Buffalo Check has become one of my favorite of Stampin' Up!'s big background stamps.
The color possibilities are endless.
Switch up the colors, and you've got a great background for holiday or masculine-themed cards.
For these card, my color was Flirty Flamingo stamped on Whisper White card stock. I drew the horizontal and vertical lines using a ruler and black Stampin' Write Marker.
The lines just add a little extra pop.
I stamped the full image of the background stamp, then cut it down to create these two cards.
I would suggest using the Stamparatus for these big background stamps.
It is unlikely that you'll get a good stamped image the first time around. The Stamparatus will allow you to add more layers of ink, getting a good stamped image this is perfectly lined up with each stamping.
Stamp Sets: Buffalo Check, Detailed with Love
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black, black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, vellum cardstock
Accessories: Stamparatus, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1 3/4" circle punches, Dimensionals