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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Blushing Backgrounds

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Backgrounds Stamp TechniquesCTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Blushing Backgrounds

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop!  This month, we are focusing on Blushing Backgrounds in the hope that you will find some new uses for your background stamps.  If you are joining me from Annemarie Julian Wetzel’s blog, you are on the right track!

M1179 Shells & Stars Backgrounds

One of the things I love best about background stamps is that they let me create my own patterned paper. For the Whale Done card, I stamped Shells & Stars onto ombré paper from the Adventure Fundamentals.  That paper would have been fine on its own, but I really like the added texture I get on my card with tone-on-tone stamping.  It adds just enough interest without taking away from the icon and sentiment from the Make Waves Cardmaking Stamp.

M1180 Paws BackgroundsKraft paper is such a fantastic neutral, and I use it in scrapbooking all the time.  It can look a little plain in cardmaking, so I jazz it up by adding background stamps!  The Paws stamp set is perfect for either cats or dogs, so I paired it with the Cat’s Meow stamp to create this simple yet adorable card.

Bonus TechniqueHere’s a quick bonus technique for you–I cut the “Nine Lives” stamp apart so that I could finish the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I added ellipses on both the front and inside with a Blending Pen and Toffee ink.  The Blending Pen is in the Going Soon section of my website, so get some while you still can.  I have one for every color family. 

Here are a few more examples of background stamps or small stamps used to create backgrounds.  Look at your stash of stamps and get creative.  I would love for you to share your creations in the comments below or on the StudioScrapping Facebook page.

M1178 Delicate Flower BackgroundsM1178 Delicate Flower BackgroundsM1178 Delicate Flower BackgroundsD1742 Constellations Backgrounds

December 2017 Stamp of the Month Backgrounds

The next stop on the hop is Melissa Robinson’s blog.

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My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • Genessa
    January 16, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Love, love, love it!!! Those are super cute! Good job.

    • Amy
      January 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks, Genessa!

  • Rebecca
    January 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    They are beautiful, but I particularly like the Whale Done card! The color combination, workmanship, and creativity…you did great.

    • Amy
      January 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Rebecca! It’s my favorite, as “whale”! 😉

  • Melissa Robinson
    January 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Both cards are adorable, Amy! I especially love the “Whale Done!”

    • Amy
      January 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks, Melissa!

  • Danielle Wagner
    January 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I love both cards! The cat one is by far my favorite! Great art!

    • Amy
      January 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks, Danielle! I can’t wait to give it to my hubby for Valentine’s Day.

  • Kim
    January 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I love the butterfly card with the Vellum colored on the back! So pretty!! 🙂

    • Amy
      January 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Kim! It is a fun technique and gives such pretty results.


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