4 Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps // Tips & Techniques

Happy Friday!

Do you have an obsession with background stamps like I do? They are an essential in every cardmakers toolbox as they can help bring your card together quickly & easily! However, just like clear stamps, they can be used in a multitude of ways and today I’m sharing four ideas for using your background stamps for more than just simple stamping!

Let’s get started…

Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog. Includes tips & techniques such as rainbow stamping, adding details, water-lifting and watercolor emboss resist.

Rainbow Stamping using the Watercolor Background Stamp…

Up first, I’m sharing a technique using my Watercolor Background Stamp that also incorporates my love for color: rainbow stamping! This background stamp works perfectly for this as it features thick, bold stripes that allow you to add tons of color to your background. As I show in the video below, I inked up each stripe using one of the colors of the rainbow. Once I made my way to the bottom, I flipped my panel and shifted it slightly upwards so that the stripes would be off-set. Then I filled in the white spots with the remaining colors of the rainbow.

#1 Rainbow Stamping using the Watercolor Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Note: When inking up your strips, if you’re following ROYGBIV, you want to start with red, skip orange and do yellow for the next stripe. When you flip the panel, you will fill in the orange between the red and yellow. Continue this same process all the way down.

I also want to mention that this idea was inspired by Kelly Latevola who created a colorful set of cards for the Simon Says Stamp blog using this same background stamp!

Adding Extra Details using the Gingham Background Stamp…

For my next tip, I’m showing you how to add a few extra details to an otherwise plain, gingham background stamp. I’ve been so inspired by holiday patterns this season and a classic Christmas plaid was high up on my “to create” list. Since I didn’t have a plaid stamp in my collection, I decided to make my own! I grabbed my Gingham Background Stamp and a thin stripe stamp from Banner Alphabet Add-On. Check your stash for stripe stamps that you can use for this purpose or use a ruler and colored marker! I stamped the background in green and accented it with bright, red stripes going in both directions between the squares. I am obsessed.

#2 Adding Extra Details using the Gingham Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Just think of all the possibilities! I urge you to look at your backgrounds a little differently and think how you can pull out an otherwise simple stamp like a stripe and use it to create something beautiful!

P.S. Tutorial on this card pictured above coming soon!

Water-Lifting Technique using the Cloud Background Stamp…

Ok, this one’s a fun one and way simpler than it looks! I started with a panel of white cardstock and inked it using Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I focused the Cracked Pistachio towards the top and the Peacock Feathers towards the bottom to create an ombre effect. Next, I spritzed my Cloud Background Stamp 3-4 times with a water bottle and placed it on top of my inked panel. I let it sit for about 30 seconds and lifted it off to reveal my oxidized background. The water spritzed on the stamp activates the Distress Oxide ink on the paper and creates an awesome, ghost-like effect! I added a few additional water droplets and my panel was finished!

#3 Water-Lifting Technique using the Cloud Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I’ve done this technique before and created a card project that you can see here. I would recommend trying this with watercolor paper as well as the results may be even better. I think my cardstock may have been a little too thin for all the water I added, but I wasn’t thinking ahead I guess!

Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique using the Grid Background Stamp…

We started with a rainbow color scheme so let’s finish with another one, shall we? This time I’m using my Grid Background Stamp to create a panel perfect for watercoloring! I white heat-embossed the stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed a variety of ink colors overtop. Make sure to be careful when placing your colors as to not create a muddy mess of brown ink! The embossing powder resists the inks, revealing the beautiful grid texture.

#4 Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique using the Grid Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I’ve also used this technique in the past and shared a card project (& video) here. I love the way this background looks with rainbow colors…so modern!

Watch me create all of these backgrounds in my process video below…

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Need to stock up on a few backgrounds to round out your collection? Then today is the perfect time to! This week at Right at Home I’m offering 20% off all background stamps with code 20OFFBG.

The Right at Home Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event Starts Now! Visit www.rightathomeshop.com to get 20% off ALL background stamps until 12/10/18 with code 20OFFBG.

