Recently I came across a card that I'd made awhile ago. To me, it was so intriguing, I wanted to try to reproduce it.
The card below is my most recent attempt at this alluring background.
This is the old card I'd wanted to reproduce:
Although it may seem complicated to make a background like this on plain white cardstock, you might be surprised to discover just how easy -- and inexact -- it is to do so.
All you need to do is choose a stamp or two that would work well for this. Then pick a color you want your background to be. As you can see, both my backgrounds featured flowers with lots of petals.
Cut a piece of white cardstock to your desired size. Ink up your stamp, and, starting near the center, stamp the stamp, and then, without reinking, continue stamping all around that image. Move a little distance away and repeat this process with another freshly inked image. Repeat this process until your white cardstock is filled. As you continue to stamp, the space between the images will be filled in with the lacy ghostly stamping you achieve by stamping multiple times onto and around a single image.
A closeup of what all the multiple stamping will yield:
Give it a try! You will love the unusual effect you can achieve for an eyecatching background. And it really doesn't take much time at all.
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in --
what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables -