Larger background stamps are great for filling up large areas at one time but can sometimes be tricky to use.
Here are 3 ways that you can use the Daisy Garden stamp to make a card, as well as tips for getting the BEST stamped image from your large backgrounds stamps.
Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Polished Pink: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Pale Papaya card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
How to Stamp with Large Stamps:
- Use Clear Block F – this is the largest clear block Stampin’ Up! has and it fits all of their background stamps perfectly.
- Use your Stamparatus – if you have trouble holding the large clear block, this is a great alternative. Plus if you don’t get a perfect image on your first try you can add more ink and try again without wasting paper.
- Lay Your Stamp face-up Don’t have a large clear block or a Stamparatus? Lay your background stamp face up, add ink, then place your card stock on top, followed by a piece of scratch paper. Rub your hand, a brayer or even a smaller clear block over the entire image.
Here’s a video that shows you how to stamp with large stamps in the 3 ways mentioned above, plus tips for getting a good stamped image:
Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 4-11/16″
Polished Pink: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Polished Pink card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
After stamping the Daisy Garden stamp on white card stock I cut it into 3 pieces at are each 1-9/16″ wide and mounted them on Polished Pink card stock. If you need help, I have tips for lining up your pieces here,
Then I attached that piece to my card front using dimensionals.
Tips for Stamping Large Background Stamps:
- Try all 3 ways to stamp with large stamps that I mentioned above and pick the way that works best for YOU.
- Pick up your ink pad and use it to ink up your background stamp (instead of picking up your stamp and applying it to the ink pad as you would with smaller stamps)
- Apply pressure over the entire stamp to get a good, even stamped image.
Basic White: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and 1/2″ x 2-5/8″
Polished Pink: 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ embossed with the Dots embossing folder
Polished Pink slimline card base: 7″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 3-1/2″
This type of tall skinny card is called a slimline card. If you’ve never made one before, the measurements are listed above. The dotted pink paper is a separate piece of embossed card stock that is taped on top of the pink card base. To cover the seam between the dotted paper and the daisy stamped paper, I used my paper trimmer to carefully cut a slit in the fold of the card to thread the ribbon through.
Grab a large background stamp and give some of these tips a try as you make a card.
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