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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Simple Stampin' Up! Background Parlour Prints

Stampin' Up! Parlour Prints and Charming Stamp Sets
Isn't it amazing what a background stamp like Stampin Up's Parlour Prints can do to raise the image you have stamped on a card.  Here in chocolate chip on river rock cardstock it stands out, but promotes the image stamped using the Charming stamp set from the Spring Mini.  Remember this is only around now for a couple of weeks.  I made an oval mask in paper using my extra large oval punch stamped the background script image from the Charming set in river rock and then the flower image in chocolate chip over the top still using the mask.  Then I used my oval textured impressions designer frame embossing folder to create the frame around my image.  Spotted chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon adds a chic knot with the scallop border trim punch finishing the bottom edge.  Fix onto a matting layer and onto that beautiful background and you have a simple but elegant card.  Pearls or rhinestones could add luxury or pizzazz depending upon your mood. 

Don't forget the background stamps found on pages 77 and 78 of the main Idea Book and Catalogue which compliment many a project without you realising how easy they are to use.  There are two schools of thought on whether you should take ink to stamp or stamp to ink, but my recommendation in the case of a background stamp is most definitely ink to stamp and then cardstock to stamp with a piece of scrap paper to smooth your cardstock onto the inked surface whilst keeping it free from slipping and smudging and of course keeps your fingers free from ink!!!

Take a look and order some this month to receive some Free designer paper from the list available on my post on 2 April. 

More soon.


  1. very elegant. I don't use any of these stamps as much as I should

  2. Wow Zoe, very elegant card, well done. Hope you are having a fab holiday and see you soon.
    Hugs xxx

  3. Gorgeous Zoe, had to look twice when you said STAMP. Thought it was a DSP at first glance. Just shows you how versatile the background stamps are.

    Love the look of your new craft space, cant wait to see the inside when it's done, feel as though I'd like to move in.

  4. So gorgeous and elegant... Another wow card from you Zoe. Hope you had a fab hols. Did Micky remember you from Paris lol?


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