Creating Focal Points with a Background Stamp

by Jayne Nelson February 09, 2021 2 Comments

After months of cold temperatures and snow, I’m beyond anxious for warm weather and sunshine. This month’s collection of tropical themed add-on products is exactly that - sun and fun. Today, I’m sharing a pair of cards that I made with the beautiful Island Fruits Bold Prints stamp. The images on this stamp not only make a lovely background, but they can also be used to create striking, tropical focal points on your cards.

To make my cards, I started by making a pair of top-folding card bases with Peony and Meadow cardstock. Then, to create a muted background for each card, I simply stamped the Island Fruits Bold Prints stamp onto trimmed panels of the same cardstock with similar ink colors - Soft Pink and Green Hills. Before securing the panels to the card bases with foam tape, I stamped a “sunny” sentiment from the Sunflower Field HeroScape set onto each one. For the pink card, I stamped the sentiment with Intens-ified Black ink. For the green card, I stamped the sentiment with Clear Embossing & Watermark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.

To create focal images for these cards, I stamped the entire Island Fruits Bold Prints stamp onto a square piece of Dove White cardstock with Intens-ified Black ink. Then, I selected the images that I wanted for my cards and colored them with colored pencils. There are plenty of images in this background so it was easy to color enough for both cards. In fact, there are enough images to make three or four cards.

Next, I used scissors to fussy cut around each image, leaving a narrow white edge around each one. I also used a small paper punch to punch a hole in the center of the pineapple ring. I secured one pineapple to each card with foam tape and then secured the remaining items to both cards with Precision Glue. For a final touch, I added a trio of Sunset enamel dots to each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Next time that you use a background stamp, perhaps you might want to explore also making it your focal point. Happy crafting!

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CG837 Island Fruits Bold Prints -...
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CM411 Sunflower Field HeroScape -...
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PS300 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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AF168 Soft Pink Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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AF209 Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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PW110 White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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GW101 Precision Glue - Hero Arts
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2 Responses

Nancy Dreier
Nancy Dreier

February 16, 2021

These cards are so cute and inspiring! I love how you used the stamp’s images to create the focal points! Thank you for sharing!!!

Henriëtte M.
Henriëtte M.

February 12, 2021

Gorgeous cards and great way to use a background stamp Jayne.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.