Happy Monday! Today I’m up on the Altenew blog with this floral background card. Whenever I see the small images from my stamp sets, I can’t help myself making the stamped background.

You can find some of my stamped background cards HEREHERE, and HERE. I hope you are not tired of seeing it again today. 🙂


When I color the images, I often visit one of my Pinterest boards, Color and Pattern, to get inspired. This time I took the color scheme from this gorgeous image.

Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube:


DIY Stamped Background using Outline Staming & Copic Coloring

  1. Draw some guide lines along the edges of the card base using a ruler and pencil.
  2. Mask off each edge with sticky notes.
  3. Stamp the images from the Altenew’s Doodle Blooms stamp set with blue dye ink.
  4. Color the images with Copic markers. (Make sure to use a water-based or hybrid ink on a previous step when coloring with alcohol based marker.)
  5. Remove the masks and erase the pencil lines.
  6. Stamp HELLO from the Altenew’s Label Love stamp set in black, cut it out with scissors leaving some white space around it.
  7. Mount the sentiment on the card front with foam tape.


4 Tips on How to Build a Stamped Background 

  1. Start stamping with the large images from your stamps.
  2. Create a visual triangle with the cluster of your large images.
  3. Fill in the gap with the smaller images. (Make sure you leave some white spaces between the images.)
  4. Keep the balance of your background by keeping the same colors apart.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

13 thoughts on “How-to Video: Outline Stamped Background with Copic Coloring (+4 Tips)

  1. Love your video. I am a fan of your work. Quick question – you put your stamps in a container with pink powder. What is the powder and why do you use it? Thanks!!!

  2. Another great video May! Love your cards and I never tire of anything you do!!! I too would love to know about the pink powder??!!

  3. Just realized that it is not pink powder, but the bottom of your container so you can see the clear stamps and keep track of them! Brilliant idea!!

  4. I never tire of your videos. They are so informative and inspiring. This is timely because I pulled out several of my flower stamp sets and stencils yesterday with the idea to build a bunch of backgrounds. I so enjoy doing that. And I did and it was fun finding new ways to use stamp sets. Thanks for the fresh inspiration.

  5. I love your background stamping. The bright colors are what grabbed my attention. Thanks for helping us newbies!

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