Christine here with my first "extra post" at A Blog named Hero!
Today I'd like to share some ideas how to use background stamps, as I really love to use them in different ways. I decided to concentrate on the Flower Dot Pattern Stamp, so you can get an impression how one stamp can be used in so many ways. That's fun!
1) Stamping on patterned paper
First of all I used the stamp as it was supposed to be: I stamped the entire background, but I stamped and embossed it onto patterned paper. I like the structure, that it gets.
2) Using dies
On my second card I embossed the pattern, colored it with distress inks and cut out the flowers with dies. To add some interest I used a paper pen in the centers. I love how this turned out!
This is something I do very often: Masking a little area when using a background stamp. This leads the eye to the masked area, where you can put an image, sentiments or embellishments. I also colored in some areas with distress inks and a brush.
4) Paper Piecing
Using a background stamp is like creating your own patterned paper. And patterned papers are perfect for paper piecing images. In this case I stamped tone-on-tone on three different colors and paper pieced the arm chairs. The matching washi tapes add some dimension and interest.
5) Using stripes
I bet you all used strips of patterned paper on your projects. Why not use strips of a stamped background? In this case I stamped the background in two colors and mixed the strips to create a fun background for the little monster.
I hope you are inspired to play around with your background stamps!
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