Sometimes you just need a quick and simple birthday card, for those last-minute birthday parties or those birthdays you forget until the very last moment. A great large background stamp like this floral background one and a couple of ink pads will give you beautiful quick results every time.

Start by cutting a piece of white card to fit the card blank, leaving an inch border around the edge. Apply two different inks to a glass mat and spray with water. Then drag the piece of card through the ink until the card is covered.

While the piece of card is still damp, ink up the stamp in a contrasting colour of ink and press it firmly over the piece of card. Because the card was still damp the stamped image will appear softer with areas of pooled ink. Cut a strip of card and stamp a sentiment on the right and then layer and glue everything to the card blank before finishing with a couple of gems.

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Gem (inkygems)