Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make your own background part two.

As promised here is the second part of making your own background with stamps, ink and embossingpowders...

Materials needed:
Deputy Christopher rubberstamp by Inky Impressions
Background stamps of your choice
3 or more colors of distress ink in two color range
Ink blending tool, Ink blending foam,
Versamark ink, Archival Jet Black
Embossing powder clear
Tag, Heattool, Craftsheet

Stamp the cute image on the tag with Memento or Archival ink (depending on what you will use to color the image with and stamp the same image on a piece of cardstock and cut is out. This will be your mask.
Then use a Zigg two way glue pen to glue your mask and let the glue turn from blue to white. This way it’s a removable glue now! Then add the mask on the stamped image.
Of course you can use Masking paper for this as well, but I like to do it like this.

Stamp background stamp on the tag with Versamark ink pad, in this case I used a cloud stamp and a vine stamp. So I stamp each half on the tag!
Leave the mask on the stamped image and emboss with clear embossing powder and heat with heat tool.

With ink blending tool apply the the lightest color of the range over the complete tag. Use circular motions with the blending tool. Start this circulair motion on your craftsheet (or white paper) and during that circling motion sou go on to the tag! This will give you a better result with the inking, and you will not get any stripes on it.…
Repeat these steps with each time a darker ink from the range and leave a little light color open. I used two different colors on this tag… (yes you still leave the mask on the tag!)

Take a piece of cloth and make it damp with a Mini mister.. and go lightly over the tag. This way you take off the color of the embossed part. Now gently remove the mask from the tag and finish of you tag or card.

In this case I used a cute image… but any image can be used for this technique!
Curious about the finished result... Look at the challenge from September 28th at the
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog to see the finished result.

With Love,


  1. Fantastic background tutorial Marion, love it!!!

  2. What a fabulous tutorial! I really love your background!


  3. Oh, thanks for the tutorial. I just love that cloud stamp. Any idea who it is from? Thanks for sharing.


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