Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Step-by-Step Sweethearts

Happy First Wednesday in February everyone!  Also, Happy First Step-By-Step Wednesday for me on the Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges Design Team!  I'm super excited to have been selected!

This week's challenge is to create something for your Sweetheart(s).  I have 3 (my hubby, my handsome 10 year old son and my beautiful 6 year old daughter).  I have created one for this challenge, but need to get two more finished!  The paper and embellishments featured this week is Doodlebug Sweethearts.  

Today I will show you step-by-step instruction on how to create the stamp-kissed background paper I used.  To start you need a solid stamp, any shape, with no design on it, a design stamp, some ink and stamp cleaner.

I chose a solid circle from Stampin Up Simply Circles, a frilly filigree stamp from Studio 112, some ink from Stampin Up ( Mauve Mist) and my handy dandy stamp cleaning pad.

you start by inking up the filigree stamp.  This will be the design that is actually stamped on your paper.

Then you press (or kiss) the stamped filigree design onto the solid stamp.  Be careful not to rock or slide it too much.....this will affect the design that's stamped.

This is what the inked image will look like on the solid stamp.

Then you press that solid stamp onto the paper.

I have done this randomly here or there and also all over to create an entire background. *one word of advice (from my personal experience) definitely clean and dry your solid stamp after each stamping.....if you try to re-ink it, it will be quite blurred! =D

I also used a sketch for my card design.  This one came from Operation Write Home.  This is an organization that collects and ships cards to our troops overseas.

Please stop by Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies for your scrappy needs!!  Give this stamp-kissing a try!  any solid stamp will work.

Thanks for checking us out!!!

Jenni =D


  1. Love your card :) I'm going to have to give this a try now :)

  2. Like the background stamping. Have not tried this in awhile so you have inspired to give it a try again. I'm off to work on my Cuttin' & Stampin' DT project for 2/11.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT

  3. this is pretty cool, going to have to try.

  4. Very cool way to create some fun backgrounds.....and your card is beautiful!

  5. LOVE IT! Nice job, Jenni! Nice to see you on here with Amber! :)

  6. Great technique Jenni!! Thanks for sharing it!