One Background, Two Ways!

Today we’ve invited a couple of our Creative Team members to use the same Garland Bold Prints background, to show two different ideas for this one very useful stamp! First up is Amy, who shows how quick and easy it is to mass produce mailbox-friendly holiday cards when your focal point is a large background stamp. Take it away, Amy!

I’m a big fan of the Bold Prints backgrounds and couldn’t wait to ink up Garland Bold Prints. Such a versatile print, perfect for any occasion but I’m concentrating on the holidays!

Holiday Greetings set by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

Being on a holiday cardmaking kick… mass production is the key. These were super easy to accomplish with the Garland Bold Prints and Unicorn White Pigment Ink. Other than the main panels being different colors, do you notice anything different? Here are the first two I made:

Holiday Greetings kraft blush duo by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

The sentiment is from Holiday Greetings. When I mass produce, I like to keep the design fairly simple… bonus points for being postal friendly. The Floral and Sea panels both have a smidge of glitter on the baubles:

Holiday Greetings sea floral duo by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

These were so quick to make! I can’t wait to ink up my other Bold Prints! I adore using non-traditional colors for the holidays so I think the Floral and Sea panels are my favorite!

Next up is Suzanne, with her very different take on this stamp!

Be Happy by Suzanne Dahlberg

The Garland Bold Prints background stamp is a must-have for your stamp collection – it can be used so many ways, and when I first saw it, “celebration” came to mind. Here I made a birthday card, but you can easily switch out the colors to make a baby card or congratulations card, too.

Be Happy by Suzanne Dahlberg

After stamping the background several times in a variety of colors onto white card stock, I used the “spotlight” technique to decorate the card front. To do this, I used different sized circle dies and cut the white panel, making sure to adhere those circles on the yellow card base in the place they were cut from – this helps to create continuity in the pattern from circle to circle. I then used the “Be Happy” potion of the E5998 Eat Drink Be Happy stamp to make my sentiment, and some black gems from the CH215 Neutral Mixed Accents were used to add extra bling.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these two ways for one very useful stamp. Thanks for stopping by!

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