Print Making With Background Stamps

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Good Morning!  It's a chilly one here and I'm cozy on the couch with a fire and a cup of coffee.  What could be better?  The other night I had fun 'print making' in my craft room.  I used this beautiful large stamp from WPlus9  Snowflake Backdrops set.
 I started by spraying some Pure Color Spray Mists onto my craft sheet.  I chose Lake House, Silver Lining, and Shimmer.  I sprayed them close to each other on the mat.  I smooshed my stamp into the puddles of mist and then stamped onto my paper.  I tried stamping on different kinds of cardstock and watercolor paper.  I stamped several generations {without adding more mist to my stamp} to see what variations I would get.  Some impressions gave a more mottled look, some gave a very crisp, defined image.  I loved them all. 
For this project I chose one that was stamped onto watercolor paper.  The impression was a good mix of mottled yet still had clearly defined snowflakes.  The look was so soft that I wanted to keep any added embellishments soft as well.  I stamped and embossed on linen vellum.  It's a little more opaque than regular vellum and more white.  I added color to the embossed images with copic markers on the back and then mounted them onto a white die cut.  I added a sentiment, also embossed in white on linen vellum.

I love how soft he looks, especially in person.  I still have quite a few 'block prints' left to work with...

Have a Happy Halloween!
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Other Supplies:
Cardstock: WP9 White, Recollections White, PTI Linen Vellum
Dies: SSS Rectangle Dies


  1. What a cool technique. I have a TON of mists and this is such a unique way to use them. Thank you for the idea.

    The card you created is adorable. I like the softer look of that penguin on the vellum. Great design.

  2. Just fabulous! Kara ... you just amaze me!

  3. WOW, your bg and the cute little bear look great, Kara!!!! Clever and creative way to do the stamping - love the different looks you got!!! So stunning!!!! Always such a pleasure to visit your blog to see what you have made!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!!

  4. The technique you used makes such a great design with this lovely card. Must give this a try.


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