Exploring Fast & Fantastic Backgrounds with Watercolor Shapes
The Secret of a Perfect Flower with the Oval in Watercolor Shapes

Learn How To Create a Multilevel Background with a Single Stamp & Ink


Today we'll Learn How To Create a Multilevel Background with a Single Stamp & Ink. If you haven't seen Tuesday's seaworthy background you can check it out here... https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/07/exploring-fast-fantastic-backgrounds-with-watercolor-shapes-.html. Today we're using the same stamp set, Watercolor Shapes, and creating a back ground that looks multilevel with lots of depth with only a single stamp and a single color of ink....

Shaded Summer

Here's a bit closer look..

Shaded summer cuSee how we created the depth by simply stamping three time using the single ink color and just moving the stamp about 3/4" down and to the right each time....the overlapping colors give you the appearance of a deeper darker layer as you move that center area again and again.

It's such an easy and quick technique that you can create this card in about 5 minutes and it appears you have taken a long time to create this in depth beauty. The contrasting silhouette stamp is quite striking against the softer color tones. Adding a touch of Wink of Stella to the flowers brings a highlight that is quick and atractive. We've added the new 2021-2023 In Color (Soft Succulent) Jewels that catch the passing light. Quick, easy and stunning!


I'm going to give you step by step directions followed by the Supply list so you can purchase your supplies today.

The new July-December mini is going to be released in August...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).


1. Cut Just Jade cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Soft Seafoam cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8.

    *Using the large rectangle stamp (Watercolor Shapes) and Soft Seafoam ink, stamp a rectangle in the center of this layer.

    *Ink the stamp again and stamp it approximately 3/4" up and to the left.

    *Ink the stamp again and stamp in approximately 3/4" down and to the right of the center stamp.

    *Stamp the flower stem (Shaded Summer) in Memento ink in the center of the shaded area.

    *Stamp verse (Shaded Summer) in Memento ink in the lower right corner of the shaded area.

    *Add Wink of Stella to the flowers.

    *Add one large and two small Soft Succulent rhinestones--see photo for placement.

    *Adhere this layer to the black layer with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now.