Need an idea for how to use the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tiles background stamp? I can give you a heap of ideas however we will start off with this one. Colour the image in using colours you love or create a floor tile pattern with your colour choice.
Being a background stamp it is large overall so for my card I trimmed the image down in order to allow a greeting on the card. When stamping these large size stamps use the Stamparatus to get a perfect image. When mounted on a block these big stamps become very heavy to hold and place. Using the Stamparatus makes stamping so easy and you can restamp as many times as needed to get a good clear image.
When colouring with Stampin’ blends make sure you use a Memento ink pad. If you use and alcohol base inkpad the colours will bleed. Use a good quality card base too. I use Shimmery White or Thick Basic White when I plan to be colouring with Stampin’ Blends.
I originally stamped my greeting in Night of Navy straight onto the card front however it looked insipid. So after looking at the card for a few days I stamped and silver embossed the greeting on to strips of Night of Navy and added them over the greeting on the card. Much, much better looking!
The range of background stamps are varied in the catalogues and can be used for so many occasions or techniques. Don’t overlook them when you flick through your catalogues. From backgrounds to main card image they are a fun item to have in your collection.