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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Acorny Thank You Happy Scenes Hardwood Tin Of Cards Wonderland Antler Swap, Background Stamp Tutorial

Yesterday I showed you how I made my antlers. Today I'll share the card I made for the Stamp Share For Leaders swap. 


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Colors: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White

For the base of the antlers, I stamped the image on white cardstock, punched it out with the Acorn Builder Punch and used a scissors to trim along the top.

I also thought I'd show you how I stamp with the background stamps. I start by laying the stamp on my desk. Nope, I don't use a block!


I ink the stamp by tapping the ink pad directly to the stamp:


I place my cardstock onto the stamp:


And use a small block to push the cardstock down to the stamp. I make sure I move it all over the cardstock so no spots are missed:


And here is my stamped cardstock:


Perfect every time! And I usually don't have any ink on my fingers, except for one from lifting a corner of the cardstock after it's inked. This is so much easier than having it on a big block, trying to get it all inked and then trying to get a complete stamped image. I hope this helps you if you've been struggling with the larger stamps!

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