Dimensional Stamped Backgrounds + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun way to take stamped backgrounds and add dimension. It is amazing how much this changes the look of a card!

Dimensional Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Like many of you, I am always looking for ways to get new looks from products I have. Today’s technique can completely change the look of background stamps… making something fun and dimensional.

My first card features the new Simon Says Stamp Bohemian Lace Background Stamp. I white heat embossed this awesome background on white cardstock. I then taped together three dies – one from the Hero Arts 12 Point Star Infinity Die Set and two from the Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die Set. I used these to cut from the center of my embossed background… and four other pieces of white cardstock. I inked each of the background-stamped pieces with different colors of Distress Ink and then adhered them together on a card with the extra die cut pieces stacked behind the sun and ring. This extra dimension is amazing in real life!

Dimensional Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my sentiment, I stacked three white and one black “sunshine” die cuts from the from the Simon Say Stamp You Are My Sunshine Die… and added “is coming” from the Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons Sayings Stamp Set.

Here you can check out the dimension and how you can still see the continuous pattern of the Simon Says Stamp Bohemian Lace Background Stamp across the pieces.

Dimensional Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my second example, I used another great new background stamp – the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds Background Stamp. After white heat embossing it on white cardstock, I cut along the square pattern, being sure to keep the pieces in order so I could put them back together like a puzzle. I then inked each square and glued them on a card… with craft foam under every other square for dimension. Definitely worth the time it took!

Dimensional Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also sprayed the background with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for sparkle. The sentiment combines a stacked “summer” Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons die cut and and a white heat embossed “happy” Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons Sayings.

Dimensional Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


The products I used today are part of the new Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release. This release is wonderful with a great variety of products designed by my favorite people. You can see them all HERE.


Interested in winning 3 new Simon Says Stamp products? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/21/18 telling me your favorite product from this new Simon Says Stamp release. You can find it all HERE. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or Simon Says Stamp branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)

Simon Says Stamp Bohemian Lace…
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Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons Sayings…
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Simon Say Stamp You Are My Sunshine Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons Dies
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Hero Arts 12 Point Star Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cut Machine
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Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
[ SSS ]

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387 thoughts on “Dimensional Stamped Backgrounds + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Jennifer you are such a genius! I love what you did with the gorgeous SSS backgrounds.
    From this new release I think the Center Cut Fancy Flower Background is awesome. I love all the center cut stamps for SSS. So versatile.

  2. I probably like the Playful Messages best. They make me chuckle. 🙂 But really, so many good options with this release!

  3. Such wonderful cards!!! I have to say that the new ones I like are the ones you used for these cards!! Just love them!!

  4. LOVING the ENTIRE Release!! The SWEET New Stamp Sets are FUN and I ALWAYS LOVE the Word Dies!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! <3

  5. What a an amazing technique, so creative! So had to choose a favorite product from this release but I love the cute say hello critters!

  6. I like the “you are my sunshine” and the “four seasons” dies! But your card with the deco diamond stamp is very nice, love the colors. Then again ALL you cards are awesome!

  7. I love the Playful Messages stamp set! I love how playful the sentiments are! Its already got my mind creating!

  8. I really like what you did with the squares on the background stamp. I also need to get the jewel picker!!

  9. Hi Jennifer,I’m rather new to the card making world, but since I found your youtube channel and your blog with all of your amazing ideas, I’m hooked! I love the way you make your videos, great instructions, visuals and your voice overs are sooo pleasant to listen to. Keep up the great work!

  10. Gorgeous cards! My favorite from the release is the Four Seasons stamp set. Very versatile!

  11. I love the Bohemian Lace Stamp. It looked like it would be impossible to make the card, but your specific directions made me think I could also do it. Many thanks for your great video. Ann Tolman

  12. Jennifer! I so look forward to your card making tips and designs! I love the 1st dimensional card! That bohemian background stamp rocks!! I use the same layering technique with words that I did cut. Funny, but I’ve never thought of use this technique with shapes or backgrounds!!! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. I am in love with that Bohemian Lace background stamp you used tonight! Absolutely love it, there are so many things to do with that stamp that are going through my head right now and that’s including what you just shared with us which btw is totally awesome. Looks like I will be going through all of my background stamps to see what I can do with them now, LOL!! Thanks for sharing another great idea with us!!

  14. I love the full card Marilyn Wafer die. It is absolutely beautiful! It is my first choice but all of those beautiful background stamps are amazing. Thank you for showing so many ways we can use products. I always learn so much.

  15. I especially like the spring flowers stamp and, after seeing how you used deco diamonds, I really like it too! Your cards are wonderful– thanks for sharing the video!

  16. Your cards are beautiful – I especially liked the second card. The dimension and colors are fabulous. My favorite new product is the Playful Messages. I just adore the sassy sentiments.

  17. Fabulous cards, as always! Favorite thing from this release? Wow, that is a hard choice. I think I’ll go with the Center Cut Fancy background stamp as it is such a fun concept and I don’t have any background stamps where the center pops out.

  18. I like Four Seasons saying stamp set and the Cloud for days stencil! Can’t wait to get those! Thanks for this video tutorial!

  19. Thank you for your inspiration to use those supplies in another way.
    Beautiful cards.
    I like “Marilyn Full Card Die”, “Solar Burst Stencil” and the “Four Seasons Sayings Stamp Set”.

  20. I loved bohemian lace, but what you did with deco diamonds was fun, too. Can’t make a choice. Want them all.

  21. Fantastic cards! I would never have guessed that sun burst card was done using bohemian lace. Both cards have made me more interested in the background stamps used and I’ll also be taking a different look at other background stamps in my collection. As for my favorite product . . . tough choice but I think I will go with the spring flower burst. It will be great for making card sets to give as gifts to people who love to color.

  22. Wonderful cards as usual, Jennifer! This is a very fun collection by Simon Says! My favorite is the Bohemian background stamp and the sunburst stencil looks really fun!

  23. I absolutely love these cards, especially the card using the Bohemian Lace Stamp and Star Infinity Dies. I saw this on the Simon Say Stamp Instagram. I usually just save the photo of the card and move on, but this particular card got me to dig into your blog and YouTube. Your designs are inspirational to me, and now I have a list of purchases. Thank you so much!

  24. Amazing cards as always! All the different ideas you come up with amaze me. I would have to say I like the Deco Diamonds Background Stamp and the Solar Burst stencil the most.

  25. I really like the Bohemian lace background stamp.
    Lovely cards as usual. thanks for sharing!

  26. My faves are the deco diamond stamp and the technique you did – that turned out great! also like the You are my sunshine die words.

  27. this is my first blog hop…I have no idea what I’m doing and am almost overwhelmed with ideas, but I feel lost. It’s so nice to see a familiar face! I guess I’ll just keep clicking and watching and commenting and quit when I can no longer see straight

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