Monday, November 5, 2018

stamping with large background stamps

The Stamp Market has some gorgeous background stamp designs but if you are like me, sometimes stamping with large background stamps can be a little tricky. Here are the tips I've found for making stamping with large background stamps a breeze!
  1. Clean the stamp first. This is probably always a good idea but I find it is really more important with large designs. I think it helps "prime" the stamp.
  2. Use a stamp positioner tool like the MISTI. I'm a bit of a "bad" stamper so I actually find the MISTI tool a full-time necessity but using it with the large stamps will let you add more ink to any spots you might miss with the first impression.
  3. Use a larger piece of cardstock. I like to use a piece of cardstock that fills my MISTI so it won't shift if I need to repeat stamp. Using a smaller piece of cardstock doesn't work as well because it is hard to anchor when the stamp needs to cover the whole surface. Does that make sense, LOL?! (Also I only have the full-size MISTI to work with.) 
After stamping the Jumbo Plaid Background in gray, these cards were so fun & easy to put together! The gray plaid is the perfect canvas for any color, any die and any sentiment!
I layered 3 die cut words and added a coat of Glossy Accents to create an embellishment.
I did a little masking to combine the die cut words with the stamped sentiments from the fantastic Beyond Grateful set.
And I used Copic markers to color white rhinestones to match perfectly!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Carly

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