Sketch Plaid Background Stamp

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

I am such a fan of a beautiful patterned background stamp. We have been adding more of these beauties to our product line because you really seem to love them too! One that has been quite a hit is the Sketch Plaid Background Stamp.

If you have this one, I thought you might enjoy a few fun ideas and inspiration. If you haven't gotten this one yet, get ready…because you are going to want to add it to your stamp stash!

As with all background stamps, you can create a full panel with them or cut the panel down to the dimension you prefer and use it as a trim layer. Here Kristie simply stamped it in Icing on the Cake and cut it down to a strip for the bottom of her card layout. It creates the perfect visual line for her flower cluster and adds a bit of warmth and texture to the card's overall feel.

This card from Lisa is a winter wonder. By stamping and embossing the Sketch Plaid in white, she was able to color blend Mint to Be over it creating a beautiful icy blue card base. It is the perfect pattern for her hand-pieced poinsettia made from the leaves in the Shine on Sunflowers Stamp Set.

Another take on the emboss resist technique here on this card. With this one instead of ink blending the whole panel with one color, we used six- creating a gorgeous rainbow effect. (we do love our rainbow color scheme cards!!)

This last one is a show stopper. This technique is easier than it looks. Just ink up each section of the stamp in the next color of the rainbow to get this beautiful effect! A little hint on this is to stamp with your Misti to ensure each section is crisp. Ink with mini's to help you have a more narrow area of ink coverage or use full sized pads and mask with a piece of scratch paper.

No matter what technique you are going for, the Sketch Plaid Background Stamp is a versatile addition to bring a pop to any card! Can't wait to see what you think to do with it!!

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