Background tutorial by Anna Maria

Background tutorial by Anna Maria

Hi, today I – Anna Maria – want to share my way to do backgrounds to my stamped images. I hope you understand what I write or at least get the trick by looking at these pictures. 🙂 I colored up the cute Mushroom Fairy with Copics.

 Then I choose a die to cut out the image.


And then I tape the die to the paper so it stays in place when I roll it in my die cutting machine.


When it’s cut I tape the backside too, because I want to make sure it’s still when I use the die as a mask.


Then I use a distress ink tool and a distress ink pad and coloring the edges.


I like a bit brown also on the edges.


Then I use different background stamps, this one is like a splatter shape.


I stamped this with a brown shade around the edges.


Another background stamp.


Also around the edges but in a different color.


I also wanted a text beside the image.


I have a great tip, stamp the text you want to use on a
plastic bag and then you can see where the text fits.


When I feel that I’m done I take the die away and get a nice white frame around the image.


Here’s the finished card, I hope you liked my tutorial and want to do your own versions of backgrounds.


Thank you for visiting today and I wish you a ODD day! 😉


  1. It´s wonderful Anna-Maria!!

    Thanks for sharing! :0)

  2. I love the way you color your SOG images – so pretty. Thanks for sharing the way you do backgrounds. 🙂

  3. I’m so going to try this. thanks for the idea

  4. wowww i love playing with gonna try this!!!!! my last card with cowboy mae i used clearembossingpowder on craft

  5. Awesome background……………I’m so going to try this……………..Thanx for sharing the way you do backgrounds!!!!

  6. That is awesome, Thank You….. quick question… where do you find your washi tape??????

    1. Thank you! I buy my washi tape from different Swedish shops… Here’s one of them:

  7. Awesome technique! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Thank you everyone!!! Your comments make me all fuzzy at heart 🙂 <3

  9. wow, fabulous tutorial Anna! I love it! I can’t wait to try this!

  10. I have this starred in my Google Reader and just keep coming back to it over and over. It is seriously amazing how adding a border like that uplifts the card completely.

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