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Try this unique way to color a background stamp

Want to see how to make this really interesting card?

Fragrant Forest Card 2

It is easy using the Fragrant Forest background stamp! 



  • Stamp Sets: Fragrant Forest (162198); Handmade Hugs (161401)
  • Card Stock: Pretty Peacock (150880); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads: Lost Lagoon (161678); Old Olive (147090); Pretty Peacock (150083)
  • Misc: Decorative Circle Punch (159174); Handmade Tag Punch (159690); Clear Block F (118483); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  • Pretty Peacock 11” x 4 ¼”; 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White 5 ¼” x 4”; 2 ½” x 2 ½”


  1. Add the Fragrant Forest stamp to an “F” block.
  2. Ink up the stamp using the three colors of ink. I used Pretty Peacock ink on the bottom row of trees, Old Olive on the middle row of trees and Lost Lagoon on the top row of trees. I applied the ink directly from the ink pad.  I went over it until I felt it had a good coating of ink.  

    Fragrant Forest 2

    Fragrant Forest 3

    Fragrant Forest 4

    TIP:  If you find you have “over sprayed” the ink on the other rows, just wipe it off with a baby wipe.

  3. Once you have the ink on the stamp, add your Basic White 5 ¼” x 4” to the stamp, carefully laying it down. Take a piece of scrap paper (I used grid paper) and lay it down and rub all over to get the ink on the paper.

    Fragrant Forest 5

  4. Once you have that done, gently lift up your paper (tweezers work great!).
  5. Adhere this to the Pretty Peacock card base.
  6. Stamp the outline and the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on the Basic White 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece. Punch out using the Handmade Tag Punch.
  7. Punch out a Pretty Peacock piece using the Decorative Circle Punch.
  8. Adhere the sentiment to the Pretty Peacock punch out and then to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

TIP:  You can use all kinds of color combinations and just adding one color of ink works great as well.  This stamp set works great for any occasion: Get Well, Sympathy, Masculine Birthday, Thinking of you, and Thank you!

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