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Video: Gradient Background Stamping

by Janette Kausen August 20, 2018 15 Comments

Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts blog! Today I am sharing an easy technique to spice up background stamping and framing it with a glittery inlaid border. I'm featuring the Floral Doily Bold Prints cling stamp.

I have also created a video tutorial. It is a fun technique I encourage you to try. I would be delighted if you create along with me. Many supplies used are likely already in your crafty arsenal! 

If you’re having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

This technique relies heavily on a MISTI Stamping Platform. When the MISTI was introduced a few years ago, it elevated the stamping game to a whole new level. I use, at least one, nearly every time I stamp. 

I chose Rose Madder, Indigo and Grape Juice inks, but I had a hard time deciding because this technique is beautiful in so many color combinations. Mount Floral Doily Bold Prints cling stamp in MISTI and ink up top third in Rose Madder. Dab off the ink lightly where the pink will overlap the blue, for a smooth transition. Remember, you can always add ink, but it is very difficult, if not impossible to remove it, so tread lightly. Stamp again with pink, building color as necessary. Repeat with Indigo in the middle third, dabbing off color at the top and bottom where it will blend with the colors above and below. Repeat with Grape Juice for the bottom third of the card panel.

Once stamping is complete, use 2 larger Nesting Infinity Rectangle dies that are close in size to die cut a narrow border into the stamped panel and again into gold glitter paper. Die cut "Hello" with brackets included in the Luggage Tag Alphabet dies. Ink blend lower half of letters with Rose Madder by adhering them to the sticky side of blue painters tape.

Adhere large stamped border to Snow Folded Card base with liquid glue for wiggle room. Then, adhere gold glitter frame. Nest it right up to, but not overlapping the outer border. Adhere the inner rectangle. Finally, adhere the sentiment and a few gold sequins from the Champagne Mix.

There are several tips included in the video to make this an easy process.

If you've been inspired to create, please tag us on social media. We'd love to see what you are up to!

Happy Crafting!





Janette Kausen
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15 Responses

Terri
Terri

August 29, 2018

Hi love your card, curious what tool your using to apply your sequins?

Thanks,
Terri

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

August 23, 2018

pretty, love the inlaid gold piece too!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

August 21, 2018

What a great idea! I’ve got quite a few of Hero Art’s background stamps and I can see this technique working well with most of them. Thanks!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

August 21, 2018

I love this card and thank you for the video. I definitely want to try these techniques and a video makes it so much easier for me to follow.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 21, 2018

Beautiful background so pleased I added it to my order. Thank you for the inspection

Debbie P
Debbie P

August 20, 2018

Beautiful card

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 20, 2018

Beautiful card and great background technique. I love the gradient coloring of the doily and the half tone on the letters. Thanks for the inspiration.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 20, 2018

Love it completely Janette, it’s such an elegant card with the small gold frame between the gorgeous background you made. Thanks for such an great idea!

Margaret
Margaret

August 20, 2018

Beautiful! Thanks so much for the tips on making a border with infinity dies and holding letters in place on painter’s tape – those will both come in handy!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 20, 2018

Love that background technique.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 20, 2018

Lovely card!

Helen
Helen

August 20, 2018

Janette, this is a lovely card. I appreciate the great techniques you shared in your video for the coloring and inlay frame. Can’t wait to try them myself—especially lining up the letters on painters tape for coloring. tfs

El Difani Ivens
El Difani Ivens

August 20, 2018

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Lagene
Lagene

August 20, 2018

Awesome card, I love the gold frame and added color on the sentiment! Thanks for the video!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 20, 2018

It’s so beautiful!! That stamp is going onto my wish list!!