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Layered Inking Stamping + Advent Calendar Extravaganza

Welcome December! Today’s video shares some tips for layering inks and stamps using my favorite holiday stamp set… and a fun Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia. (More on this awesome event below – you will love it.)

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

I am always looking for ways to make my stamped images look more realistic. One great way is to use layering stamps. And I gotta say… the Sunny Studio Holiday Style Stamp Set is the best! That bell? Amazing.

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I also added a realistic look to the one-layered pine branch image by stamping it first in green then stamping again with darker green and brown marker on only parts of the stamp. This is very easy to do with a stamp positioner, such as the awesome MISTI.

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I also added shine to all the stamping with heat embossing. After stamping all the layers with colored inks, I stamped on top again with Versamark and added the clear powder. Works like a charm and makes the bell shine! The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Christmas and Right At Home Deerest Friends stamp sets.

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ADVENT CALENDAR EXTRAVAGANZA

Today’s post is part of The Advent Calendar Extravaganza – a fun and unique online event being conducted by Taheerah Atchia. This “hop with a twist” features surprise destinations each day. Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 100 special guests and lots of prizes. Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’…

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The Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1 – 25 so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes.

As part of this extravaganza, there is a giveaway! It is generously supplied by the uber-kind folks at Technique Tuesday. For your chance, simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too. Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 12/31/16 to enter.

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.