Today's post is all about playing with a background stamp (JustRite - Lace Background Stamp). I started out trying the Black Magic Technique I saw here. My first try (as you see above) turned out to be a much more "distressed" look than intended. Next time, I would be sure to use a stamp buddy to prepare the surface before stamping and adding the clear embossing powder. But, the technique was fun. I started with a piece of card stock, colored it with distress inks, and then stamped using a background stamp, embossing ink, and clear embossing powder. After heating the embossing powder, I used black ink over top of all - rubbing it in - except where it didn't stick to the embossed areas.
My last example dispensed with the black ink entirely. This one was done on glossy card stock. I colored the background with distress inks, and then stamped/embossed with fine black powder.