Why I love Background Stamps!

If you haven't used background stamps much, let me see if I can inspire you to get yours out and dust them off!  Or order some new ones! 

I know when I first started stamping, I would look at Stampin' Up!'s background stamps and wonder how to use them.  I liked some of them a lot, but it wasn't obvious to me how to incorporate them into designs.  Now I can't get enough of them!

En Francais Background Stamp from Stampin' Up!

Background stamps provide interest and texture to the background layer of your project.  My current favorite is En Francais (Stampin' Up! #109521).  This stamp is very versatile, and goes with a variety of design styles, from Vintage to modern.  I think it adds a lot of class to a project!  Look at how it enhances the very simple design in this card.

Inspired by Nature from Stampin' Up!

 

This card uses the Inspired by Nature (Stampin' Up! #111656) set.  It is not a true background stamp per se, but it sure works great as one.  What do you think?

Christmas Collage

 

Here I used the background stamp as a focal point instead of background.  This stamp is Christmas Collage and was featured in last years Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

With background stamps you can cover a lot of card stock very quickly, and create your own designer series paper to go with any project you make.

Next week I will show you another card using a background stamp, which will be a sneak peek to the June Newsletter FREE tutorial.  Be sure to check back!

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Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper
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