Week 2: Fall Stamp Stamp: Enhanced Stamped Backgrounds

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Posted 10/12/2009 by pescaragirl in General Scrappin'
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Olympian Pea

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Posted: 10/12/2009 8:52:16 AM
Hello stampers!

I am here for Week 2 of Fall Stamp Camp. I am focusing on creating fun enhanced backgrounds. There are three techniques shown - all using the same products, but each giving different results.

Click HERE to see the cards, video and info.

I hope that you can all play along. Just create a project using a background technique of any kind and load it into the Member Gallery. Be sure to check the box associated with Week 2 of Stamp Camp. You will be entered to win a prize from 2Peas!

Feel free to post any questions here, and share anything you create!

Enjoy and have fun...




PeaNut 421,090
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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:32:48 AM
Looks like fun Jennifer-thanks for the inspiration!

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PeaNut 324,956
June 2007
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Posted: 10/12/2009 10:11:16 AM
Fabulous cards, Jennifer!!! Can't wait to play!!

Sarah M

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Posted: 10/12/2009 10:41:32 AM
What a superfun technique! Can't wait to try it. Thank you for the inspiration Jennifer!




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February 2007
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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:35:28 PM
Another great class. Thanks


PeaNut 352,963
December 2007
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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:43:12 PM
I love this idea!

The video made it very easy to understand too! Thanks!

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Posted: 10/12/2009 2:25:00 PM
yea, the video works great for me, thanks!!

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PeaNut 381,573
June 2008
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Posted: 10/12/2009 3:32:05 PM
Jennifer - Great video! Once again you have outdone yourself with these cards & techniques...you just continue to inspire me, plus you have me drooling for those Hero Arts cling stamps!


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Posted: 10/12/2009 3:43:49 PM
Very nice class! Thank you!

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January 2006
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Posted: 10/12/2009 6:06:47 PM
Can't wait to try these! I don't think I even have any background stamps, but I have lots of ink and clear embossing powder. I'm going to see if I can find something that will work for a background. Those cards look so fantastic, I'll definitely need some background stamps in my next 2 peas order.


PeaNut 248,312
February 2006
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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:07:09 PM
Awesome, I will have to try this!


PeaNut 318,582
May 2007
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Posted: 10/12/2009 9:08:54 PM
Love the techniques. Can't wait to try this out. First I need to find some vintage text paper....


PeaNut 418,924
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Posted: 10/13/2009 1:55:35 AM
Oh, great video!!! Love these techniques, can`t wait to try them! Thanks, Jennifer!


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February 2009
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Posted: 10/13/2009 4:58:34 AM


PeaNut 315,915
May 2007
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Posted: 10/13/2009 7:33:18 AM
I just watched the video. Great techniques and lovely cards.

Garden Girl

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Posted: 10/13/2009 8:04:10 AM
How stunning!! You are just amazing. I just want to sit at your feet and learn and learn and learn.

Jen Gallacher

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Posted: 10/13/2009 9:45:45 AM
Great technique and soo helpful video--thanks for sharing!

Olympian Pea

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Posted: 10/13/2009 10:01:34 AM
you are all so kind.

if you don't have background stamps, you can stamp any stamp repeatedly to make your own background!




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Posted: 10/13/2009 10:16:30 AM
Thanks for posting this Jennifer. I love the technique and have used it before but this has expanded on what i've done with the distress inks.

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Posted: 10/13/2009 10:26:58 AM
Beautiful cards!


PeaNut 423,153
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Posted: 10/13/2009 11:19:03 AM
Thanks for Sharing! Fabulous cards!

Queen of Unfinished Projects

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Posted: 10/13/2009 11:45:12 AM
That is the coolest technique I have seen in a long time! Can't wait to play with my inks and stamps this weekend!

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PeaNut 424,765
May 2009
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Posted: 10/13/2009 1:42:48 PM
I have got to try this! Thanks!!



PeaNut 421,100
April 2009
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Posted: 10/13/2009 2:56:03 PM
Thanks for all three ideas, I'm going to try that last one, it was really great! Love it!!! Thanks!

Agata Dag

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June 2009
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Posted: 10/13/2009 2:59:11 PM
This really looks like fun! I love your cards!


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PeaNut 246,022
January 2006
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Posted: 10/13/2009 8:57:51 PM
I posted a card, but I have a question about the embossing. I used Versamark and Zing clear embossing powder, but I have trouble getting a smooth look.

