BACKGROUND TECHNIQUE #2
This is an interesting technique I saw online some time ago and thought I'd try it. I don't remember what it's called, so I call it Upside-Down Stamping: You start with one of your clear acrylic stamps. I used a leaf stamp. First of all you place your stamp on your acrylic block upside down. Yes, upside down! I had a hard time getting the stamp to stick on the wrong side, so I added a small piece of double sided tape to the acrylic block and that worked. Ink up the wrong side of the stamp and this will give you a solid image of the shape of the back of the stamp. Stamp it in different areas on your card with whatever color ink you like. I used tan, orange, and green. Then turn the stamp right side up and stamp the actual shape over the images you just stamped. On this card I chose to stamp the leaf shape with black. You can use any colors you like. You just have to make sure your actual image is stamped with a darker coordinating color than the solid image is. I also added some smaller leaf images to fill in the blank spaces and also used a dot stamp in orange to fill in the rest of the blank areas. On the top of the card I added a die cut butterfly and some bling on the butterfly. On the white card behind the butterfly I just added some little dots in tan to take away the stark look of the white card. I am sorry I don't remember where I saw this technique. I would love to give the credit to the person who thought of it, but I am online a LOT looking for ideas/techniques and weeks/months later I remember something I saw and then sit down and make a card from what I remembered. This was a fun background to make and I suppose you could try it with other shapes such as flowers as well. Let your imagination go wild and enjoy!!!
I just figured out the website where I found this technique and it's:
Here's a sample of what I'm talking about:
Here's another card I made using the same technique. It's pretty much done the same way as the first one except I used three leaf stamps on this one.