top. Then you can use that background for fun things like a shaker card.

Distress Ink Blend: Festive Berries, Dusty Concord & Mermade Lagoon

I have a video on how I make Shaker Cards here – https://youtu.be/aYzwHBIJd8Q.

The shaker card fillers are from my stash: iridescent glitter stars, hearts, and chunky glitter. They are older so I don’t have links for them, but I’m sure you can find something out there that would work for you. My favorite fillers are sequins and chunky glitter.

Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

Technique Tip: Instead of a bold contrast, pick a color of ink that may be more subtle. I chose black for this card but it would be really pretty to stamp in Versamark for a subtle watermark effect or a pink, purple or blue to match the background.

Assemble This! Video

Watch along as I assemble this card sharing my process and tips on how this card was created. Watch here or in HD on Youtube.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope today’s project inspires you. If you create something, I’d love to see it, and be sure to tag me on social media. Be sure to join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your Unity creations as well.

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. I greatly appreciate the support if you are inspired to shop using my links. Unity Stamp Company usually has a new sale almost EVERY week. Check the website for details & freebies. Stamp sets go on and off sale all the time. Just add the stamp set to your wishlist, if not on sale this week, so you get a great deal.

Hearts Galore
Hearts Galore

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Chic Sentiments Dies
Chic Sentiments Dies

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Say It Big Dies
Say It Big Dies

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Neenah 80lb Solar White
Neenah 80lb Solar White

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Bristol
Bristol

AMZ
Distress Ink Set #1
Distress Ink Set #1

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Distress Ink Set #6
Distress Ink Set #6

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Distress Ink Set #13
Distress Ink Set #13

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Distress Ink Set #8
Distress Ink Set #8

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VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaFine Clair Nocturne

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Versamark ink
Versamark ink

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Cutter Bee Scissors
Cutter Bee Scissors

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MISTI - Mini
MISTI – Mini

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MISTI - Original
MISTI – Original

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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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Adhesive Foam Sheets
Adhesive Foam Sheets

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Foam Roll - 2 Inch
Foam Roll – 2 Inch

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Foam Roll Combo Pack
Foam Roll Combo Pack

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Big Shot
Big Shot

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Stamping Tool
Stamping Tool

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Pixie Tape
Pixie Tape

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Media Mat Mini
Media Mat Mini

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Princess Sequins
Princess Sequins

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Rhythm N Blues Sequins
Rhythm N Blues Sequins

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Go Green Sequins
Go Green Sequins

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Viola Sequins
Viola Sequins

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Baby Sequins
Baby Sequins

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Witches Brew Matte Dots
Witches Brew Matte Dots

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Sharing three simple techniques for background stamps with a tutorial & quick video. The background stamp is from the Hearts Galore Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #timholtz #inkblending #embossing #diecutting #cardinspiration #unitystampco #simplecards #rubberstamps #rangerink #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts #shakercards #birthdaycards #techniques #distressink #dahlhousedesigns

One Comment

  1. lostinpaper

    Love these bright fun colours and patterns Lisa, perfect for a Happy Birthday for sure!

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