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Background Stamping on Cards




  • Using the flower stamp and the lightest ink first randomly on white mat continuing with other colors of ink (lightest to darkest) to fill up your background. Leave a small area for the verse
  • Stamp the verse with black ink
  • Attach the ribbon per sample
  • Adhere the stamped image to the green mat and then to the card base
  • Add you bling



  • A2 Card base white cardstock
  • Green mat 5 ¼ x 4
  • White mat 5 x 3 ¾ for stamping images
  • 3-4 different colors of coordinating inks
  • Bling
  • Word and flower stamps Hero Arts
  • May Arts Ribbon

Blog post by: Peggy Cain











  1. Kathy P

    Very cool!  Love how your card turned out!  Thanks for sharing a wonderful tutorial!

  2. Kristie Maynard

    Beautiful card!  Thanks for the video, great job.

  3. Karen L K

    Cute card and I like the idea of stamping the background with different colors of ink and making your own background.

  4. Ruby C

    Wonderful background you've created for your card. Very versital and I love the final touch of the May Arts two toned ribbon. Thanks for the video and I do love visiting the May Arts blog. Always fun!

  5. Amanda Coleman

    Very well done video.  I need to remember that I can use my stamps in more than one way!

  6. Rebecca W

    I love the idea of making my own background with stamps.

  7. Christine Dring

    Peggy what a gorgeous card, and super easy to make! (the best part! LOL) Thanks for the video tutorial!


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