Video: Background Stamp Ideas + CASE Study Challenge + Discount Code!

Hey! I have lots to share today. But the good news? I also have a 15% off discount code for you! Keep reading…

This is my last week as this month’s guest muse over at the CASE Study Challenge Blog. Each month they take a few older cards from a guest muse and use them as inspiration for new ideas. (Here are my previous cards: Card 1, Card 2 and Card 3.) A great site – check it out.

Today’s inspiration is from THIS card I created awhile back…

I have two cards – both showing fun ways to get more from your background stamps.

I adore the new Hero Arts Tiny Stars Background that I used on these cards. Good for so many occasions! And the Small Scallops Background is great for the fun strips.

Perfect Pearls gives some great shine to the new Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink background. And the Typewriter Alphabet Letters are great for forming a greeting when you could use some round elements to break up a card design with lots of straight lines.

I am really loving designs with stamped strips. (Sorry I have been doing them a lot lately.) It is a great way to use any products you may have.

That Vertical Arrow Background is awesome. Simply awesome. I will be using it. A lot.

And the “oh what fun” image is from a holiday stamp set. Love using holidays stamps on non-holiday cards…

For all the supplies used for these cards, please just scroll down and check out the thumbnails.

I also wanted to let you know that the awesome folks over at Simon Says Stamp have provided my readers with a 15% off discount on all Hero Arts goodies! (Including all the NEW products… such as the ones I used today.) Just use the code “HAHOL13″ by August 31 while shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You can find all the new Hero Arts products HERE. There are lots of new things – inks, stencils, holiday stamps and more. Here is a peek:

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!


23 CommentsHero Arts, Videos

  1. Such fun cards! I love those new backgrounds.

  2. Gorgeous cards, Jennifer! I love what you’ve done with the new backgrounds. Thanks for the coupon code, too. I must go shopping!!

  3. Susan

    Gorgeous cards and thanks for the coupon code!

  4. Love both cards! So fun how you used the background stamps for your colorful strips! Thank you for the coupon code too – yay! :)

  5. Great video, Jennifer. Love the “off the edges” look – I must give this a try. Thanks for the discount code too.

  6. Solgunnf

    Thank you for the inspiration and the discount code too. Love SSS and Hero Arts stamp. Not sold in my country.

  7. Wow!! LOVING your cards and the FUN video!! THANKS for sharing the code and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  8. Brenda

    Love your cards and the video – thanks so much for sharing your techniques and for the coupon code!

  9. Mary-Anne V.

    Really love how you stretch your stamps…thanks for the video and great cards.

  10. Really pretty cards!! LOVE distress inks, and that starry background stamp is so gorgeous :)

  11. Splendid cards as usual. Love the vertical arrows BG stamp and how you’ve used it.

    TFS, Jennifer

  12. Beautiful cards, love the style

  13. Renee C.

    Really great way to use background stamps – thank you! What size envelopes are needed for the cards you show here? Thanks again :)

  14. Gorgeous cards Jennifer. Love that background stamp and also the colors. TFS the code and ideas.

  15. you always come up with cool ways to stretch background stamps, Jennifer! these are fab! thank you for the inspiration!

  16. Tracy

    Jennifer I have a question…how do the background stamps work on a 12 X 12 piece of paper? Say for a Halloween background, you may would want the stars all over…do you have to be careful not to overlap? Just wondering…love the cards and the techniques! You are a great inspiration! Thanks!

  17. Tracy

    good idea…thanks! and thanks for the discount!! Have a great weekend!

  18. diana

    Great cards & great video! Thanks for keeping it real. ;-)

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