An Easy DIY Background Using One Stamp

The other day I shared a project where I talked about using a stamp or image to create an easy DIY background and based on the feedback, you all wanted to see more. Your wish was my creative command!

This card – which I really love because of its simplicity and sentiment – was crazy easy and fast to make because I was able to use a single stamp set with its accompanying dies to make the focal image and the background.

First let's take a look at this card:

Check out how I made the easy DIY background for this gorgeous card!


You could use this card for so many different types of occasions – birthday, new baby, new home, wedding, even a sympathy card for people who are deeply spiritual. And changing out the color of that stunningly detailed rose can totally change the feel – bright colors for cheery occasions, tonal colors for wedding cards, soft pastels for babies, etc.

This easy DIY background panel was a total snap because literally all I did was stamp the large greeting several times on a Whisper White panel using Smoky Slate ink.

Once that was done, I stamped the rose using only one ink pad – So Saffron – but stamped off so I could get different gradations of the color to make that shading really POP. This is a three step stamp so I inked the most solid stamp once, stamped off TWO TIMES onto scrap paper (regular printer paper works best) and then onto the card stock; inked the “petal” stamp with the same color, stamped off ONCE and stamped over the solid rose; and last inked the detail stamp with the So Saffron and stamped directly over the rose to give it that last OOMPH.


Click through to learn how to make an easy DIY background for any project!


A quick run through the machine for the rose, the leaves and the label shape and this card was DONE! I only used three colors of cardstock – one a scrap of Smoky Slate for the label shape, two ink colors and the gorgeous To A Wild Rose bundle. This would be an excellent card for batching, too; just changing up the colors to suit the occasion!


The Supplies

Here is the very short list of products I used to make this card.  Simply click on an image below to add these items to your stamp stash!

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In just a handful of minutes, you can make this stunning card.  Change out the colors to get a completely different look.

This gorgeous easy DIY background can be made in a FLASH!


Pin It For Later

Take a moment and pin this image to your favorite card making boards 🙂


yellow rose handmade card


Gosh, I don't brag on myself very often but I am really loving this card! The next time you pull out some stamps, take a look and see which one in that set lends itself to your own easy DIY background and try out this easy technique!



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