Not everyone wants to take the spotlight. Some people like to hang back and join while others organize and direct. The same is true for stamps. There are the ones that need the spotlight and there are the quieter ones that bring out the best in others. We call these background stamps. While there are some that are created to be exactly that, the backdrop, many spotlight stamps can be used for a quieter arrangement as well.
We hope to inspire you with these ideas for backgrounds!
Jolene Johnston used the cheesecloth stamp from “Repeat after Me” to create the background on the striped blue paper. The sentiment is from “Oval Office”.
Jill Hildebrand used the “Abundant Blossomsl” to create this cool diagonal backdrop on her layout. Some of the stamps were not re-inked to create more dimension.
Jaine Drake stamped a flower field background, partially white embossed, with the “Funky Flowers” and spritzed the inked paper with water to create a mottled effect. The sentiment is from “Wishing you Sunshine”.
Maryfrances Fabbri used a sentiment stamp from “Everyday Lines” to create a 2/3 background on this white card. This allowed the flower to be the centre of attention while still getting the message across. Stamping your sentiment repeatedly allows you to custom “colour” your paper or card stock and create the shades you like.
Melissa Wright used the “Graphic Borders” for this background. The sentiment is from the “Pennants” stamp set. Melissa used two of the stamps, cut them out and layered them.
Join us next week for a showcase of patterns. We have created a variety with several different stamps!