Ink Swiping Backgrounds | Whimsy Stamps Birthday Gnomes

Hey crafty friends! I’m on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel sharing two cards featuring the newly released Gnome Birthday Stamp Set.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

Can I just say how much I adore gnomes, and this set features three gnomes with (wait for it……) CAKE! I am definitely a cake girl and this set is becoming my favorite! Check out the post here, where I share two more cards featuring this stamp set.

For these two cards, I created the background using a simple and quick ink swiping technique. This is a fun technique for creating colorful backgrounds, which is right up my alley.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

To begin my cards, I took a piece of glossy cardstock cut down to an A2 sized panel and a mini ink pad then swiped across from one side to the other.

I created several backgrounds, combining similar and different colors to see which I liked better. I did choose to create cards from the two of the graded ombre backgrounds, but I will save the other backgrounds for another time. Using the Card Builder Windows Die Set, I die cut the panels down to 4 by 5 1/4.”

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

Next, I inked up the Galaxy Galore Background Stamp with white pigment ink and stamped it onto my panels. Ideally, I would have used a solvent-based ink to stamp onto glossy cardstock, but I did not have any in my stash. Because pigment ink sits on top of the cardstock, it took some time for the pigment ink to dry before I was able to use it.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

For the images, I stamped the Gnome Birthday images onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Green Gnome: G99, YG63, G21, YG11
Beard: N3, N1, N0, Blender
Yellow Gnome:  Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Beard: E77, E74, E71, E70
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00
Shoes: N7, N5, N3
Present: N7, N5, N3, White Gel Pen
Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

To finish the cards, I created a skinny rectangle frame, clear embossed the stamped sentiments, and used the Quick Strips Die Set to die cut the sentiments.

I have a video on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel where I share how I created the backgrounds and colored in the images to create these cards.

Check out this stamp set and all of the newly released products by visiting Whimsy Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time…………….sprinkle a little creativity in your day!

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