Do you like big background stamps? I must say that I used to struggle to find ways to use them in my projects. More recently though that process has become easier. I’m not sure whether it’s just me evolving as a papercrafter or the stamp designs I’ve chosen. Either way using background stamps as the main image on a card can be great fun. So today I wanted to give you another card project using the Perfectly Detailed background stamp. It could be coloured, but it doesn’t have to be.
Although I could have used a very large acrylic block to hold the stamp I prefer the easier option, my Stamparatus stamp positioning platform. But first I needed to cut and score some Thick Basic White Card for my card base. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I put the folded card on the Stamparatus platform and placed the clean stamp face down on the card. Then I closed the hinged plate on top to pick up the stamp (taking care not to move the card base). After inking the stamp surface with Starry Sky ink I closed the plate again to stamp the whole image onto my card front.
I already decided to use the detailed image as my coordinating feature so I left the stamp on the plate. Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and placed it onto the platform so the stamp would cover just about 1″ in on a short side. Once stamped I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer inside the card base.
Finally I stamped the image over just the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope and set it aside.
All I needed now was a birthday sentiment and for that I turned to the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. So still using Starry Sky ink I stamped “Happy birthday” onto a scrap of Basic White Card.
Then I cut it out using the #4 smooth edged die from the Layering Circles Dies set (counting from the smallest up). For my mat layer I used the #5 scalloped edge circle to cut some Starry Sky Card.
After mounting the sentiment onto the Starry Sky circle with liquid glue I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Finally I attached the assembled sentiment to the centre of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my perfectly detailed birthday card was complete.
Oh my goodness I love how this card turned out. The detail on the stamp is amazing and in classic blue and while it simply didn’t need anything else. What do you think?
For another card created using the Perfectly Detailed Stamp Set see my earlier blog post Perfectly detailed.
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