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**VIDEO+GIVEAWAY** Colorful, Quick, Easy Background with Small images

Hello! I am not sure about where you live, but my town is blooming with flowers in various spring colors these days. Spring and early Summer is finally here! I thought it would be perfect to create something fun, simple, and adorable for this colorful season.

Altenew released a wonderful line of brand new stamps, dies, mask stencils, and papers today and one of the stamps totally grabbed my attention. I wanted to make something that is full of color that screams spring with lovely shades of colors.

 

This tutorial and project I am about to share is perfect for beginners and also great for seasoned stampers that want to whip something out quickly. Make sure to watch the video about for a close up on how I created today’s card.

This 4×6 stamp set I used is full of whimsical, cute, and small images. This type of images is so great for creating your own background and have a unique arrangement that fits your style of crafting perfectly. I decided to choose a couple of larger images and a few smaller images to get the balance of the background.

To go with these images and the Spring theme I was hoping to achieve, I decided to use pastel tone colors and chose the lightest shades from a few color families from Altenew. See my supplies list below for full-color ranges I’ve chosen.

I went with soft pink, soft yellow, soft blue, soft green, and a few other shades to add some depths and interest when creating the background.

I kept the sentiment super simple and sweet, just chose a greeting from another stamp set from today’s release and stamped it in black ink.

I hope you give this simple stamping technique a try to create your own background. These are so easy, quick, simple, yet bring awesome results to your projects!

SHARE YOUR PICKS

What is your top 2 pick from today’s release? Make sure to leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about your favorites! You will automatically be entered into a giveaway when leaving a comment below.


SUPPLIES

See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!



GIVEAWAYS

There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. My blog readers get another chance to win a $20 gift certification to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by May 3rd, 11:59pm PST. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 05/04/2019 Good luck!!

BLOG HOP

I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Zsoka Marko! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for the full blog hop list.

Comments (106)

  1. Love this Spring themed card Nicole! this stamp set is slowly but surely climbing my shopping list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Loving this new release – especially the beautiful rose spray stamp set & that fancy hello die. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

  3. my favorites from this release are the summer garden papers and the daisies stamp set – and thanks for sharing how you made your lovely card

  4. This set you used is one of my favorites! Love the whimsical bunny and squirrel.
    Your card is so pretty, full of Spring colors.

  5. I love the Weekend Doodles stamps set and after seeing your cute card, I think this is my second pick! 🙂

  6. A great job on all the different colors on your Easter Card. Almost matches your nail colors! Like the way you used a triangle shape when putting the stamps on your card.

  7. I was thinking I didn’t like this set as much until you created the perfect Easter /Spring background using them! Love it.

  8. I love how you created your own background using the new stamp set from Altenew. It turned out darling. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  9. Such a beautiful and fun Spring card, Nicole! You make it look so easy to stamp a background…it usually takes multiples tries for me to get it to look “random” yet balanced.

  10. I absolutely loved the hello die and the papers from the release. Really beautiful. Your simplicity of your card is gorgeous. Great use of the Altenew products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  11. Love, love these cute images and the color combination that you used. – so fabulous!

  12. Your card reminds me of a basket of colored Easter eggs, so colorful & Springy! I would love to win so I could order the Study in Watercolors stamp & die set to play with. 🙂

  13. Love how you used the Spring Fling set. Very pretty with beautiful Spring colors. Great ideas!

  14. Your card truly does say Spring! Love it! My favorite of all the new goodies is the Study in Watercolor set.

  15. What a beautiful new release! Looking forward to seeing what all the designers have created!

  16. Beautiful card! Fabulous soft colors. I love the Beloved Daisy images and the Delicate Flower Bed set.

  17. Ooo, your color choices are perfect for that spring feel. That’s something I really like about Altenew inks that I sometimes forget: not only are they perfectly coordinated for layering, they’re also really nicely coordinated in hue across the different packs. And you laid out all those small images perfectly; it looks like a perfect piece of patterned paper. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Such a sweet card, Nicole! I love this stamp set and hope to add it to my collection. The images are adorable! The colors you used are perfect for Spring and the design is very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  19. I struggle with backgrounds and solid stamps. Thanks for the tips for making a background. It turned into such a pretty card. Two favorites from this release? That’s hard but I have to say I love the Beloved daisy set and the geometric landscape stamp.

  20. Such a sweet background. It would be adorable for baby cards, especially with the color combo you used. Thanks for sharing!

  21. What an adorable stamp set!! I love the pastel colors you used to give it that Spring look. This set would make an adorable baby card!

  22. Those colors definitely scream Spring…so pretty!! I really struggle with small stamps, in fact, I was just looking at a set that I’ve used in the past & noticed a small stamp in the set I didn’t even see before LOL! I need to start experimenting with using small stamps for a background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. So cute! I love that you used the new Altenew ink colours. The pastel animals are so cute. Would also make a wonderful baby card!

  24. Beautiful card — I love the colors. The Spring fling set is wonderful. I was sold with that adorable squirrel.

  25. I love the versatility of this cute stamp set and the colors of ink you chose. The tip on getting the balanced look was greatly appreciated! I struggle with that. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I don’t think about making stamped backgrounds like this enough, this is beautiful and perfect Spring colors – HAPPY EASTER 🙂
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  27. Dear Nicola
    Your CAS card is awesome and so is the sentiment. Love the pastel colors as well. Tc stay blessed love and hugs

  28. Oh, I six kinds of love your card! I’m so inspired to go try that myself! Love your color choices and that adorable stamp set!

  29. Nicole, I love how you used the cover die as your stencil for creating your card. Very pretty!

  30. LOVE the Easter colored card. Can’t wait to get my Altenew order to use the great inspirations! Thank you.

  31. Awesome spring colors. Love your background. Mine always come out so confusing. You have inspired me to try again.

  32. Such a sweet card!! Weekend Doodles stamp set and Spring Meadow cover die are currently my two favorites from this release.

  33. Hi Nicole 🙂 Your card is 100% sweetness! Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  34. My two favorite stamp sets from the release are Spring Fling and Weekend Doodles. When card making or scraping I sometime forget how easy it is to make my own backgrounds. It is nice to see how easy they are to make. Thank you so much for sharing.

  35. Really like your background created from the spring fling stamp. The colors are lovely. My favorites from the new release are the Delicate Flower Bed stamp and the Fancy Hello. Combine the two and you have a beautiful card.