Stamped backgrounds are easier to make than you think. I have found that simpler is better. I prefer a nice clean look on the front of a card but I want it bright and eye catching. To accomplish that goal I pick a chunky stamp design and stamp away!
Cut a piece of white smooth card stock to 3-3/4″ x 5″. Stamp a repeat image across the entire piece of card stock rotating the orientation of the image with each stamping. Stamp off the edges of the card stock. For this flower image I used my Hostess stamp set Array of Sunshine.
Add the green leaves (Cloud 9 -Chocolate Chalet), again stamping off the edges of the card stock.
Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to add the sentiment. Place the image sheet over the area of the card where you want the sentiment.
Remove the plastic image sheet and stamp in Basic Black ink. I chose the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the retired Sincere Salutations Stampin’ Up! stamp set. I really love the font on this set!
I added a few mini pearls to some of the floral stamped images. TIP: An easy way to place these teeny tiny pearls onto a project is to remove them with the tip of a small scissors and place onto the project.
Adhere the stamped card stock onto the card base (A2 size 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I like to make envelopes compliment the cards I make. I stamped the same flower and leaf onto the lower left front corner of a Whisper White envelope.
Finish the card with a nice sentiment inside stamped in black.
I hope you will give this idea a try. It really is an easy simple way to make a card with a beautiful pop of color.