Background Bits

Choosing a background for your project is just as much fun as choosing the focal point. You can make the background of your project as simple or as busy as you like! You can stamp it, emboss it, color it, add some designer paper or just leave it plain. There really is no right or wrong way to do it! It’s all based on your preference and the look you are trying to achieve. I tend to use embossing and stamped images to create the background for my projects. Let’s take a look at a few different projects created with the Background Bits stamp set.

This card showcases only stamping. I decided to go for what card makers call the “clean and simple” look. It’s a one layer card that uses stamping as the background and the focal point.
For this card, I also chose stamped images as the backdrop. However, I added a bit of vanilla trim across the center of the card to embellish it. Just that little bit of ribbon accents the background and breaks up the images.
For this card, I added a bit of wood texture designer paper to the background. It serves as an accent for the stamped images and draws out the crumb cake color giving it a more rustic look.

So these are just a few simple ways to use your stamps to create pretty backgrounds on your cards. The stamped images are almost identical on each card, yet the look is very different when you start to add embellishments, ribbon and designer paper. Grab one of your favorite stamp sets and give it a try! Enjoy!

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