Using A Background Stamp

I like using a Background Stamp instead of another layer of paper.  In my last post here I also showed you how fun it is to cover the envelope flap with some “hint” of what’s inside your envelope! Wasn’t that flap perfect covered in Postscripts?

This background stamp, Postscripts, is just large enough for an A2 card, 5-1/2″ tall by 4-1/4″ wide.

I have this stamp mounted to a wood block as I usually buy, but this is one of those lessons where I might start using the clear-mount version and a stamp alignment system like a Misti or Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! Especially since this is the way I lay the stamp for inking up any way.

Here’s another reason to use an alignment tool … do you know what kind of headstand I had to do to make sure I was getting that stamp all over my card face?

I masked off the back of the card base with regular typing paper. I just used some SNAIL adhesive on the top of the page and then lined it up straight with the lines in the Grid Paper.

Using A Background Stamp has lots of advantages:

  • Save money — you don’t need to buy several packages of paper to get enough images you’re looking for
  • Save time — you don’t have to cut out all the background layers
  • Save postage — you can mail a card with one regular stamp when you save layers

Do you think you’ll give Using A Background Stamp a try for one of your next projects?

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