Stamping A Colorful Background (Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop By Julia Altermann)

Hey everyone! Today I am part of the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by my dear friend Julia from Just One More Card. A while ago, Julia reached 10K YouTube Subscribers. In honor of the celebration she’s organizing a blog hop filled with lots of inspiration, designers and giveaways. More information can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 


In today’s video I am creating a birthday card inspired by THIS color scheme that I saw on Pinterest. Combining and matching colors is one of my favorite things to do. I really like the different pink and orange hues mixed with yellow and a touch of mint.

julia-hop-fullI started out by stamping my background. Stamping a background with just one stamp is a bit time consuming but it gives a really fun look to your cards. Especially when you mix different inks together. For this background I used Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Lofty Mint and Beach Blondie ink from The Ton mixed with the Apricot ink from Simon Says Stamp. Next, I stamped and colored the dog from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer stamp set from WPlus9. Normally I color white dogs, but this time I went for a light brown/blonde-ish dog since I thought that was a better match with the stamped background.

closeupLately I really like to create paper banners with custom made card stock. In this video I ink blended the Beach Blondie ink from The Ton to some white card stock with a mini ink blending tool. This ink works great for ink blending. It blends like butter! After I made sure that the ink was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set from WPlus9 with white embossing powder. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glossy Accents and some sequins here and there.


Julia contacted some sponsors to offer giveaways. There are so many generous sponsors that offered really nice giveaways. Here is a full list of prizes to be won.


Pretty awesome, right?! The best part is that anyone can be a winner! Simply leave a comment by July 31 midnight to be entered into the drawing. The winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs. Good luck! 🙂


There are so many talented designers joining this blog hop. Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Short’s blog. Here is a full list of designers:


I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp


  1. What an awesome theme for a blog hop – love it!

  2. Gorgeous card. I love the soft colors.

  3. What a fun card! Love the custom background!

  4. Fun and adorable card Laura. Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  5. Love your color selections. Spreading Kindness is fun.

  6. These colors have got to be some of my fav! Ur card is amazing! Love it!

  7. Love, love, love the background, the cute dog, the coloring!

  8. Such a sweet card, just look at that cutie offering up his kind gift!

  9. Cute card! The colours and background are cool!

  10. What a fun color combo! Beautiful card.

  11. Absolutely fantastic and adorable card 🙂

  12. Adorable card.Very nice detailed video.Thank you.

  13. Really cute card! Such patience to stamp all of those kites for the background. Thanks for sharing!

  14. love the colours in this card. beautiful.

  15. it’s really funny you know who made which card before you realise you are on their blog 😉 great card Laura, well done and thank you for joinging in with the celebrations for Julia

  16. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  17. Always love your cards as you know Laura, Shannon aka Art Junkie

  18. Beautiful background and a lovely card!

  19. I love that you stamped your own background and the color combination is beautiful. I think that’s so sweet with the dog holding the flowers.

  20. Beautiful colors! Super cute!! Thanks for sharing

  21. love the color combo. turned out great

  22. Love the background. The time spent creating it was well worth it.

  23. It looks lovely Laura, as usual I love your color selections

  24. Thanks for your contribution to this incredible blog hop! Wonderful card/technique.

  25. Love your colors, Laura, and the way you’re used the kite as an abstract design element. Extra mileage for that stamp!

  26. Love the card, love your coloring!

  27. So cute, and this color combo always reminds me of a friend’s 50th birthday party.

  28. Like the background, colors, image & arrangement. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  29. Like your card. Very fun and cute. Keep up the good work

  30. Wonderful card! Love the kite background and you color scheme!

  31. Beautiful combination of colors. Your dog is just precious!

  32. I love your card! I just added another stamp set to my “I want” list.

  33. I love the color combination you used! Your card has been pinned!

  34. Love the colors and the amazing background you created.

  35. Fun card–and I love the background. Great idea!

  36. Very cute! Your color palette is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

  37. You chose a great color palette and put together a super-cute card! The details really do matter. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Very cute card. I’m sure Julia will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  39. I love the colors on your card! I love these blog hops because I usually find 1 or 2 people who I didn’t know about & then I can start following them! So I can’t wait to watch more of your videos & look at your blog. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Another beautifully stamped signature background by Laura. Perfect for that sweet doggy.

  41. I love you colors and I have several friends and relatives who would love this card. Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire!

  42. Lovely colour combination – makes a great background for the cutey dog!

  43. The colours and background pattern are gorgeous! Love your card!

  44. Such a sweet card, love the soft colors & love this image!

  45. Love the soft colors. I struggle with these types of color combos. Mine seems to be towards the masculine/gender neutral colors.

  46. Such a great card. The way you explain the process of making the card, really helps a newbie like me. You brake it down so, I can say, this is not hard to make. Thanks!

  47. Super cute card – Just adorable:)

  48. Super cute card, Laura. I loooooove the colours. Luv, Wilma

  49. I like the colors you chose. Awesome card.

  50. Beautiful color combination…really cheerful…just perfect for this celebration…thanks for sharing the making of!

  51. Great card!! I have never heard of The Ton so I am heading over to check them out!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations to Julia on 10k subscribers!!

  52. Love the hard work on the background!

  53. I love the colors that you used. They really work well.

  54. Such an adorable card. I like that color scheme.
    And the doggie is just so huggable.

  55. Fabulous coloring – great card – video and I also want to say thanks for being part of the hop – Happy Birthday to Julia and for having the Kindness Hop – thanks!

  56. Your card couldn’t be any cuter!! Super cute idea with the background kites!

  57. Lovely card the colors you used Laura are gorgeous! Tfs

  58. Love the background paper you created. The colors are beautiful together, so cheerful.

  59. Love the fresh and happy colours you used!

  60. Cute card. Thanks for the tip of customizing the banner.Now I can match any image, perfectly.

  61. I love the soft colors and the adorable puppy!!! Such a cute and happy card!! ?

  62. What a wonderful and colorful background to showcase the focal image. Such a fun card design!

  63. Love your colorful background and your cute image. TFS your tips, great video. Congrats and Happy Birthday to Julia!

  64. Laura your card is so soft and sweet! I’m so happy you are on summer break and posting again.

  65. Very nice card. Love how you used the small stamp sets on a regular sized card. It works!

  66. I love the colored background very striking

  67. Great color combo & very cute card! Love the custom colored banner cardstock for the banner too. Awesome idea!

  68. Because of you, I have entered the world of pastels…and am loving the results.

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      Oh, that’s so fun to hear! 🙂 Do you have a blog?

  69. Great card, love how you put everything together!

  70. I love your card. Thank you for sharing.

  71. As you said, the background is time consuming but so worth it, it looks great!

  72. The colors of your homemade background are wonderful and that little dog is the cutest 🙂

  73. Such a beautiful, bright, and cheerful card to celebrate Julia’s achievement and special day! Thank you for the inspiration!

  74. your cards always make me smile! The bear with flowers is so sweet!

  75. Oh, this card is just darling! The colors work beautifully together and I really love all the images and sentiments from Wplus9 that you used! Great design!

  76. There is so much I like about this card: the color combination, the excellent use of layers, the layout – well done, Laura.

  77. There are so many ways to make a card special and unique! Love the creativeness of the background. Nice doggy!

  78. I would have never thought such a colour combination would work, but it sure does, it’s a awesome card with that cute doggie bringing flowers.

  79. Fabulous card! Love the color combo!

  80. I always love your use of colors! Such a fun card with a great background.

  81. Beautiful card, I follow you too on YouTube.

  82. Love your card. Your coloring is always beautiful.

  83. Such a sweet card, Laura! Beautiful color combo and I love your design! Off to check out your video!

  84. I thoroughly enjoy the inspiration from other crafters. Amazing color combos!

  85. I love the card.
    The diamonds are on point

  86. Love your stamped background! The colors are perfect! Such an adorable and cute card overall…your creativity is inspiring! 🙂

  87. Oh Wow!! I love your colorful background!! Super cute card!!!

  88. Love that little critter!! Your card is adorable!!

  89. Why buy patterned paper when you can make your own?

  90. Cute card. I like the stamped background.

  91. Your card is lovely and very sweet. Julia will be delighted !

  92. Love the mix of colors. Awesome background!

  93. Your card is fantastic and adorable, I love the background you created with all of those beautiful colours!

  94. Super CUTE card Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop to Celebrate Kindness!

  95. Love your colors. Great job on the background.

  96. Great background for your card. How fun to celebrate Julia’s birthday as well as her 10K plus YouTube success.

  97. I love the colors you used on the background and that little dog is so cute.

  98. Love the colour scheme you’ve used and a fun background. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  99. Laura, I really love the colors you chose! So fresh & bright & happy. I’m sure Julia will love receiving this card! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  100. Such a sweet card! Love the colors and the dog is so cute! Thank you!

  101. Beautifully done! I love the layout and colours – really nice 🙂

  102. Love these colors-reminds me of sherbet ice cream. Brings a smile. TY for sharing.

  103. This is truly a great card. Love love the colors.

  104. Great colors and background, Laura. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Laura, I’ve missed you! I was just thinking about you yesterday! I love your card and the color combo you used!

  106. Really cute and colorful card!

  107. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  108. Your card is so CUTE!!! Love the colors you used:)

  109. What a cute card. Love the idea of making your own background.

  110. Oh how darling this
    dogie is on your
    lovely card!
    Carla from Utah

  111. Cute card and love your background. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  112. What a great background the little kites makes! Love the little flower bearing doggie! So sweet. A great Birthday card.

  113. Such patience to individually stamp the background. Wow! It is lovely.

  114. Super cute card! Love the colors and the background!

  115. Adorable card. Love the background.

  116. Great card will definitely have to try this

  117. Such a cute card. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  118. Such an adorable little dog and great colors!

  119. Very nice card, thanks for the video.

  120. Pinterest is a great place to look for color schemes 🙂 Love the one you chose for Julia’s card. What a fun make your own pattered paper design, too!

  121. Your card is very cute! I love the colors!! Adorable!

  122. Adorable card! The colors in the background were great!

  123. Love the colours you’ve used for your background! Beautiful card!

  124. Super cute using the kite as a background!! Love the card!!

  125. Wow! Fun card. . . beautiful background

  126. Cute card. Love the colorful background.

  127. Love the way you created that lovely background. Your dog is adorable!!

  128. Beautiful background…great card!!

  129. How cute is that! Love the colors.

  130. Total goodness! I love your background design and that little guy sure is cute! TFS

  131. Wow what gorgeous ink colours…love how you created this pretty background.

  132. Very pretty color scheme!! Super cute card with all the little sparkly touches!!

  133. Really like your card and am so happy you shared the colors you used – I always need help with that!

  134. Your card is adorable and the colors play nicely off each other.

  135. I absolutely love your bright and colorful background! And the doggie with his bouquet of flowers is so adorable.

  136. I love the colors and such a cute doggie!

  137. Love the background, and the puppy is so cute !

  138. The color combinations are just beautiful and the dog is cute with the flowers.

  139. Awesome background on your adorable card! Great color combo!

  140. Great color combo, but I just want to hug that little doggie. So cute!

  141. Hi Laura, very cute. Loved how you made such a nice background.

  142. That is a gorgeous card. Loved the background and the color combination is lovely.

  143. Hi Ms. Laura,
    I love your choice of colors and I am a dog love as well, so you have made me totally happy with your card choice. It’s beautiful, as usual!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  144. Love love love your background and you card is so delicious xxx congrats to Julia for her success and her birthday xx

  145. This card is so cute, I love the color combination.

  146. Cute card and love the background of Kites! Thanks for sharing.

  147. Totally my choise, the colors you used the layout, super great card and not overload, love it very much. Many thx for the inspiration, you have a new follower on youtube!!!!

  148. Beautiful colors. Love the design of your card. Congrats to Julia and thanks for the chance to win!

  149. the background is gorgeous and the dog is so cute! thank you for sharing this card with us!

  150. So much inspiration in your video.
    Love the background & the color scheme.

  151. Laura, I always love your cards and this one is no exception. Your use of color is exquisite!! Your dog is so cute!! Thank you for the tip on the Ton inks blending so easily. I have just recently purchased some and not I can’t wait to try that out!!

  152. What a fun, cute card! It definitely brings a smile!

  153. Great card! This blog hop is such a fantastic showcase for the cardmaking community. Love it!

  154. I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to look at this card in person yesterday, Laura! It’s so happy and your taste for color combinations is impeccable! Absolutely lovely, and thank you for participating in my hop – you are an amazing crafter and great friend, and I’m so happy to have had you along! Cheers!

  155. Adorable and cute card with the gorgeous background!!! Love soft colors you used 😉

  156. love this card and this hop……..thank you

  157. Awesome! I love this color combo. The background is super cool – how creative to make it with a kite stamp! Your coloring of the dog is fabulous, too.

  158. Adorable card in such yummy colors!

  159. Adorable card!!!! Your color combination is so joyful!

  160. How wonderful that you’re celebrating Julia’s birthday with her; she holds a very special place in my heart, as she does in yours. Your card is awesome…love those colours!

  161. Love the background and colors you chose! That little pup is cute too.

  162. Superb colours Laura, on this adorable card 🙂

  163. I like your color combination a lot! Creating a backgroung with the kite stamp ist also a very lovely idea!!
    xo Kerstin

  164. Love that background! The brown dog is a great complement to the colorful background! Thanks for sharing your work with us. Hello from Louisiana.

  165. Love your card. The colors are super cool together. thanks for sharing.

  166. Love that background – cute card!

  167. LOVE this card. The colorful background is so beautiful!

  168. Oh what a cutie-pie he is!!
    Congrats to Julia on all her great milestones!

  169. Great color combination and super cute card, thank you!

  170. Such a lovely card 🙂 Love the soft colors you used!

  171. your color combo reminds me of sherbet! beautiful!

  172. This is a very cute card to celebrate ! Love the colors combo you chose. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  173. cute card, and i love your background.

  174. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing the video.

  175. Love your color combination for your card!!

  176. Love the fun background you created Laura! Beautiful colour combo and great video. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

  177. Great colors on the card. Fantastic and thoughtful hop.

  178. I love your choice of colors for the background. Very cute.

  179. I love the friends for all seasons summer stamp set! Super cute! Your card is lovely with the pretty pinks and oranges, and of course the sweet little doggie holding the flowers! Gorgeous work!

  180. What a sweet card! Love the color combo you used to create the background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  181. very pretty card. i love your background colors and design. thanks for sharing 🙂

  182. So cute! Love your colour combo!

  183. Adorable! Love the puppy. Would not have thought about combining those colors but they make for a very festive card.

  184. Such fun summer colors. I love using one stamp to make backgrounds. such a versatile technique.

  185. Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

  186. This card is so wonderful! I love everything about it, from it’s color to it’s design!

  187. Such a wonderful card, isnt that little dog so cute holding up that bunch of flowers. Love your background on the card.

  188. Your card is do adorable and the colors used first by e background were so bright and cheerful. Great job.

  189. Great video tutorial !card is so nice AND I love color combo.

  190. Fabulous colour combination…it’s stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  191. love all the soft colors on your card!!

  192. What a sweet card! I love the background pattern – what a great idea to use the kite base! And the colours are beautiful.

