4-For-1 Background Magic! + FREE GIFT!

Hi! This is one of those videos that I really LOVED doing… and think you will LOVE doing the techniques, too!

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. 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 and product disclosure is below. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

I really hope you will try this layering approach to making backgrounds.

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.


View Card Bookmark Card ALL IS CALM CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Intersecting Lines Stamp (SSS)
SSS CZ Designs Holiday Typewriter Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Holly Sprigs Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Patterned Circles Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card THANKFUL FLOWERS CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Spindle Flower Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tumble Leaf Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card IN MY THOUGHTS CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmic Butterfly Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Intersecting Lines Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Grit Paste (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Patterned Circles Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card HOPE AND HEALING CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Intersecting Lines Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmic Butterfly Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Artwork Grid Plate Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Borders Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Grit Paste (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card HERE FOR YOU CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Gliding Butterflies Embossing Folder + Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Detail Petal Plate (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card SENDING HUGS CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Billow Butterfly Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Intersecting Lines Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Rhythm Link Pinpoint Plate Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card SO MUCH LOVE CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Bountiful Blooms Embossing Folder + Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmic Butterfly Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Grit Paste (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Glitter (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card SENDING HOPE CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmic Butterfly Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Grit Paste (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Glitter (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card HALLOWEEN MANOR CARD – Creating multiple backgrounds with layering of many products.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Haunted Manor Embossing Folder + Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons Patterns Stencils (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Glitter (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Artsy Pumpkin Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink (SSS)
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink (SSS)
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


FREE GIFT + BLOG PARTY

To celebrate STAMPtember (a month-long celebration of stamping), Simon Says Stamp is giving a FREE die set with a $30+ purchase! Use the code “BWDS” through 9/3/2023. Shop HERE.

To learn more about STAMPtember, watch THIS video.

For more inspiration, Simon Says Stamp is having a Blog Party. Head here for more ideas!


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  at my disclosure page. All products were personally purchased except the SSS products which were gifted/provided/sponsored by 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.

Simon Says Stamp Layered Cosmic…
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Simon Says Stamp Intersecting Lines…
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Simon Says Stamp Checking In Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Lined Arches Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Floral Borders Stencil
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Patterned Circles…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fanfare Frame Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Floral Whimsy Stencils
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp All The Balloons…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Artsy Pumpkin Stamps
[ SSS ]
SSS CZ Designs Holiday Typewriter…
[ SSS ]
SSS CZ Designs Holiday Typewriter Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Holly Sprigs Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Tumble Leaf…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Spindle Flower Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Bountiful Blooms…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Folksy Cats Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Haunted Manor…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Gliding Butterflies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Petal Plate
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Artwork Grid Plate Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Billow Butterfly Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Rhythm Link Pinpoint…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Glitter
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Snowfall Grit Paste
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively…
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Pawsitively Saturated Ink Cubes
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Samp White Pigment Ink
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Metallic Silver Pigment Ink
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Metallic Gold Pigment Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Brayers
[ SSS ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
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The Ink Stand
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Simon Says Stamp Stamp & Stencil Mat
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Waffle Flower 6.5″ x 8.5″ Grip Mat
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp A2 Placement Guides
[ SSS ]
Blank Stencil Material
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Reinker
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS ]


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78 thoughts on “4-For-1 Background Magic! + FREE GIFT!”

  1. Dear Jennifer –
    I so appreciate you and your comments in addition to your crafting prowess. I’ve had a rough start to the school year with several scheduling mix-ups at my school plus trying to help two or three colleagues who are in a not-great place with sick relatives or are ill themselves. Then I had surgery yesterday. My procedure went great but no doubt, it was a stressor. I really thank you for your comments… you are so insightful. One thing that really stresses me out is spending and then not using my supplies. I love the advice to use the supplies we have and try them out even if we just dabble and have fun w/ no apparent end in mind right off the bat.

    Your cards all turned out great but even if you had just made the m-media backgrounds, this video and post would have been a success. Thanks again –
    Lori S in PA

  2. Thank you for this video! I’ve always wanted to do some mixed media to use on cards but wasn’t sure where to begin. I can see how this would be relaxing! Thanks for always listing the products used with the links. It is so helpful!

  3. Love the white on all the cards, I don’t think about making a darker background and use more white on the focus on the card.
    Thank you again for all your ideas Jennifer!

    1. A truck full of fantastic ideas. I can’t wait to get started. There is always something to be thankful for…but wow..some days you really have to dig for it. Glad you found your MOJO as these were great! Thank you for such informative ideas, tips and tricks.

  4. Wow, what a fabulous array of cards! I love the butterfly card with the 12 squares BG; love that design. Your cards are so colorful & happy!

  5. Wow, what a wonderful group of cards you created and I absolutely love the BG’s you made in the beginning! Your videos are the BEST! Sue

  6. As always FABULOUS cards & technique. You never fail to wow me and to inspire me with your creativity. I love that I can watch one of your videos and not only be WOWED but learn something in the process. I especially love that you remind us to use what we already have and to mix the old with the new. GREAT job Jennifer McGuire, You’ve done it again. ((Take care of that shoulder, I’m sending all the “feel better vibes” I can sent your way))

  7. Amazing techniques to use products! Beautiful backgrounds as always, and still learning from you! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  8. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this video. I used supplies I’ve not touched in many years. With the techniques you shared I’m inspired to use them over and over again.

  9. WOW! What amazing cards. I cannot wait to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration, you have such fun ideas. Thank You for sharing your talent with all of us.

  10. This is fantastic – thank you so much Jennifer! I love how you used all these new products, but as you said, this technique will work with any supplies!

  11. This was a great video, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing how creating these backgrounds helped ease your troubled heart. Love your approach to Making Art. Your insights and tips are appreciated as always. Keep shining your light!

  12. I would have said this technique was not for me, but I LOVE these backgrounds and can’t wait to find time to play with these multi-media backgrounds! Thanks, this was so much fun to watch!

  13. I really enjoyed this video, can’t wait to try it…
    my favorite card was the colorful butterflies,
    but all the backgrounds were beautiful!

  14. This is such a beautiful video and yes, it turned my bad into a happy I got this kind of day! Thank you, I have watched this video at least 3 times already….super helpful and happy! Melissa

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