How’d They Do That? – Large Background Stamps

This is a beautiful card.  How did they do it?



Two background stamps, some coloring and a couple embellishments!


These products are from Stampin’ Up:

Stamp Sets –

  • Pleasant Poppies Wood Mount (126480)
  • En Francais Wood Mount (109521)
  • Papillion Potpourri Clear Mount (123759)
  • Blooming With Kindness Clear Mount (126422)

Ink –

  • Early Espresso Classic (119670)
  • Soft Suede Classic (115657)
  • StazOn® Jet Black Ink Pad (101406)

Paper –

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
  • Tangerine Tango Card Stock (111349)

Tools –

  • Water Color Pencils (101879)
  • Blender Pen (102845)
  • Paper Snips (103579)
  • Elegant Butterfly Paper Punch (127526)
  • Postage Stamp Punch (122344)
  • Sponge Daubers (102892)
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)

Putting It Together Tips:

  • I started by stamping the En Francais background stamp in Soft Suede and the Pleasant Poppies background stamp in Early Espresso.  This gave just enough contrast to identify the poppies from the script.  At first you’ll think it will be too confusing to color.  Do the stems first and all of a sudden the poppy flowers just pop out asking to be colored.
  • The Watercolor Pencils are a wonderful tool.  Especially when teamed up with the Blender Pen.  It makes it so easy to blend colors.
  • To get the wash effect you see on a zoom view with the stems, I simply dragged the Blender pen along the right edge of the flower and stem and the Early Espresso bled – but in a good way!  It softened the images for the perfect look.
  • The sentiment tag was cropped using the Postage Stamp punch to make the notched flad and the entire tag was edged using a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment is Early Espresso as well.
  • For the butterfly, stamp two.  Cut both left wings off.  Glue the two bodies together slightly offset using a Two Way Glue Pen and position a Dimensional in between the wings to give the butterfly depth.


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