I love background stamps because they are so very versatile, use them to cover an entire background, build up layers, add texture, stamp on die cuts and letters, there is so much you can do.
I wanted to use lots of background stamps on my card and ended up using twenty different stamps, most of them from Hero Arts. When I use distress inks or distress stains on my craft sheet, I often wipe up the remaining ink with scraps of watercolour paper, so I have a pretty big stash of these colourful papers. I like having them ready to use on a project. After taking out a pile of papers from my scrap folder, I die cut them into small squares. Each square was stamped with a different background stamp using a slightly darker shade of Distress Ink, for a tone-on-tone effect. I stitched with a zigzag stitch in between all the blocks.
Maya Road canvas butterflies were stamped with a script background stamp and flutter over the card. I used the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Mini Hearts Set to die cut the tiny hearts, love this die since I am fond of adding tiny hearts as details on my projects. The sentiment was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Music 2 My Ears set.
I can't wait to see what you will create with your background stamps this week. As every week, our fabulous sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: Music 2 my Ears; Hero Arts: Delicate Flower, Floral Vine Background, Grid Pattern, Number Pattern, Small Screen Background, Music Background, Magical Background, Lacy Background, Tiny Flower Background, Snow Dots, Antique Flower Background, Tiny Ink Spots, Graph Background, Thank you Definition, Friend Definition, Cling Dots, 19th Century French Script, Fly Away Newsprint, Alphabet Background,
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Shabby Shutters