TEACH ME THAT – Background Stamping

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create with Background stamps.  I have always loved to work with these big stamps because they give the base of my cards an instant ‘texture’.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

This background stamp, Post Script, is a has a collage/vintage style.  I  love that I can create a background like this without having to stamp a dozen different images to achieve it.  Not to mention, I am not very good at collage so it’s nice that Stampin’ Up did the work for me.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how fast and easy Background stamp are?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Begin by laying your Background Stamp on your work table.  Add ink by tapping the ink pad all over the stamp.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lay your cardstock in the center of the Background Stamp.  Be careful not to move it around – there’s already ink on your cardstock as soon as you lay it down.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Cover the cardstock and stamp with scratch paper (I just use copy paper or junk mail)

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Give your cardstock a nice massage.  Rub your fingers all over it, making sure to get the edges, corners and all around the middle.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lift the cardstock away, being careful not to slide it.  You don’t want to get ink in areas you don’t want.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Admire your background paper that you created in less than a minute!

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ⅞” x 4 ⅞”, cut to 3 ¼” x 3 ⅞” after stamping
  • Burlap Ribbon – 3 ½”

Want to create my SENDING LOTS OF LOVE CARD using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Here’s another card I created using the Definitely Dahlia background stamp.  This card was SO fast to create!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I love the new Fresh Fig In Color.  It’s a very rich and regal color.  Pair it with Daffodil Delight and you have a winner!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I added just a touch of the Eastern Palace Designer Paper and the new Double Stitched ribbon.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for this card: 

  • Daffodil Delight – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Designer Paper – 1″ x 3 ¾”
  • Ribbon – 5″ plus a bow

Want to create my LIFE IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS CARD?  Just click a pic to order what you need!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Stampin’ Up has some wonderful new background stamps!  Add any of these to your next order by clicking a pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

I hope that you liked what you saw today!  I think Background Stamps are just the cat’s meow when it comes to quick and easy cards.  LOVE them!!!  I hope you will give them a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate you guys more than you will ever know!!!  Have a wonderful Thursday my friends!

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