Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Get Well Wishes

Or, 'Thinking Outside the Background Stamp Box' :)

You know how much I love to stamp my own backgrounds, and I can't say enough about the background stamps that Waltzingmouse carries. But how about those other stamps? They can be backgrounds, too! This is one of my favorite techniques - I hope with a little inspiration you will love it, too.

Pull out some of your favorite sets and take a look at them - are there similar images (or words) that you could group together? Or what about one image that would look great repeated? I used the birdcage image from the Asian Gardens set to create a fun, trendy background for my card.
I stamped the image repeatedly right onto some patterned paper (Monday from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday collection) for a one-of-a-kind look. The sentiment and frame is from Fancy Phrases. A big tissue paper rose, spritzed with Antique Linen reinker and Perfect Pearls adds some vintage glam.

Isn't that fun?!? What a way to add more mileage to your stamps!

Here are some other cards I've made using this same technique for an extra oomph of inspiration!

For My Valentine

It's Your Day

Birthday Wishes

So, how about it? Inspired to create some of your own backgrounds? I hope so! And I hope you'll share, too!

Have a fantastic evening!


Asian Gardens, Fancy Phrases - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Raspberry Fizz - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Monday from the Girl Friday collection - Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Vintage Cream Grosgrain ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Blossom Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Antique Linen reinkers and Perfect Pearls - Ranger; Pinking blade for rotary paper trimmer - Fiskars; pink tissue paper; sewing machine


  1. Very cool Anya! I really like the first one...just got that set yesterday in the mail!

  2. Stunned! such a cool background, LOVE that look!

  3. So inspirational post Anya! I would love to try this technique. Thank you!!!

  4. You are my background paper making inspiration! Though I love dp and have a ton of it, I'd love to make my own and am planning on trying it once I get my new WMS! Great job!!

  5. I think this may be the card that officially makes me try my hand at the tissue paper flower. Just beautiful.

    Jessica Witty
    Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

  6. Holy cow you have been busy. I love the card with the birdcage, so cute!


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