Bright and Blooming Backgrounds

Bright and Blooming Backgrounds

Hi everyone!

I've been seeing lots of wonderful inspiration for colour combos recently and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put one of those colour palettes to actual use on a card.

And what better way to do this than with some big and bold stamped backgrounds using the Bigger Blooms stamp set from The Greetery?

After quickly referencing the stamping guide that's included with this set, I worked out which stamps I wanted to use and selected five or so shades of ink to work with.

When stamping backgrounds like this, I like to use the largest element as the anchoring point for my card so I can then work around it with the other stamps and colours of ink.

It takes a little time to do this, but it's a good chance to catch up on your podcasts, and before you know it you've filled in your background.

The Bigger Blooms stamp set also has stamps to add the details to many of the blooms and leaves.

So by the time I'd finished stamping the first step, the images were all dry and ready to go in with the details.

On this occasion I simply used the same ink shade for the second layer, but you could definitely go in with a different shade for the next step to add more contrast.

I also really liked the look of the background panel before I added all the stamped details, so here's a top tip if you have a stamping platform:

  • Before attaching your background to a card base, use it as a template to perfectly position all the elements again and stamp another background - you can even switch up the colours this time round.

I kept things simple and used the same shades of ink, and I was very happy with how these backgrounds came out.

It was then just a matter of adding a nice bold sentiment. 

The Scripty Hello die includes an outline for the sentiment, so it really stands out nicely against a busy background. 

As a finishing touch I stamped the "Just a note" sentiment from the Curio Labels stamp set on small banners from the PreText Banners die.

And there we have it, two cards instead of one from this craft session. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

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