Stamping Repeating Images for Backgrounds

by Michelle Short April 29, 2021 1 Comment

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card to share with you using the Life Is Beautiful set. This is a really pretty set with lots of small floral images in (as well as sentiments) that you can use in lots of different ways. One way that I like to use sets like these is to create backgrounds. 

Thinking of You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off my card by taking a panel of Dove White Cardstock (4.25" x 5.5") and prepped it with an anti-static powder tool. I then took one of the floral images (a cluster of four flowers) from the Life Is Beautiful set and stamped it in the top left hand corner using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then repeated this process until the top half of the panel was stamped and heat embossed.

Thinking of You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

You could stamp all the images in one go but I wasn't sure if I would see it that well enough with the clear ink on white cardstock, so I did add the powder each time. I rotated the stamp each time too before stamping, so that it looked random on the panel. I feel that that is the best way to use these smaller images for backgrounds. 

Thinking of You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Grape Slush, Blue Hawaii and Pool Party Reactive Inks, blending down to white where the images stopped on the panel. I then splattered the panel with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist.

Whilst that was drying I die cut the Thinking of You Stamp & Cut die four times from Dove White Cardstock and once from Pitch Black Cardstock. they were layered up and added to the panel, which was then adhered to a top folding card base. To finish off, I added a few jewels with Precision Glue

I hope you will look at those smaller images a little differently now. Thanks so much for stopping by today, happy crafting! 

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1 Response

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 29, 2021

Beautiful card Michelle and a great idea to use those small stamps we all have in our stash.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful week.