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Background Building Techniques

Hello and welcome! I am glad you are here. Today I have a video showing how to easily and quickly build backgrounds to get many different looks from your stamps. It is addictive!

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video is not visible, please head HERE to YouTube to watch. 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. Thank you for supporting my work!]

One of the best ways to get more life from your stamps is to use them for backgrounds. Buy using Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK), you can use multiple images together to quickly build fun backgrounds. My video shares many ideas!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


YOU’RE ON MY MIND CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Embroidered Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK)
Gina K Be The Rainbow Stamp Set (SSS | GK) – sentiment
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
Gina K Dye Inks (SSS | GK)
Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush (SSS | PM)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
White Gelly Roll Pen
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK)
MISTI Stamping Tool

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MISSING YOU CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Embroidered Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK)
Gina K Designs A Big Hello Card Kit – sentiment
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
Gina K Dye Inks (SSS | GK)
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
Gina K Silver Metallic Cardstock
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK)
MISTI Stamping Tool

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Embroidered Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK)
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder Sending Dies (SSS | PF)
Gina K Dye Inks (SSS | GK)
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK)
MISTI Stamping Tool
• Vellum

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Designs A Big Hello Card Kit
Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls
Verdigris Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates (SSS | GK)
MISTI Stamping Tool

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


ALWAYS HERE CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Embroidered Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK)
Gina K Be The Rainbow Stamp Set (SSS | GK) – stamp sentiment
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder Sending Dies (SSS | PF)
Gina K Dye Inks (SSS | GK)
Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush (SSS | PM)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
MISTI Stamping Tool

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Background Building Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


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Have a wonderful week!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gina K Embroidered Flowers Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Designs A Big Hello Card Kit
[ GNK ]
Gina K Be The Rainbow Stamp Set
[ GNK | SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder…
[ PNK | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
[ SSS ]
Gina K Mega Wreath Builder Templates
[ GNK | SSS ]
Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
[ SSS | PNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Gina K Dye Inks
[ GNK | SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Verdigris Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Connect Glue – Gina K Designs
[ GNK | SSS ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Sand Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Silver Metallic Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tape Dispenser
[ AMZUS ]
T Ruler
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls
[ SSS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
White Gelly Roll Pens 3 Sizes
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]


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15 thoughts on “Background Building Techniques”

  1. Love these techniques and another use for all those stamp sets. Outstanding. Hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for all you do!

  2. WOWZA! You never cease to amaze! Creative backgrounds and so easy to do!! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and your love of stamping! You are BLESSING!

  3. What a great technique, so simple but stunning result!
    Thank you so much Jennifer for an other great video tutorial and technique to stretch our stamps.
    Hope the flu is gone now completely and wish you a wonderful day.

  4. From someone who is not a visionary, you so inspire me with these beautiful cards and techniques 🙂. Absolutely love the colors and arrangements.
    Also, wondering if you are going to have another of your $100 sales again soon. I wanted to get in on the last one, but my computer was acting up and I couldn’t get through to request. Thanks so much.

  5. Thank you for another inspiring video! Gina K’s wreath builder is so clever and I’m excited about having a new way to use it! BTW You are a wonderful teacher!

  6. Beautiful cards as usual. I really thought that black one was metallic when you showed it first. Then you said it was white ink with colored ink on top, to which I said “no way!”. You are a card wizard! Thank you so much for the videos… I can’t tell you how much you’ve taught me… it’s a LOT! 🙂

  7. Although I’m late getting to this, I’m so glad to hear you sounding better than the last video. Praise God!
    I can’t believe how much you taught me in this video! Or maybe re-taught me! I love the white ink on the black, then adding color! Gotta do that! And that specialty embossing powder, Wow!! Such beautiful Gina K stamps, too! We are just finishing a major remodel. If I make it through unpacking without anymore back damage, I’ll soon be ready to craft, craft, craft! Thank you for always inspiring me! Hugz!

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