Adding Color to Background Stamps with Karin Brushmarkers

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards are all about adding color to Background Stamps. I’m also featuring some new products from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. 

You can watch the video on how I created these cards HERE or click on the video below…

Recently, I purchased a set of Karin BrushMarkers and have been experimenting with them. I am loving how intense the color is even after adding water and they have such a great selection of colors. I purchased the set of 60 and chose to use some of the vibrant colors as that is what I tend to gravitate too, but THIS set also includes many neutrals if that is more your style.
Keep in mind, you do not need to use Karin Brushmarkers to do today’s technique. You can use many other markers such as Tombow markers or the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The examples I am sharing today feature these two new background stamps from Simon Says Stamp. The reason I chose these particular backgrounds is because they have a lot of solid areas. Backgrounds that have a lot of solid area work well with this technique.

I like to cut down my cardstock piece larger than the background stamp. This allows for options on what part you want to die-cut and gives you leftovers for multiple cards. 
The technique itself is simple. You simply color the background pattern with markers. The advantage to coloring a background image instead of inking it up is you can do multiple colors on individual images instead of just blocks of colors. Notice how I’m holding the marker at an angle when coloring the lines as well as rotating the Misti to reach all the areas easily. I went with a random pattern when coloring but with a background like this you could do a pattern or do each row a different color. I think an ombre look going from light to dark would be fun too.

Once the pattern is completely colored, I spritzed the background with water. However, You do not have to add water if you don’t want to. You can stamp directly after coloring but I was going for an artsy look. I really like how the water added some splotches of texture. You can do a second generation of stamping with the ink that is left on the stamp. I spritzed it again and stamped it to create another piece.

For my second example, I did the exact same process as the first. I colored the Flower Frenzy Background Stamp using my Karin Markers, spritzed it with water, and stamped. I finished it off with a similar design as the first card but used a different sentiment from the same stamp set.

I also created a bonus card using the rectangle piece that I die-cut from each card when making the window. I adhered them on a white note card and added a good vibes die-cut sentiment.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this has inspired you to add color to your background stamps using markers.

Here is a list of the marker colors I used on today’s cards…
Pale Pink, Rose Pink, Cerise, Red, Magenta Red, Orange Red, Canary, Arctic Blue, Turquoise, Cool Aqua, Apple, Ocean Teal, Grass, Royal Blue, Violet Blue, Red, Lilac, and Pale Violet

Thank you for spending some time her today. Happy crafting!

Today’s products are from THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp. I’ve linked to the entire new release below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

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1 Comment

  1. Megan N
    April 22, 2022

    Love how these turned out! Such happy, bright stamping!


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