Hello, Pretty Pink Posh fans! This is Yana and today I am sharing a video tutorial showing how to stamp a background using sentiment stamps.
The Thoughtful Greetings stamp set I am using for my card today contains messages for a variety of different occasions. I picked just one of them, Sending Happy Thoughts Your Way, to stamp a background pattern for my card.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I made this card.
I used a light pink ink color for my stamping, but you can go with any color you like. I was going for a soft and feminine card. I started stamping in the center of my panel, first stamped the middle row and later added rows on the left and right hand side to make sure my stamping was centered.
You can combine multiple messages to create a background like this, but I always like to use just one. If you feel your pattern is lacking you can always add additional elements such as hearts or stars. I used a large and small heart images and stamped them in between my messages. You can also take your background even further – use several colors of ink for stamping and/or incorporate heat embossing. After stamping large hearts I heat embossed them in Antique Gold embossing powder.
To highlight one of the messages and create the main sentiment for this card I stamped same message over the already stamped area in black ink. Here’s a close up of that – I love the pop of pink behind black.