Here’s all the details…

  • Get 20% off all background stamps

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  • Sale runs from today, Monday, December 3rd until next Monday, December 10th at 12:00 am EST

  • Discount is valid on all in-stock background stamps

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This sale is part of my Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event and ends Monday so be sure to take part if you’re interested!

Happy (background) stamping!

Nicole

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Find the Beauty Card Trio by Deepti Stephens

Hello there everyone!

This is Deepti Stephens and I am so happy that I am guest designing for one of my favourite stamp companies, Right at Home. Today, I have three cards to share with you all.

So let's get started! :)

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For my first card, I stamped floral images from the Find the Beauty stamp set and layered the colors with the variety of Catherine Pooler inks - It's a Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Mint to be, Lime Rickey and Midnight.

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I took a navy blue cardstock and white embossed the sentiment. I adhered all the floral images in the form of the wreath, a kind of semi-wreath. 

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And finally embellished the card with a few clear sequins.

Here's my video tutorial for this card...

Here comes the second card!

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On a light grey card stock, I stamped the Grid Background Stamp set in Midnight ink.

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I stamped the leaves on a green card stock from Find the Beauty with the Grass Skirt ink, fussy cut it and adhered over the second smaller panel.

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Finally. stamped the sentiment with Midnight Ink and embellished with pink sequins. Those pink sequins look like pretty flowers, right!

And for my third card...

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I applied strokes of blue water color on a white card base. Later, I added splatters of black ink.

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I stamped the sentiment and other images on a white card stock with Midnight ink, fussy cut it and popped over the main card base.

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I colored the envelopes with Sizzix Permanent Red Marker. The stamp set I used is from Happy Mail Year 2.

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And that's all for today. Thank you so much Nicole for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I hope you all liked my projects and got inspired.

Thanks once again for visiting! :)

Deepti

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You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Happy Monday, friend!

I hope you had a great Easter weekend. We were blessed with beautiful weather here in MA so no complaints here! I was even able to sneak in some crafty time which makes it even better. The card I created is my contribution to the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop hosted by Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson! I'm so happy to have been asked to join in on such a special celebration. Make sure to read until the end to see how you too can participate, but until then...

Let's get started...

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The general theme of today's hop is "feel good" and "encouraging". This immediately sparked the idea of implementing as many rainbow elements into my card because, well, who doesn't feel good about rainbows?!

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For my background I white heat-embossed a piece of watercolor paper with my Grid Background Stamp. Once it was heat-set, I began adding color using the ink smooshing technique. Basically, you dab a bit of dye ink onto a piece of acetate, add some water to activate it and smoosh it onto your panel. It's really quite easy to do!

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To make sure that I didn't end up with a weird mix of colors, I started with the primaries: red, blue, and yellow. By doing so I was able to create areas that were opaque red, blue, etc. and areas where they overlapped to create purple, orange, etc. Where they overlapped I decided to further intensify the color by adding ink in that same shade. In essence, I used the primary colors to create a guideline for where I should place my secondary colors. Ya get what I'm trying to say? If not there's a video tutorial below!

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I set my panel aside to dry and started working on my sentiment circle that I die-cut from my Sweet Stitches Die Set. Onto the center of it I stamped a greeting from my Color in Sentiments set which coordinates perfectly with my rainbow theme. I made sure to stamp it in a waterproof ink as I knew I was going to fill in the "smile" with watered-down dye ink. I added all the colors I used onto my background (listed below), picked them up with a waterbrush and colored in my word. 

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Lastly, I flicked on some color to the center of some flower die-cuts from the same die set. I also colored the centers and leaves with the same inks from the rest of my project. #watercolorallthethings I popped up the circle, flowers, flower centers and used liquid adhesive for the leaves and my card was finished!

You can watch the entire creation of this card in my process video below...

My friend Holly of HollyBeary Creations is participating with me as part of Right at Home. You can click the button below to hop over to her post.

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If you want to participate in today's hop then make sure to head over to the main post here for more information. There are over $800 worth of prizes up for grabs including $20 to the Right at Home shop so you'll definitely want to join in!

The deadline for uploading your project to the gallery is Sunday, April 8 at 11:55 PM CT. 

Happy Autism Awareness Day!

Nicole

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