Background stamps simply have to be the most flexible of stamps in my opinion. It's Julia by the way, and today I have a card using a favorite background technique to share.
In this season of giving, I'm sure you may have some extra tissue paper laying around. If you do...go rescue it. I saved mine from the bin after our Christmas gift-opening-spree. It's a perfect surface for stamping on.
Here's the card I created and keep reading...I'll share how I did it.
First of all you need to ink up your background stamp. I've used the Grace Background from Market Street. Doesn't it look oh so elegant simply stamped in black? Ink it up in a permanent black ink (I've used Jet Black Archival by Ranger), stamp onto some white tissue paper and heat set it.
Next step is to apply the thin layer to some cardstock or patterned paper. Cover the paper with a liquid adhesive or Multi-Medium and lay the tissue onto the paper. I love the texture you get by letting the tissue crinkle a little. Allow this layer to dry and then trim to the size you want to use.
Finish the design off with a beautiful image and sentiment. I've stamped the new Believing Butterfly set and the Mesh Background onto a Twinchie for a pretty focal point.
Happy New Year and Happy Creating!