Saturday, August 28, 2010

Creating backgrounds with stickers by Jane Johnson

Today I'm going to show you how you can create backgrounds using stickers, like the kind you sometimes get free with card blanks.

You will need:

distress ink
sponge applicator
card background cut to desired shape
peel off stickers



1.

Lightly arrange your chosen stickers onto your background card. Do not press them too firmly or you may risk tearing your cardstock when you remove them! On this occasion I am using an image I have coloured and cut out but you can also use this technique by masking your image and then following this step.

2.

If you wish to have a white border around the final piece place your nestability die cut over card.

3.
Taking your sponge applicator, lift some ink from the distress ink pad and remove excess by sponging onto a non stick craft sheet. Then begin to ink the cardstock, starting at the edges and working inwards, going over the stickers.

4. Remove the die cut and your card will look like this.

5.

Now, carefully remove the stickers, so as not to make any tears on the cardstock. This is the finished background. Here it is with the image added onto a card. As you can see, the "st" stickers I added were to create my "1st" when I added a die cut number 1.

I hope I've inspired you to have some fun creating backgrounds with stickers!
Jane x

25 comments :

  1. Fantastic idea, and I love the card!!

    hugs, Elly

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  2. Wow - what a great way to use up our stickers! I have batches of these and they are just taking up space but I was SURE someone would find a good use for them!
    thanks!

    Rx

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  3. Ddas ist eine tolle Idee...
    Die karte ist ein Traum!


    LG Moni

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  4. What a great idea, i hate writing but sometimes i don't like the stickers either, but i'm into distressing so this would work so well tfs :)

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  5. Great tutorial and gorgeous card !!! Thanks for sharing !!!
    Hugs
    Mag :)

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  6. O, I love this tutorial. Thanks Jane, it's fab!
    Hugs Ingrid

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  7. Das ist ja eine tolle Idee, vielen Dank für die Anleitung. Die Karte ist auch wunderschön geworden.

    Liebe Grüße
    Petra

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  8. What a great idea ! Love it !! I've got lots of these stickers, but don't use them...
    Now they got a function, thanks !
    Greetings, Martina
    x

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  9. WOW.....fabby tute Jane will def have a go at this, the effect is lush!!! I have soooo many of these stickers I could open a shop I never use them lol.....until now anyway!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  10. love it! i do this with die cuts but never with letters and words

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  11. Great idea! It's looks great, thank for sharing :)

    Leanne x

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  12. What a fabulous idea. I have heaps and heaps peel of stickers, now I have a great way of using them!
    Thank you sooooo much!!

    Love your card, so adorable.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  13. This is brilliant - I have stacks of peel-offs & now I know what to do with them. Thank you so much.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thanks Jane! now I know what to do with the pile of peel offs I have stashed away,lol... fab tutorial hun & lush card xx Lizzy xx :)

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  15. Hi Jane,

    OMG just love this tutorial:))
    So lovely as à background and not that
    difficult.
    Thanks for your tutorial!!

    Hugs
    sonja

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  16. Wow eine suuuuper Idee ! Werde ich
    gleich mal ausprobieren .
    Danke ... Liebe Grüße
    Helga

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  17. Suuuper Idee - werde ich gleich mal
    ausprobieren ! Danke und liebe Grüße Helga

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  18. génial !
    c'est mignon comme tout ce tuto

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  19. What a FABulous idea, Jane & a darling card! Thanks for sharing this!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  20. What an AWESOME idea!! I love this because I don't always like the look of stickers but, I never thought to do this! excellent!! thanks so much!

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  21. very creative idea!!!Thanks for sharing!
    ~Pam

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  22. Amazing idea, never thought about it! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

    http://www.metrobloggen.se/paltbarn

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  23. Hi Jane

    I am surprised to see how easy things can be done and what a wonderful effect they create. Thank you for this great tutorial!

    BIG hugs
    Pati

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