Tuesday 8 November 2016

Building background with a single stamp

Hi everybody!

Sindhura here and I hope you are all doing good.

Today I have a fun technique to share with you. I love making backgrounds with stamps by stamping them randomly. The outcome always is fun. This time, I decided to make a more symmetric background. I used only one stamp to make it. It does take a bit of time but it is worth it when the recipient is someone special. :)

Here is the completed card. I made a video tutorial where I show you how to make the stamped panel with birds.

Steps to make this card-

1. Stamp the image you want to use on a pice of scrap paper and measure the height of the image. This helps in spacing of the images later.
2. Day a horizontal line at one inch from the top. Take it as a guide line and stamp the images side by side.
3. Next, rotate your cardstock piece 180° and stamp the bird upside down in the middle of the two birds in the top row. Take a scale and draw a line where the tail of the bird ends. Stamp the rest of the birds still you finish filling all the space between birds.
4. Repeat the process until you get to the end of the page.
5. Trim the paper to the size you want and assemble it like you see in the picture.
6. Since the ongoing challenge is 'geometric', I decided that I would add a geometric element other than the rectangles on my card. So I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut a circle around it.

I made a video which makes it easier to understand. You can watch the video here or HERE.                                                                                                                                                  

Supplies used-
Waffle flowers- Leafy stamp set
Hero Arts inks- Urban (by Kelly)
Simple Stories- Posh 6x6 paper pad

Thanks for visiting today!    



  1. very pretty background! thanks for taking the time and effort to make a video tutorial, it truly makes things easier to understand!

    1. Thanks Preety! Glad you found it useful.

  2. Wow awesome card Sindhu. Super cool technique to create bg using tiny images :)


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