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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Background Stamping

Hi guys! I'm back again to show off my latest creation. :)

I've always loved the look of cards with script stamping. Those big block rubber background stamps give cards such cool details -- especially when you don't necessarily want to add texture to the card and just want to use ink and stamps. So when I got the chance to use the Stampin Up "script, Irish Blessing" stamp, I went for it! It was a learning process that's for sure...



After inking up the stamp, I tried stamping it onto my cardstock...only to discover that I wasn't pressing hard enough or something, 'cause what I got was cardstock with the inked image...and lots of empty spaces where nothing had transferrred!!! So I tried again. This time I made sure to precisely ink up the WHOLE stamp (in case that was the problem) and then stamped it on my cardstock, making sure I pressed really hard on every part of the block. Same result!!! Grr!!! I was getting frustrated!! Not to mention wasting perfectly good cardstock!!! :(

Finally, after multiple attempts and the same results, I decided to try a different approach. This time I inked up the block stamp...but instead of stamping onto the cardstock, I took the cardstock and pressed it onto my stamp (which was lying upright on the table of course). I made sure to lightly press all over the cardstock...and when I pulled the cardstock off the stamp...what do you know -- a perfectly stamped background!!! :)

Trial and error. Lots of patience. I've learned something new. And next time I won't be afraid of wasting cardstock, 'cause this technique is now tried and true -- and works everytime! (I stamped multiple backgrounds so I know it wasn't just luck. :p It really works everytime!)

Anyways, enough of about all that stamping drama!!! I'm sure you all want to see my card, eh???

I stamped the Script background stamp with red ink. Next, I stamped a beautiful  LOVE clear stamp onto some plain white Vellum paper I've had in my stash forever.




I love Vallum on cards, but it just never seems to fit for any of my cards. With this stamped background it was perfect! :) I love that you can see the script underneath, but it's not so overpowering and the "Love" stamp is still the focal point of the card.


Finally, I added two tiny butterfly cutouts and of course some bling. :)

It's a simple card, but because of the stamped background paper there's still lots of detail. Background stamps are soooooooooo cool!!! :)


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :) ...and all your kind comments. You make blogging and showcasing my work that much more fun! :)


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20 comments:

  1. Such an elegant creation... love what you did with the parchment paper.

    Monica

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  2. WOW this is so elegant, Love that you have stamped the script in red, Thanks for playing along with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

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  3. Super card. The strip of vellum is a great finishing touch.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Large wood block stamps can be a problem hun (well, they are for me anyway) so I am so glad you tried and tried again, because the end result is just gorgeous! Hugs Sxx

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  5. Well done for persevering with the large background stamp - the end result is fabulous

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  6. Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!
    Angela DT

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  7. an elegant and lovely card!Nice colorcombination!

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  8. Hola Divinity, gorgeous card, great idea the vellum, fantastic your background.Good work.
    hugs from Palma de Mallorca

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  9. Lovely card, the script background is beautiful

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the Irish Blessing background & great tip on using the large stamp.
    Sharon xx
    My Card

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  11. I love the look of script behind the vellum! Beautiful card!

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  12. Love this Blessing and you have made such a beautiful card with it.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  13. Your script looks FAB, despite it filling all the white sapce.
    Stunning card

    Thanks very much
    mandi
    LIM

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  14. Your card is amazing!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR!!

    ~Jenn~

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  15. Oh this is gorgeous and so elegant

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Love the script and the soft look of the vellum on top. x

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  17. What a pretty card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  18. Your card is soooooo pretty. I have tried that background stamp technique and it really is a good one. Nice of you to share.

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  19. This is so elegant and pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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