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Overlap Stamping + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello again! Today’s video shows how to overlap stamping to create colorful, fun backgrounds. I am also playing along in a blog hop with giveaways!

Overlap Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

These bold backgrounds were created by stamping a stripe image from the Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes stamp set repeatedly in different colors… and overlapping a bit each time. I used Lawn Fawn Dye Inks, but any dye ink would be great. Where the colors overlap, a new color is formed and they blend together.

Overlap Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the card on the left, I also added a few thinner stripes stamped with white pigment ink. This adds even more interest. Love! The piece on the right doesn’t have the white stamping.

Overlap Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After creating the backgrounds and trimming them down, I white heat embossed the new Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers on top. Those flowers are stunning! I also embossed sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Friendship Blooms Stamp set.

Overlap Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple, but felt a plain white notecard was a bit to plain. Therefore, I added three diagonal faux stitched lines with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders Die.

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I hope you try this technique. But don’t blame me if you get sucked in and make a billion backgrounds. I am warning you now it is addictive. πŸ˜‰

BLOG HOP

Today’s post is also part of a blog hop for the Simon Says Stamp Reason To Smile product release. This release is huge and awesome! I shared a video using many of the products earlier this week and I was excited to come back to share more. You can see all the new products HERE.

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The next stop on the hop is the blog of my dear friend Heather Ruwe. I feel blessed to work with Heather – she comes over to help me out and is wonderful! She is uber creative – I hope you look around her blog. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to the SSS blog.

GIVEAWAY

Want to win a bag full of Simon Says Stamp products worth $50? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 2/23/16 telling me your favorite product from this release. You can see it all HERE. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on the SSS blog after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! There are giveaways on each stop on the hop, too.)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from SSS and Lawn Fawn.)