Stretch Your Stamps! Colorful Life Card

Happy Friday, sweet peeps! It’s Nicole Picadura here, who wants to get inky with me and watch a fun step-by-step video? Let’s get started!!


I will get into details about the background in a bit, but let’s check out the stamped images first. Would you have guessed that it is from using one of the elements in the Anatomy of Love stamp set?


You can take out any element from a stamp set and elaborate in a different way to create a different look every time. Use it for backgrounds, focal points, or as banner pieces on your card. This is one of a greatest way to get more out of your stamp sets!


Alright, so the background. I used couple of Distress Ink Pads to create this cool water-color blended look for it. It is super easy. You want to stamp the images on Versamark Ink Pad, heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Then, you are going to take couple of different ink pads and pad it right on top of the watercolor paper. Make sure you get enough color on it. Last step, spray some water on it and make sure the water covers the whole area so all the colors blend well on the color edges. Let it air dry or use a heat tool to dry faster. Viola! Now you have this amazing background!


Another great way to stretch your stamps is to mix and match different sets. I used one of the greetings from the Color Wheel stamp set to finish the card. If one stamp set doesn’t have a greeting you want, reach for another one to complete your project. Maximize stamps to your benefits! We can never have enough stamp sets anyways, right?

Would you like to know how I created this fun sequins look? Well, you will need to watch the tutorial for that 😉 Grab a cup of coco (or a coffee), sit back, relax, and enjoy the video!

I hope you enjoyed the card today. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

Nicole P.


About nicolepicadura

An avid paper crafter who loves to share her passion of stamping and cardmaking.

4 Responses to Stretch Your Stamps! Colorful Life Card

  1. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very pretty!

  2. Chrissy L says:

    Absolutely awesome!!! Love the video!

  3. samanthamann says:

    i LOOOOOOOOOVE this card!! the background is incredible!!! and the way you added the white shapes is perfection!! swoon!

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