Wow, what a fun stamping technique I’ve got for you today. You’ll love learning how to create beautiful card backgrounds with ink and a little embossing powder. Oh, and we’ll also learn a technique using a brayer.

You’ve got the rubber stamps to create backgrounds but sometimes you just don’t know where to start or have any card making ideas for that stamp. I want to help you solve that dilemma today!

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

Create Beautiful Card Backgrounds: Video Tutorial

Background stamping is fun and there are so many techniques you can use. Today, we’re focusing on embossing and brayer techniques–2 card making skills you’ll love having in your toolbox. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this handmade birthday card!

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Create Beautiful Card Backgrounds ~ The Details

The Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp is just that – breathtaking! These outline images can easily be colored or heat embossed. This background stamp is perfect for so many accompanying stamp sets.

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The Sponge Brayer is easy to use and allows you to concentrate on creating depth on one section of your cardstock to create this beautiful ombre look. The Sponge Brayer can be washed out and left to air dry so you can use it in other colors. The sponge will stain from the pigmentation of the ink but as long as you’ve cleaned it well, it will work over and over again. I absolutely love this product for that reason!

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Coloring Tips

Stampin’ Blends Markers are alcohol-based and allow for flawless coverage. I mixed and matched several colors to create different shades of purple to coordinate with the ombre look of this card. The video includes lots of tips you won’t want to miss.

Want to learn how to use the Stampin’ Blends Markers? My video series will teach you how!

  • View the Stampin’ Blends basics video HERE
  • View how to shade and mix colors using the Stampin’ Blends HERE
  • View how to shade in small areas using the Stampin’ Blends HERE
  • View the four uses for the Color Lifter video HERE
  • View how to create custom accessories using the Stampin’ Blends video HERE

Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for the image
  • Purple Posy cardstock for the greeting is cut 5/8″ x 2″
  • I used two 18″ strands of the White Flax Ribbon

The Happy Birthday to You stamp set is a free selection during Stampin’ Up!’s largest sale of the year called “Sale-A-Bration”. From now through March 31 you can choose this stamp set or other products in the sale brochure for free with a $50 product purchase. For those of you with a larger wish list, there are even products redeemable with a $100 product purchase.

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