Custom Stamped Background // Avery Elle

Hi all, I'm stopping in today with a card for two challenges, that focuses on making your own custom stamped background.

I started with the Storybook stamp set (I know, I know, I'm obsessed!) from Avery Elle, and instead of using the images as focal points, I used them to create a soft focal background (not sure if that's an oxymoron or not...) piece.

I covered my watercolor panel with some anti-static powder (corn starch is a good substitute) then began stamping all the images from the set. I would stamp one or two images, then cover them with white glitter embossing powder, then resume stamping, repeating the process. Once everything was stamped, I heat embossed everything and went in with some soft watercolor.

I topped the card off with a bold but simple heat embossed sentiment from the Ellie stamp set (which I'm also obsessed with) and a few sequins.

I placed my finished panel on a piece of kraft cardstock that I had already embossed from a previous project.

That finishes up the card, made for the AEI{heart}U Embossing challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
Thanks so much for the kind words and have a lovely day!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Canson
Stamps: Avery Elle "Storybook" and "Ellie"
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz
Other: sequins, embossing powder (Hampton Art, Hero Arts)

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, water, paintbrush


  1. This is lovely and an imaginative use of embossing! Thanks for joining us at the AEI♥U Challenge!

  2. Such a dainty, pretty card - I love it, Jo x

  3. This is really beautiful! So soft and pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!


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