Easy Background Technique

Welcome to a new week, my friend! I hope that your weekend was a good one. Mine was quite busy – did you check out my new store?! I posted about it on Saturday – not a usual posting day for me, but I couldn’t wait. You can read the post HERE. And please – if you haven’t already, take a look in my store HERE! It’s just starting out, so I don’t have a lot listed yet. But I’m working on it!  Today I’m back with a card, to share an easy background technique with you.


Using a stencil is the perfect way to add a background on your card. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time, or don’t want to add lots of dimension, You can add this ‘faux’ dimension with a stencil; even more dimension if you have layered stencils!

Easy Background Technique

Along with using the layered stencils, I added some splashes of watercolour paint for the background. Get creative with it, and have fun!


Start with a panel of white cardstock. Layer the leaf stencil from the Taylored Expressions Modern Holly Layering Stencil over the panel. Use a blending brush to apply Shabby Shutters distress ink through some of the openings. I only wanted to cover a part of the panel, not the entire thing. Remove & wipe that stencil clean. Next, layer the leaf detail stencil over the panel. Blend on Mowed Lawn distress ink. Remove & clean that stencil.

On separate white cardstock, stamp the flower from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set. Use the layering stamps with a variety of purples and dark pink. Next, use the coordinating dies to die cut the flowers. Attach the flowers to the card front with foam squares. Now, attach this panel to a purple card base.

Stamp the sentiment from the Studio Katia Peony Trimmings stamp set. Die cut it with the coordinating dies, and then attach it to the card front. Finish off the card with the watercolour paint splatters in purple, and then add a few coloured rhinestones.

Easy Background Technique

The die cuts add the physical dimension, while the stenciling adds visual dimension.


You can use this technique on any card. Each different stencil will give your card a different ‘feel’, which is great for different occasions.

Easy Background Technique

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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