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Background check – use background stamp

Hello lovelies! Today’s idea for rocking card backgrounds is to use background stamps! Just like with background dies, there are so many options out there for this. I will list some of my favorites below.

By the way, if you are new here, welcome!! :-) This month we are exploring ways to create great backgrounds for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by clicking here.

Here’s my card for today:


background check - 9a

For this background, I used gray cardstock which I first die cut using the largest stitched rectangle die from SSS. Then I used the You Matter background stamp from SSS and Hero Arts white pigment ink to stamp the background on top. For this panel as well as the card base, I rounded top right corners.

Then I picked my patterned papers and layered them with some flat adhesive and some foam tape. I also added a couple enamel dots and adhered the panel onto my card base.

Supplies List

I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!






Simon Says Cling Stamps YOU MATTER BACKGROUND SSS101646 STAMPtember



Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad UNICORN White AF249



MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Whole Kit and Kaboodle



Doodlebug CREAM AND SUGAR 6×6 Paper Pad 5530



Doodlebug Sprinkles Self-Adhesive Glossy Enamel Embellishments, Bright Glitter



EK tools Mini Corner Rounders Punch Set



Neenah Exact Index, 90 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Gray



3M Scotch 1/2-Inch by 36-Yard Double-Sided Foam Tape



3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent



Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape



[Amazon] Scor-Tape



We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1

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More background stamps on my wish list






Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ELIZABETH BACKGROUND SSS101691 Hey Love



Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ELINOR BACKGROUND SSS101693 Hey Love



Simon Says Cling Stamp LEAVES BACKGROUND sss101529



Simon Says Cling Stamp LATTICE GRID sss101577 Create Joy



Wendy Vecchi Background Cling Rubber Stamp SCREEN Studio 490 WVBG036



My Favorite Things FLORAL FANTASY Background Cling Stamp BG87



My Favorite Things WHIMSICAL WOODGRAIN Background Cling Stamp MFT BG78

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Giveaway

This month onwards, I will be hosting giveaways! To win a $20 gift card to a craft store of your choice, leave a comment here by 11:59pm CST on 2/28/2017 telling me if you like to use background stamps for your card design. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and emailed after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Please do spread the word about this for me. If you post about this on social media, please use the tag #vsbackgroundcheck

Big thank you! ~Varada

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