This background stamp does all the work with a little help from some distress inks. I smooshed the inks onto the background and then used water to move it around. Super easy, messy, and beautiful!
This background stamp is from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) but you can find them everywhere! They can be more expensive than a regular stamp set, but totally worth the investment. Background stamps are great tools to have on hand and can be used for a ton of different projects in lots of different ways. Enjoy!
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NOTE: I’m trying a new format with this blog. Just a short explanation and the list of supplies, with links, that I’ve used. Let me know in the comments if you miss the step by step instruction and process photos or, if this will work just fine for you. Thanks! 😊
- Stamping Platform (This is a link to The Misti. The one I use is no longer available, but they all do the same thing.)
- SSS – Floral Mix Background
- Watercolor Paper
- Versamark watermark ink pad (or any sticky ink)
- Embossing powder – Brutus Monroe Alabaster White
- Embossing powder – Ranger Black Super Fine Detail
- Purple Tape
- Baby Powder (or any anti-static)
- Fluffy brush
- Wagner Heat Tool
- Hardboard Panel
- Non-stick work surface
- Distress Inks:
- Candied Apple
- Spiced Marmalade
- Mustard Seed
- Mowed Lawn
- Blueprint Sketch
- Distress Spray Bottle with water
- Paper Towel
- Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set – Thinking of You
- My Favorite Things – Little Hello
- Waffleflower A2 Layers Die
- Sizzix die set – Square Frame
- Spellbinders Platinum 6 Manual Die Cutting Machine, (this is the machine I use the most)
- Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock
- Heavyweight Black Cardstock
- Black Glitter cardstock
- Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
- Distress Collage Medium – Matte Glue
- SSS – Reverse Sentiment Strips – Happy
- SSS – Sentiment Strips – Birthdays
- SSS – Sentiment Labels Die Set
- Tim Holtz Titanium Scissors – Small
- Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Comfort Paper Trimmer
- Mini Scoring Board
- Teflon Bone Folder
- Art Glitter liquid glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Foam Tape
- Xacto Knife set
- Tim Holtz Craft Shears – 9″
- 3D Foam Squares
- Studo Katia – Iridescent Bubbles
- Jewel Picker by Marvy
Note: I am currently not affiliated with any company. I’ve made links available to the companies I shop from. Feel free to shop around.
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Mail your cards ASAP so others can benefit from the beauty and joy! Remember, if mailing a card with layers and embellishments in the US, be sure and buy “non-machinable” postage so your cards don’t get smooshed in the USPS postal machines.
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Blessings & Hugs,