At the meeting, I shared several ways to use large background stamps. First I demonstrated the mega mount. You can watch a demo here. You can also mask off portions of the card (I like to use eclipse tape). Here is a card made using this technique
Backgound stamps can be stamped over embossed images to add texture to a background. I created this tag using distress inks, blended walnut ink around the edge and them overstamped in frayed burlap. The larger background is stamped on designer paper. I like to use text or script: this stamp is a hero arts background with text and music. Texture is added to the inside of the card (again on DP) using a "ghosting" technique. For this technique remove the rubber from the mount and just bend and touch to paper for partial stamped images.
Background stamps can be used to create your own designer paper and then punched, trimmed or die cut just as you would any DP.
flower dies from MFT.
greeting die - another new purchase from our road trip.