Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Background Stamping 3 Ways

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today sharing 3 fun and unique ways to create with background cling stamps.

I’m sure all of us have at least a few background stamps in our stash. I always enjoy stretching my supplies and experimenting with new ways to use things. 

WATERCOLOR STAMPING

Background Stamping 3 Ways

I think we’ve all done a rendition of watercolor stamping with water reactive inks to give ourselves a “faux watercolor” effect… but have you ever tried this technique with actual watercolors?? The results I find are even more realistic and you also have a lot more control. This technique works best when used with a background stamp that has a lot of solid areas, like our Simon exclusive Beachy Waves stamp. 

Background Stamping 3 Ways

This card is decorated with sentiments from our You Are My Sunshine die and My Favorite Things’ Full of Sunshine stamps.

INK SMOOSHING + TONE ON TONE STAMPING

Background Stamping 3 Ways

An ink smooshed background always provides a lot of organic texture and color variations. But when you add some organic, multicolor tone on tone stamping over the top, the subtle design adds the perfect amount of interest … and is really quick and easy to do! I love using Oxide inks for this effect. It looks especially pretty with the Hero Arts Blowing in the Wind stamp.

Background Stamping 3 Ways

This card is embellished with die cut florals from Hero Arts’ Dandelion and Leaves set, plus a sentiment from the Big Hugs die by Birch Press Design.

INKED EMBOSS RESIST + MORE INKING

Background Stamping 3 Ways

I feel like this double-whammy technique takes emboss resist to the next level! When you clear emboss (or clear glitter emboss in my case), you end up trapping the inking under the embossing powder. Then take MORE ink and blend over the entire panel once more. The embossing powder naturally resists the ink and leaves you with a truly unique color array.

Background Stamping 3 Ways

To keep the background the focus of this card, I went simple with decorating. I cut out the word “hi” from the Big Hi die by the Stamp Market and popped it up off the card with a supporting sentiment from our Moments of Grace stamp set. Sequins and paint splatters add embellishment.

Want to see all these background stamping techniques in action? Make sure you tune into the video below to see how I created each one!

Thanks for stopping by today and spending time with me. I will be back again very soon with more inspiration to share!

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  1. Nina-Marie, what fun ideas for backgrounds. The one I really want to try is the embossing resist technique. Love the colors and fun background stamps you used! Thanks so much!

  2. Great techniques! I especially like the ink emboss resist ink again! And your inky fingers! Very cute!

  3. Absolutely beautiful Nina and the techniques are fun. Can’t wait to try them.
    Congratulations to Simon’s winners this week!

  4. I love the ink smooshing and tone on tone stamping of the second card. It reminds me of Orange Soda Pop. The hugs die is a must have.

  5. Bravo for these wonderful projects and sparking inspiration
    Loved them all but the last one is the one i will do first

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