Ink a background stamp with classic ink. Press a solid type stamp onto the background stamp to pick up the ink and then onto card stock. You can also press inked stamps onto a background stamp and then stamp either stamp for an interesting effect.
Stamp an open line image once on a neutral colour card stock and then again on patterned paper (designer paper or create your own patterned card stock by stamping). Cut out the portion of the image from the patterned paper that will be pieced onto the neutral image. Cut right on the line or just outside it. Apply with glue stick.
Faux Embossing Folder
Punch small shapes out of a piece of card stock the same colour as your card base or background card stock. Adhere the punched shapes being careful to get the edges glued down well. The punched shapes can be adhered in one layer or two layers to create a dry embossed background look similar to an embossing folder run through a Big Shot or Cuttlebug.