Hello! I am back today with a way to use small stamps to create colorful backgrounds. This is a great way to put tiny images to good use!
Take a look at your stamp sets. I bet almost all of them have tiny little “filler” images. They often go unused. However, with this technique you can use them to create a background with blended color.
The sentiment and the heart images are from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set. (More info on that below.) And the inks? You can use any inks you want – I just grabbed some of my favorite colors. Here are combos I used in case you want to make the same – all are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post:
CARD 1: Hero Arts Bubble Gum, WPlus9 Miami Spice, Hero Arts Bubble Gum
CARD 2: Altenew Dusk, Ocean Waves and Sea Glass (these colors are divine!)
CARD 3: Altenew Ocean Waves and Forest Glades, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel and Hot Lips
These cards really came together quickly once I got going. I plan to make more, but using small stars for a birthday card.
Here are three related videos you may be interested in:
- Quick Tip Video on creating soft backgrounds.
- Stamping small images in a circle.
- Stamping small images into a shape.
The Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set I used today is a special one. To support the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge, Hero Arts is donating 25% of the profits of this stamp set to the Kind Campaign to help end bullying. A great stamp set – an even better cause. (If you would like to join me in donating directly to the Kind Campaign, just head HERE.)
Interested in winning one of the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Sets? I have THREE to give away! (I bought a bunch to giveaway, so the donation will be made still.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/10/15 telling me your go-to color combination. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.