Thursday, May 12, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Creates a Colorful Background with Mixed Media Stamps

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how to use your mixed media stamps to create colorful backgrounds.  So, here's a look into the finished card...

I started out by inking the striped stamp from Mixed Media Grunge with distress ink, spritzing it with water and stamping it on water color paper. I repeated the process with 3 different inks.

Next I spritzed some more water on the stamped panel to merge the background in some areas. Once dried, I did some tone on tone stamping using the text stamp from the same set set.

I then stamped the daffodils from The Birds and the Blooms along one edge of this colorful background.

Finally, I colored the flowers same as the base color. To add dimension, I did some coloring with grey tones along the edges of the flowers. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2.

Here's a closeup of the card :) 

I used stamps from Mixed Media Grunge (April/May 2015), The Birds and the Blooms (June/July 2015), and Fond Expressions 2.

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That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting! 

If you were inspired by Deepti's card, hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


  1. A beautiful card - thanks for the tutorial

  2. OOH, I love your colorful background and how you have paired the flowers up with it!

  3. OOH, I love your colorful background and how you have paired the flowers up with it!

  4. Lovely card Deepti, and very colorful too.

  5. Great tutorial and love how you made the flowers look so dimensional:)

  6. Oh soooooooooooooooooooooooooo SPLENDID Deepti. The colors are so wonderful - with the flowers matching as they go together.... WOW. This would be such a happy and uplifting card to receive. Xj.

  7. Oh so pretty! Love the colors and different stamps you used.

  8. Deepti, this is gorgeous and colorful. I have that grungy stamp sey and thank you for the inspiration using it to create the background.

  9. Awesome background! Love your color combo and those pretty flowers!

  10. Beautiful card! Love this. "Mixed Media Elements" is on my wish list. I love the grungy look.

  11. Very effective technique Deepti - a pretty cheerful card


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