I wanted to show you a couple of options for using the Presents Background stamp two ways without using the cover die. I think that this stamp originally came out around the holidays butit is perfect for Birthday cards as well. It also has a die that cuts out around the presents to make a window card and I have linked to another card that also use the same die. I know that there are also a few new ones that just came out that look really fun too.
For this card I wanted to feature a rainbow of presents and use up some of the tiny colored pebbles you see inside the presents that have been cut out to be shakers. I stamped the background on white Bristol and used Copic Markers to color all of the presents and then added Silver glitter pen and colored pencil for some of the details. I used a craft nife to cut out the shapes and glued pieces of acetate to the back-side to create the little windows. I used Foam tape to surround the windows and added the Queen and Co. Colored Rubble. These are small enough that they really shake and move within the small containers.
I glued it on a white card base and then the struggle with the sentiment came in! Ha I thought I was going to run a big sentiment across the front or up the side but I just could not do it, it hid too many of the pretty colored presents. I took the mini messages set and created teeny tags that I glued with a small piece of matching twine to three of the presents to create a visual triangle.
This is so bright and fun and I think it could be for almost anyone regardless of age or gender for their Birthday. You could add more clear sequins or jewels but IRL the silver sparkles really shine and I did not want to overdo it. I hope you enjoy this fun way to use this background stamp it is so versatile! It could be colored monochromatically or with a limited palette or simply embossed on a dark card stock for a more masculine look. Some closer details below.
I hope you are inspired to get out your background stamps and get creative with them. Make sure to join us this February and link up your Birthday Card made with Hero Arts products!