I share a few examples in this video, but my tutorial is what I call offset stamping. This is definitely not a new technique, but it's the first time I've tried it. It gives awesome depth and dimension to a one layer background and you can do it with just about any stamp you have! I used the new School Scribbles Background Stamp (part of Simon's new release available in February) and a few of his new inks!
It's best to use a MISTI or some other stamping tool for this technique. I first stamped the School Scribbles Background Stamp with white pigment ink onto kraft cardstock and used a heat tool to completely dry the background. I put my background piece back into my MISTI and moved it so so slightly up and left so that I could stamp the same background but slightly offset. I inked up the stamp with three of Simon's new inks (available in February) - Guppy, Tropical Tango, and Crown Me. I overlapped the inks to make sure they created new colors in the middle.
I added some black spatters to the background and stamped a sentiment from the new Encouraging Words stamp set in the center of my background. I won't lie ... I filmed this video three times trying to get my background right! The first time I was way off on the second stamping! You really only need to slide your cardstock background the teeniest tiniest bit to get this look!
I kept playing! I had a bunch of ink left on my background stamp and so I decided to use it and stamp another background. This gives me a second generation stamping. The ink is lighter and splotchier than it is at full strength, but I like it!
I bought a new white paint to use for spatters and I had been playing around with some backgrounds. Whenever I do this I keep the pieces in a basket next to my desk so I can pull them out and have a ready to go background. I wanted to play around with some of the sentiments in the Encouraging Words stamp set, so I stamped and heat embossed a couple of backgrounds. And just like that I had a bunch of cards using the new Simon Hurley Create. stamps and inks! Keep your eyes peeled! You'll be able to get your hands on them in February!
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