Creating stamped backgrounds with your stamps is a great way to add value to your stash and your inks as well! In this video tutorial we use the Winter Wonderland A4 stamp set in Creative Stamping 62 to make this snowflake pattern for our background.
It looks like we used various shades of blue ink, but we actually only used two shades of blue. When you don’t reink your stamp between impressions you’re able to achieve various shades of one colour, therefore adding more value to your stamp inks. For this festive, Christmas card we used Tonic Hybrid Inks, but you can use any coloured ink you prefer.
We also created this leafy stamped patterned background with the same stamp set. Usually smaller stamps in a set get forgotten because on their own they don’t make much of an impact. But when you stamp them repeatedly on a background, they really make an impression (no stamp pun intended)!
To colour the vintage bug in the Winter Wonderland stamp set we used Little Tipsy Alcohol Markers and then topped our Christmas tree with some Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Glitter Kiss. This medium gives more dimension and body to your paper craft projects because it acts much like a texture paste, but perhaps not as thick. We highly recommend it for instant, high definition sparkle!
Watch the full tutorial for the step-by-step tutorial for how to create stamped backgrounds: