Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! Background Technique - Ink and Embossing

Background Technique
Ready for fun background technique? The ladies at card making night loved it and it's super easy to do.

Here are the instructions:
• Emboss a piece of cardstock with the embossing folder of your choice.
• Pat the embossed cardstock with an ink pad.

See — told you it was easy.

Subtle or Dramatic
While embossed cardstock on it's own makes a great background, adding ink to the high spots adds even more depth and interest.

I did a tone on tone background on my card for a subtle effect. If you'd like a more dramatic effect play with different colors of cardstock and ink. Here are a couple of samples.

Stamp Sets
The stamped images on this card are from the Traveler and the And Many More stamp sets. And Many More is a necessity for card making. It has sentiments for just about every occasion. The Traveler is great to have on hand for more masculine cards. 

I cut out the sentiment with the Bitty Banner framelits and then curled the banner with a you might do with curling ribbon. Then I attached it to the card with glue dots applied at the low points of the banner.

The Challenge:
Today's card fits right in with the masculine theme challenge over at The Paper Players. Check them out. They post a new challenge every Sunday.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project:
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Happy Crafting!


  1. Great colours and a fun and easy technique! Thanks for joining in with my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks Joanne — Loved the theme challenge!

  2. Very cool background! Awesome colors, great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

    1. Hi Amy, thanks! Looking forward to the next challenge!

  3. A very classy and elegant card, Diana. Love the rich jewel tones and the wonderful texture. Thanks so much for sharing your masculine creation with us this week at The Paper Players!

    1. Hi Sandy and thanks! I love jewel tones for masculine cards. Looking forward to more challenges!

  4. Great idea for the embossing folder...I may just borrow that one! I love your clean and simple card, perfect for the men in our lives!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge this week at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks Shannon — borrow away! Look forward to playing more challenges soon!