  193. Very beautiful card. Love the soft and cheerful colors and the pretty patterned background.

  194. Love your background, great mix of colours

  195. So pretty, thanks for sharing – such a great idea to create a background

  196. Very cute card. Love the sweet image.
    Valerija xx

  197. You wouldn’t think that orange and pink would go together
    but they look great. Our ideas of color combinations
    have changed so much over the years. Love all of the
    thanks for sharing a darling card.

  198. I love the mixture of colours on the background Laura and the cute image finishes it perfectly. x

  199. I love the background of this card. It’s so pretty and interesting without being too much. Tfs!

  200. A wonderful background. Love the card.

  201. Such a sweet card Laura! The colours you choose are always so soothing. Thanks for all your card making ideas and videos.

  202. Very cute card! The colors are nice.

  203. I love your color combination too! Very pretty and what a cute card!

  204. Your card is so sweet and
    summery! I love those colors-
    they remind me of orange and
    raspberry sherbet 🙂

  205. Hi Laura ~ I was THRILLED to see your name on this hop list to celebrate Julia’s birthday and 10,000+ YT followers!! I know it’s silly but I absolutely love your cards and enjoy all of your videos. 😀 This card is lovely and your coloring is perfect. I think the orange and pink combination is fabulous and I can always count on you for embossing and adding pops of color with sequins. (Thanks to you I now have a good assortment of WOW embossing powders!! LOL) Thanks so much for sharing, inspiring and including a video. Have a spectacular weekend!1 ~HUGS~

  206. I’m in love with your card making style. Thanks for another great example!!

  207. Love your colorful stamped background, Laura. It’s a great color combo and fabulous card!

  208. Beautiful color combination and great background.

  209. So beautiful!!! Especially adore the background you created!

  210. Love that background! Great job, Laura!

  211. Such a cute card! I love the color combo & background!

  212. I love these bright colors. Beautiful card

  213. So sweet! Love the colors and that background!

  214. Super cute card. Love that background. TFS

  215. Very pretty! Love your unique & colorful background!!

  216. Love the doggie stamp! Great cart!

  217. I love the background you created. And the color combination.

  218. love the background and the wonderful color scheme you used!

  219. Very fun card! I love your color scheme too; and thanks for the video, that always seems to make a card more special, and I notice more of the little details! Great idea for the sentiment banner too!

  220. Super cute card – love the color combo!

  221. I would never think of using the kite stamp to make the background ! Thanks for the inspiration !
    The color combo is very beautiful,too !

  222. Such pretty colors. love how you did the background!

  223. Lovely pastel background and such an adorable dog!

  224. Someday I am going to be able to pick out colors like that. I love it. Thank You.

  225. This card is too cute!! I love this little guys, and your color combo, too.

  226. It’s a lovely card, Laura! I love the kite background and the colours are great! Love seeing your videos more regularly again! Hope all the exams and everything went well!

  227. Thanks for the idea… I will try a similar card very soon!

  228. I have this stamp set! It is so fun and it’s great to see another card made with it! I wish the Pin It button would have worked. Not sure if it was just a problem for me, but it says there’s a problem with the path address.

  229. Stunning card Laura. I love how you created the background and the colour choices are awesome. Great video too x x

  230. This colour combo I love so much although I never used it on my cards. I am a blue-green girl, but after seeing your card I feel I need to make sg pinky-orangy 😀

  231. Your stamped background is fabulous and the candy colours go so well together and the puppy is so cute Laura.

  232. I like this happy color combo. Your crd is bright and cheerful. Thanks

  233. Such a fun background for this little guy.

  234. Adorable card. I know Julia will love it for her birthday!

  235. you always make the most adorable cards 🙂

  236. Fantastic colors – love your cute card !!!

  237. Super cute card. I love the colors you used and the background that you made.

  238. I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing what they are! Loved your Copic coloring.

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