Welcome to the Background Stamps Blog Hop as we showcase ideas and techniques to help you make the most of these wonderful stamps. So often these large stamps are overlooked in the catalog, but they really can help to step up a project by adding texture and detail to the background. You will have the opportunity to visit with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their projects to help inspire you.
For my card design today, I chose to use the Stacked Stone stamp set to create my background. I love the natural look of this stamp image and the amazing detail adds so much texture to this card design without adding any additional layers. I paired it with the Strong Of Heart stamp set to create this uplifting and inspiring card. The Gold embossing adds a touch of elegance to the design without being too over the top. I love how soft and pretty this card design is and how the pop of color from the Polished Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent help to bring this design to life.
Strong Of Heart stamp set (item #156376)
Stacked Stone stamp set (item #152556)
Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667)
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (item #144237)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Soft Succulent Cardstock (item #155776)
Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad (item #147117)
Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad (item #155712)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155521)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154880)
Soft Succulent 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon (item #155780)
2021-2023 In Color Jewels (item #155571)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
Card Base- 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Soft Succulent Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
Sentiment Label - 1/2" x 3"
This beautiful clean and simple card design showcases how the Stacked Stone stamp set can create a soft background which adds texture and detail to the design without adding layers. I chose Sahara Sand Classic ink to stamp the background design for a natural stone look that wasn't too dark for the focal design. I stamped the heart background image from the Strong Of Heart stamp set with Polished Pink Classic ink and heat embossed the detailed heart with Gold embossing powder over the top of the background heart. To color the leaves, I chose the Light Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Marker and for the flowers I chose to use the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Marker so that they would stand out against the Polished Pink background. I attached a piece of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon around the bottom of the card front and then attached the focal layer to the Soft Succulent cardstock layer. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach these layers to the card base to pop it up. To finish off the card design, I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and I used the Tailored Tag Punch to create a banner to the right end of the label. I attached it to the card front across the heart with Stampin' Dimensionals and embellished it with two small Evening Evergreen Jewels from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to take a second look at the wonderful background stamps that Stampin' Up! has to offer. There are so many possibilities to explore. The Strong Of Heart stamp set is part of Stampin' Up!'s commitment to giving back to the community and for each Strong Of Heart stamp set purchased, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to support heart health.
Now it's time to visit with the other talented Demonstrators participating in today's blog hop and see what projects they have to share. Please take the time to click on the links in the Roll Call List below to visit their blogs and we would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects.
If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you.