Hello everyone! It is Lindsay from the Design Team here with you today, sharing the brand new Aztec Background Builder Stamp Set. This set is AWESOME to create a fun background on any card, for any occasion, for any recipient. All that is left to do is add a sentiment and your card is ready to go! Not to mention the options, both color and pattern, are really limitless! If you want to see how I build my background on today's card using this new set, be sure to watch the video tutorial below or keep on reading!!
Starting with a scalloped rectangle that I die cut with white card stock, I taped the die cut down to a hard board and masked off the scalloped edge (about 1/8") on all sides. I wanted to give the appearance of a frame, without actually adding any bulk to the card and this is a great trick to give that appearance! With my die cut taped down, I pulled out three colors of dye ink, a hot pink (Memento Rose Bud), gray (Memento London Fog), and dark blue (Memento Paris Dusk) and the Aztec Background Builder stamp set and started stamping.
Obviously the colors and patterns here are literally endless and you can choose to customize the design and colors to a certain recipient or theme you may be going for. I only used three stamps and each stamp had a certain color that I assigned to it. I started with the dark blue ink at the very bottom of the panel. After the blue I moved onto the pink stamp, then the gray. After the gray stamp was complete I went back to the pink and stamped it on top of the gray, I just flipped it so the arrows were now facing up. I did the same with the blue stamp that I stamped next. Then, I started repeating the same pattern again, starting with blue and ending with blue, until the entire panel was filled with stamps. At the very top of the panel, there wasn't enough room to stamp an entire stamp, however, I kept stamping even though only a bit of the gray was actually on the panel. If I would've chosen not to finish off the panel and not stamp that little bit the panel would've ended up looking lopsided and unfinished. So if you decide to do a similar look, just be sure to not skip any stamping no matter how much actually ends up on the paper.
For my sentiment, I pulled out the brand new Prayer Warrior stamp set and chose to stamp the beautiful scripty "She who is brave is Free" sentiment onto a die cut hot pink rectangle. I used my MISTI and Versamark ink for the stamping. Because I was heat embossing the sentiment in white I did treat the paper beforehand, stamped the sentiment, sprinkled on the embossing powder, and then heat set the sentiment until all the powder was melted. Finally, it was time to put this card together. I first popped up the scalloped patterned background onto an A2 top folding white card base with fun foam and double sided adhesive. I also did the same to the hot pink sentiment rectangle, using the same fun foam and adhesive and adhering it to the center of the scalloped panel. To give this card a little bling I added a few silver sequins, securing them with Glossy Accents to completely finish this card!
I absolutely love this set and will be using it often to create many patterns. I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial on just one way to use the new Aztec Background Builder Stamp Set, but remember, there are so many great way to reuse this set over and over again! I can't wait to see what creative ways everyone uses it! Thanks for spending some time with Joy Clair Stamps today!! Happy Crafting!!
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