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Video: Custom Background Card using Small Stamps with May Sukyong Park

Video: Custom Background Card using Small Stamps with May Sukyong Park

Hi, crafty friends! It's MayIt's been a while since I created my own background using small stamps, and I had so much fun making this floral background card.

Video Tutorial

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube. This video includes:

  • How to stamp your images in balance when you create a stamped background
  • How to hide your coloring imperfection
  • How to add details on your stamped/colored background
  • How to choose a right sentiment that works well for your card design
  • Behind-the-scenes of my craft desk – I hope you relate to my messy desk!

I started by stamping the small floral images on a piece of A2 size white cardstock with Permanent Black Ink. FYI, I used the following stamp sets: Sweet Treats and Happy Everything.

Then I colored my images with Copic Sketch Markers. I didn't add any shading on the images, but simple coloring to enhance the simplicity of my floral images.

Next, I colored my background with Copic Marker E70 Ash Rose to create a vintage look of my floral pattern background. 

After my background was done, I die cut the floral frame twice using the Floral Frame with a Swan Die Set out of my background panel and white fun form.

Then I mounted my panel on the A2 size white top folding card base using a glue tape. After attaching two die cut frame using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze, I inlaid my frame on the opening of my background panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Word Series: Dream Stamp Set with  Embossing Ink on a piece of Lagoon Cardstock and heat embossed it using White Detail Embossing Powder.

Then I cut out my sentiment into a thin banner and mounted it on the card front using 3M foam tape.

To finish off my card, I added some tiny dots on the center of my flowers using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops Black and around them with a black pen.

That's all for today! Hope my card inspired you to give your own custom background a try. Happy crafting!

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