Today is also my youngest daughter's 12th birthday! Happy Birthday sweet Makenna!
It's been a busy few days without much time to stamp but I wanted to try and not get too far behind on my challenge to show you ideas for at least 80 stamp sets. Today's cards all feature a fun and easy background technique. A Muse Studio pigment inks are fast-drying and perfect for this type of card where you need to layer your colors.
To begin, I created a template using a one-inch square punch. I started by pushing my piece of cardstock as far into the punch as possible so this could be my anchor. I then made the first punch. I used a ruler to place a mark 1/4" from each side of the punched edge and then did two more punches - on either side of the first punch.
I used a piece of washi tape to hold my template in place and then used a sponge dauber with Bermuda ink to add my background color.
You can take a peek by carefully lifting the template to see how things look. If you think you need more color, lay the template back down and add a bit more.
I made three cards using this technique today.
This first card I made after my morning coffee. Inspiration. Ding!
My color palette today was inspired by a photo in the Boden catalog so I thought it would be fun to make a card using our British Invasion stamp set.
This last card uses the large flower stamp in our sweet (and versatile!) Graphic Sunflower stamp set.
I used sticky notes along the edges of the background squares when stamping the images so they did not extend outside the squares.
Have you tried this technique? I'd love to see your creations. You can always post a link in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!