from STAMPIN’ UP! BLOG – January 19th, 2015
Today I’m so excited to share a fun background technique with you!
My desk is a graveyard of coffee and water cups. By happy accident I noticed a cup ring on a sheet of cardstock. I thought that it would be so cute to use this on a card background with our Perfect Blend Stamp Set!!
This technique is simple and fun! The best part is that the look is intended to be messy . . . so you really can’t make a mistake.
You’ll need rubbing alcohol, a coffee cup, a paper plate, Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill, an Aqua Painter, the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad, and a Stamping Sponge.
I stamped a background image on my cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. In this sample I used the Dictionary Background Stamp.
This technique really is the “perfect blend” for this card! Take a closer look.
After creating this card, I wanted to make a couple more samples using the same technique. I loved the look and had so much fun creating that I got carried away! Here are four more cards for you to see.
I hope I’ve inspired you to find the creative in everything . . . even that little coffee cup stain! Thank you for reading—and have a creative day!
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