11 Cardmaking Backgrounds You Have To Try | Simple & Quick

Color Splash 37 | 11 Cardmaking Backgrounds to try

Cardmaking backgrounds are so easy and fun to make. Today I have compiled 11 different cardmaking backgrounds that I think you’ll love making.

Pattern stamping with any stamp set

Our first background idea is to use pattern stamping. This is simple and quick and provides a very affordable background.

I used a long row of hearts from the Lots Of Hearts stamp set but you could use any stamp set to create a pattern.

Ink blended background and die cut background dies. Features the Simply Succulent Bundel

The card actually uses two cardmaking backgrounds in one. I ink blended a fun background, sprinkled on some water and die cut a full background die in Basic White to layer on the top. This set uses the Simply Succulent Bundle.

Scrap cardstock rainbow background

Use up those scraps, you’ll feel so good about it.

Simply covering a piece of cardstock with adhesive and then covering it in strips of cardstock is one of the easiest cardmaking backgrounds ever.

Multicolor background stamping

This technique is super fun and quick but can be a little tricky.

I’d recommend having a stamp poistioning tool, I love my Stamparatus.

Ink up the background using different colors of ink and then stamp. I like to start with a large piece of cardstock and then cut it down to the size I want after stamping.

Bokeh Technique for cardmaking

The Bokeh technique is an old one, but so great. In fact, I’ve done a tutorial on this technique before. Click HERE to see that ancient blog post. (but come right back here)

Watercolor Wash background using Stampin' UP! Water Painters

For this background I simply used my Water Painters and ink from my ink pads. I got the painter nice and wet and then picked up ink and spread it on the cardstock.

I do recommend using a watercolor cardstock for this technique.

How to make clouds with dies and ink for cardmaking

This is one of my favorites. We are back to using those cardstock strips. And for the clouds I used the Shark Frenzy dies.

By the way, all the supplies I used for these cards are at the bottom of this blog post.

Masking technique for background stamping

I used Post It Note tape to mask strips and ink blend stripes all across this cardstock.

Spotlight color masking for background stamps

Ok, this card is my favorite of all of them. I love the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. I inked it in Smoky Slate ink and stamped it using my Stamparatus. Then I masked strips and inked the with my Blending Brushes.

Last I die cut the word thanks three times. I glued all three layers together and added them to the card.

White heat emboss border stamps to create a background

Last but not least I created this card using the Borders to Backgrounds stamp set. I inked them up with Versamark ink, stamped them on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed in white.

Check out the video below to see how to do all 11 cardmaking backgrounds.

Stampin’ UP! Supply List:

Use host code CM6PCPKX by March 22nd when you place an order in my online store. I will send you a goody packet in the mail in April.

11 cardmaking background ideas you can use for your next card.

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