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Creating a custom embossed background

Hi there! I hope you’ve had a great week so far! It’s even better now it is the the weekend. Today, I am show casing how easy it is to create a custom embossed background using a collection of stamps. When you get a stamp set that has lots of little or medium sized stamps, don’t always assume they have to be used on their own. You can create fun and unique backgrounds for your cards by repeat stamping. So if you’re ready, lets get started!

Materials required for Custom embossed background card:

  • Selection of stamps that go well together/in a similar theme – the stamp set use here is WOW Stamps for Embossing – Flights of Fancy
  • Acrylic blocks – several blocks makes this quick and easy
  • Sentiment stamps – Avery Elle Sentimental
  •  Coloured card stock
  • Scrap card
  • Embossing powder – WOW! Embossing Powder Platinum and Opaque Bright White
  • Versamark
  • Heat Gun
  • Card Base
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam Tape

Custom embossed background card details

To start off, I set up my acrylic blocks with several stamps mounted. Next, you need to stamp your background in versamark ink – if you need to cover with embossing powder as you go so you can see where you have stamped. I like to keep mixing and changing my stamps, making sure I changed orientation as well. Also try to avoid stamping the same stamp next to one another. 

Once the card-stock is completely covered, heat set with your heat gun. To avoid you card from warping, make sure your heat gun is quite hot before you bring it to the card. I also stamped and heat embossed my sentiments onto scrap card – matching the card base. The main sentiment was stamped in matching embossing powder, whilst I stamped the secondary sentiment in white. 

To lift the main sentiment strip out from the busy background, I heat embossed a strip of scrap card-stock in matching platinum powder. I repeated this several times to get a smooth finish and mounted this above and below the strip. To finish the card off, I foam mounted the sentiments onto the to card to add depth and dimension. 

Do you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of this card! I did enter into a competition on Facebook and I won quite a few stamps with this card! If you like this technique, why not check out this post here for more inspiration. 

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Till next time,

*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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