There are few things that make me chuckle more than a good pun! When Doodlebug came out with their ‘So Punny” and “So Much Pun” collections I had to have them!
To top that off, Simon Says Stamp collaborated with Doodlebug to release stamp sets with images to coordinate with the punny collections. Take a look at them:
Making stamped backgrounds is like creating your own patterned paper with your stamps. It’s super easy and completely customizable.
Different crafters have different techniques to do these stamped backgrounds. Some say start at the top and work your way down, some start in the middle and work outwards, but however you choose to stamp just follow a few easy tips:
- Practice your spacing on a scrap sheet before you start
- Start with large images first, then fill in with smaller images. Be sure to leave space for those small images.
- Decide before you begin if all of your images will be stamped upwards (so the top of the image points towards the top of the card) or if you will be turning your stamps around and upside down for a fun, playful effect. You’ll see both types in the samples below!
- Have fun! Creating your own backgrounds is a lot of fun, combine stamp sets with similar themes for total customization!
Let’s take a look at the stamped background cards I made using these stamps:
The individual cherry and the spoon are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Here’s the Scoop‘. The cherries have all been topped with Glossy Accents.
The bubbles are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘You are Sublime“. The bubbles were all topped with Tonic Studios ‘Sea Breeze” Jewel Drops.
The swirls are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Pizza my Heart“. The fry containers were glittered up with Spectrum Noir clear shimmer marker and the fries were coated with glossy accents.
The stars are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Out of this World‘. The ketchup is Red Berry Nuvo drops and the mustard is Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Drops.
The marshmallows are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Thanks a Latte‘. The hearts are covered with Spectrum Noir Shimmer marker and the marshmallows are coated in glossy accents.
The cookies are not actually from the Simon stamp sets, the sentiment is. The cookies are from Lawn Fawn’s ‘Milk and Cookies‘. The hearts are shimmered up with Spectrum Noir Shimmer marker.
This is one of my favourites! The guacamole is all coated in glossy accents.
The circle stamp is not from the Simon sets, but I don’t remember what Lawn Fawn set I grabbed it off of!
I decided to make a wavy border on the side of this one because I found it too busy with just the pretzels.
For this one, I went with a joke instead of a sentiment. I love sending kids cards with a joke on them, they always get a laugh! The moustache is from Lawn Fawn’s “Pizza my Heart“. The pepperoni are Autumn Red Nuvo Drops.
I saved the best for last, this one is my favourite! I love the way the colouring on the tacos turned out. The cheese and tomato are all coated with glossy accents.
All images are stamped with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
If you made it all the way to the bottom, thanks! I am totally hooked on making my own stamped backgrounds! I’m definitely not done with these stamp sets.