1 Background Stamp - 8 Cards!

Hello Crafty Folks,

This is Karthikha here today, to inspire you with a lot of cards, made mainly using just one background stamp! Have a look at all the cards first! :)

Warning: Picture-heavy post, with a lot of details! Hang on, and let me take you through the steps of creating each card, with some tips and fun facts along the way :)

Main Supplies Used - All are available at Crafty Meraki store!!

  • Embossing Powders - Clear, Gold, White
  • Blending Brushes
  • White Cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner / Liquid Glue

Card 1:
So, the first one is the slimline card in yellow! It is an interactive one!

I started by stamping the background stamp onto white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Black ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  I then blended Mustard Seed distress ink, with a heavier hand at the bottom and gradually lightening it towards the top for an ombre effect. Once blending was done, I die-cut the panel using Pinkfresh Studio Slimline Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die, and also used the smaller circle from Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Inverted stitched scallop circle die set, to die-cut thrice from the panel. 

Did You Know? This stamp is designed to give a continuous image when stamped again, next to the previous stamping. Hence, it is an easy go on the slimline design, which extends beyond 6 inches.

I wanted to make the interactive slider part to reveal a message underneath, so adhered a white strip to each of the inner die-cut circles, and added an arrow to the end of the strip. For the inner panel, I've used a white stitched frame die-cut and blended Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks in an ombre effect.

The sentiments are from Pinkfresh Studio - Modern Layered Floral Stamp set, heat embossed in white. I adhered the yellow panel over the base using foam tape, leaving out the slots for the white strips, to pull the slider.

Card 2:
The second one is a shaker card!

For this one, the floral image is stamped in black and clear heat embossed on white cardstock first. I've then used the Heartbeat set of ink cubes to blend over the panel in an ombre effect. 

Did You Know? Pinkfresh Studio dye inks are so smooth for ink blending, every single time! Take out your dye inks and give it a try!

For the shaker, I've used sequins in red, gold and clear, with different shapes. The outer layer is a black die-cut using Pinkfresh Studio - Essentials: Diagonal stitched rectangles die set. I used the outer most frame die and the inner rectangle die to get the border frame. I adhered acetate behind the frame, added foam tape and completed the shaker.

I mounted the panel onto a top folding notecard, matted with gold cardstock. For the sentiment, I've used the word Celebrate from Pinkfresh Studio - Essentials: Classic Words die set. The shadow is die-cut from black cardstock and the word is die-cut from gold cardstock. That completes this card :)

Cards 3 & 4:

These 2 cards are again similar to the above ones, with black heat embossing over white cardstock. I've then used 3 distress inks - Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet for ink blending. They blend to give the above shades and colors. I trimmed them to the right size and matted over top folding black notecards. I used a Thank You sentiment from an old stampset, heat embossed in gold over black cardstock and used it over the ink blending panels, to complete the cards.

Cards 5 & 6:
For the rest of the cards, they are 2-in-1 and quick to make! Create one panel, and make 2 cards out of them! Let's start with the below ones.

I started by stamping the floral image using Versamark ink and heat embossed the entire 6x6 panel in gold this time. I then blended over the image using Wilted Violet at the corners and Picked Raspberry at the center, and sprayed a fine mist of water. I've then trimmed the image to get 2 panels of 6x3 inches each. Mat them with strips of gold mirror cardstock on either side of the long side, attach to a base card and complete with a sentiment die-cut! It is so quick and easy!

The sentiment die-cut is from the same Classic Words die set, and I've used vellum for the shadow here.

Tip: If you are afraid of the glue behind vellum showing up on the card, use another die-cut word behind the shadow, and apply glue to just that cardstock. This way, you have an extra dimension behind the vellum that lifts up the card design! And no glue shows on the card, as no glue is applied on the vellum! :)

Cards 7 & 8:
Here are the last set of cards for the day :)

These panels are created again using black heat embossing over white cardstock first. This time, I trimmed the panels to 6x3 before blending so I could try different colors. On the first one, I've used Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry, blending in the middle to get an orange shade. 

For the second panel, I've used Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry inks! Once the blending was done, I sprayed a fine mist of water, added strips of black cardstock to either side of the long panels and mounted them onto top-folding white notecards. I then stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using black ink and adhered over the panels.

Linking to,
14. MIUCB #39 - Emboss Resist technique
15. Pearly Sparkles #53 - 3 sliders for the slimline card

Thank you for stopping by, and for reading till the end of this long post! Hope you like my cards! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. Wow, great colours on your cards ! Love that background stamp.

  2. Your card making skills are impressive, love how you used the same stamp to make so many cards with different techniques and looks. I enjoyed reading your post and the tips were helpful. My favourite is the interactive card.

    1. Thanks a lot for reading through the long post! Really appreciate your kind words 😊

  3. Wow I love all the cards, you've made a great job creating all those wonderful and different backgrounds and those colour combinations are perfect. MarΓ­a, xx

  4. Brilliant cards and love the background stamping on your cards, along with the spectrum of colours that you have used which work so perfectly together .Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck. Michelle, DT x

  5. Wow these are gorgeous card! I really love the background stamp! Thank you for sharing in our challenge. Please join us again!
    Hugs, Joy
    Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Joyfully Stamps

  6. Loving the slimline cards! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  7. The black embossing looks great against the blended background.
    Thanks for sharing at Uniko. :)

  8. I wish I knew how to blend distress ink into the paper like that. Love the cards. Thank You for joining TTCRD.
    Jessica DT

  9. I love your cards, simple and beautiful. It's so fun to play with Distress Inks =)
    Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.
    Merja DT

  10. A really super background stamps and some really lovely backgrounds. Thank you for joining our 'Flowers all Over' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  11. How inspiring are these creations!!! Love them! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Polkadoodles! Good luck,

  12. You have been bust with a super collection of floral creations, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  13. Wauw Katinka, what a wonderful pieces of art. I like everything about them: the colors , the techniques and the cards themselves! Very nice blogpost too, thank you so much for sharing at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge! We hope to see you next time again! Bye Deezy

  14. Absolutely stunning use of colour, love all these cards. Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  16. wow you have been so busy and all such fantastic makes. Love the colours you used on the makes. My fave is the shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.

  17. Beautiful and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  18. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge - love the images and details...xoxoxo

  19. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  20. Gorgeous cards. Love how you used the same stamp to achieve different look. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

  21. Love your creativity on how to use one background, but to make it all look differently. Love the way you used the colours!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!


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