Adding Sparkle to Background Stamps | The Stamp Market

Good Morning, Friends! 
Have you been madly dashing to complete your Christmas card stash?
I've been trying my mightiest, and I'm here to share my latest design, which involves a fun technique for snazzing up those background stamps.

While I love plaid prints and think they're perfectly cozy and Christmas-y just as they are, it's always fun to take them up another notch! For today's quick tip, I'm adding some glittery sparkle to these backgrounds, by using a double sided tape and my favorite sparkly shaker. 

To start my card, I stamped the plaid base using a gorgeous TSM design, and then added strips of super sticky double sided tape. I added my glitter and brushed away the excess. 

This card has such a gorgeous sparkle IRL! Honestly, it makes the whole design so festive!
To add a bit more cheer, I used some greenery springs and a fun play on the sentiment with an actual hanging heart :)

For the sentiment, I heat-embossed some heat-safe acetate, and added a finishing button. 

My next card uses the same technique - I find it easy to add the toppings and make new cards once the base designs are all done.

I used the same greenery and hearts, but in a different arrangement, and added another heat-embossed sentiment.

I'm kind of loving the subtle bits of sparkle!

I try to pre-make a pile of backgrounds, so that all the sparkle work is done in advance. It also helps speed things up once you're in the groove! Then it's just an easy add of sentiments, accents and that card pile comes together quicker than you'd think!

Do you have a quick and fun technique that you turn to when you're making Christmas cards?

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  1. Dear friend these cards are such a fave for me!! The plaid is gorgeous <3 And your dble side tape and glitter idea is genius!! I so love the clever and beautiful way you embellished these card~ Perfection : ) Hugs, karen o

    1. So glad you like it, friend! Funny enough, I love plaid but rarely use it, so this was a real treat to pull together :) Heaps of thanks for your kindness and love! Sending the biggest hugs xo

  2. Your sparkling plaid is divine than you added that pretty little dangling heart ~ gah!! I like the pretty blues and greens on both of these Ivana, they're marvelous!

    1. Aw thanks, Lisa! I'm so glad you like this little duo. I just realized there is a pretty large heat glue string hanging from the heart too! lol Just a little something extra, I guess ;)

  3. Hi Ivana, I’m just learning about the Stamp Market and so happy to find you! This card is amazing! Amazing! Not only the gorgeous layout & design but adding glitter to your background. It’s gorgeous! What a fabulous look. Thanks so much for sharing! ( I’ve bookmarked your blog). 😊❤️


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