If you look at this card especially closely at the polka dots on the far right, you can see little gaps in the embossed dots (I hope that makes sense.) And the polka dots are kind of bumpy in some cases.

What is the most likely cause of this? Is it the stamping itself, or am I doing something wrong with the heat tool? I don't have too much experience with heat embossing, but I'm trying to learn.


PeaNut 385,756
August 2008
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Posted: 10/13/2009 11:22:29 PM
oohhhh this was so much fun. I love learning new techniques and skillz. (sorry, i just watched napoleon dynamite!)

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Posted: 10/14/2009 12:40:43 AM
Jennifer, I have a question about the first card. I just tried this (minus the step of inking the edges before you stamp, which I forgot to do). But on my card, instead of the embossed areas showing up white, they're just as covered in ink as the other areas. I used Versamark clear embossing ink and good clear embossing powder, but the colred pigment ink and the white cardstock were from a craft store.

What did I do wrong?

I am Jen

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Posted: 10/14/2009 7:35:35 AM
...still playing around with some cards!

Agata Dag

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Posted: 10/14/2009 8:23:45 AM
I watched the video again and have a question: did you say that one can use a striped paper as you used the printed one?


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Posted: 10/14/2009 11:08:51 AM
Those cards are gorgeous! I can't wait to make some.


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Posted: 10/14/2009 12:54:13 PM
Fabulous stuff, Jennifer!

I have a question, though: where is Week 1?

(I am never very good at navigating around this place....)

No matter where you go, there you are!

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PeaNut 246,022
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Posted: 10/14/2009 7:58:17 PM

I have a question, though: where is Week 1?

Here you go:
Week 1


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Posted: 10/15/2009 10:13:23 AM
stunning cards, I can't wait to try this out.

Stampin Sue

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February 2009
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Posted: 10/15/2009 11:02:08 AM
Thanks for a great video Jennifer! Had so much fun playing and this is what I made!

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Posted: 10/15/2009 11:38:37 AM
Fabulous cards Jennifer, thanks for another great video!

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Posted: 10/15/2009 11:44:20 AM
great video and ideas. easy to follow. can't wait to try holiday cards. Thanks.


Olympian Pea

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Posted: 10/15/2009 8:17:24 PM
aJerseyGirl - is your versamark ink nice and juicy?

Ellen Pea - did you try wiping off the excess ink right away? should work.




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Posted: 10/15/2009 9:30:43 PM
I always love your videos Jennifer, thanks for another great one.

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Posted: 10/15/2009 9:55:20 PM
Very pretty cards.



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Posted: 10/15/2009 11:46:09 PM
Thank you for another great class and inspiration, Jennifer!! Gorgeous cards, love them!

I finally got a little time to play tonight, sorry for the bad photo! TFL!

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Posted: 10/16/2009 7:31:15 AM
Here is a card I tried with this technique



Agata Dag

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June 2009
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Posted: 10/16/2009 9:26:11 AM
Here are my submissions for this week:
1- for a baby boy - tone on tone technique
2- A Christmas card - also tone on tone
3-A birthday card - multi-color emboss and ink

I can't get a decent effects with patterned embossed and ink background, I don't have an ink which would be dark enough. But I keep this idea for later.


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Posted: 10/16/2009 4:32:09 PM
finished mine....I struggle with embossing, maybe I'm lazy but I did get me some ZING White and I really like it!

V. I. Pea

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Posted: 10/16/2009 10:55:08 PM
I love this week. Here is my project.

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Posted: 10/16/2009 11:54:10 PM
I just loved your video so much! The techniques are just so fun!! Here is my card using your techniques. Thank you again!

my fall stamp camp card


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March 2005
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Posted: 10/17/2009 7:52:54 AM
Just loved playing with my inks after watching your video. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Here is my card

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Posted: 10/17/2009 12:09:45 PM
This looks so fun! It's too bad I'm swamped with student teaching right now to play along

I do have a question:
Do you have to use glossy white cardstock or is plain cardstock okay?

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Posted: 10/17/2009 4:34:12 PM
Huge thanks for the great tutorial. I had distress inks previously and sold them (unused *blush*) cos I couldn't figure them out. Had to buy new ones now! I loved this technique and used it today for my Dad's birthday card.

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Sweet Tea Lovin' Pea

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Posted: 10/17/2009 5:23:56 PM
This is sooo cool!! I'm not sure that I will get great results like you did, but I am sure going to give it a try!

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