Background stamping

Based on sketch #114 at Skipping Stones Design and the colour combo of grey, lavender and chartreuse at CR84FN.

I didn't have any patterned paper in this colour way, so I went ahead and made my own!  Incredibly easy to do.  I chose the For Everything stamp set.  I only wanted the end swirls and dots from the stamp (shown in photo) so just stamped the end of the stamp with the ink pads.  This stamp set also includes a mini flower stamp which I used once I had enough swirls.

A few pointers to bear in mind if you fancy trying this technique:
-have some rough paper underneath so you can stamp over the edges (looks more natural)
- rotate your paper as you stamp for a random effect
- works best with a maximum of 3 colours (otherwise looks too busy)
- if you want a multi-toned effect, stamp 3 times in succession without re-inking for lighter tones

The advantage with Stampin' Up products is they have inks and card that colour match perfectly. So by stamping your own patterned paper, you are guaranteed an end project that's completely colour co-ordinated.

Thanks for popping by! 
SU card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder
SU Inks: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder
SU stamps: For Everything
SU other: Blossoms Die, Printed Designer Brads



  1. So pretty Lindsey! Love your custom stamped background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  2. This is very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. I love your background stamping and absolutely love how you did the gate fold card with this sketch! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  4. oooh - love the gatefold design - great interpretation on the sketch.

  5. I think your background paper is really super - love the stamp! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  6. Great job. I love that you incorporated the gate fold card with our sketch!! Darling. Your own patterned paper is pretty cool too!! Thanks so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs.

  7. So, so pretty, Lindsey! Your background paper is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design this week!

  8. Great job on the background! I love to make my own backgrounds as well.

  9. AMAZING use of that stamp set! LOVE the way you inked up just the ends--this is gorgeous! :)

  10. Lindsey, LOVE the background you stamped! So PRETTY! THX for sharing your tips, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!


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