Video: Second Generation Stamping

Hi. Today I have a video showing how you can use second generation stamping with “building” stamp sets.

[All supplies are linked in the thumnails at the end of this post.]

Second generation stamping is a great way to get more out of your inks. Although you can do this technique with absolutely any ink, some do work much better than others. My favorite for generation stamping is the Studio Calico’s Color Theory Ink. (You can see an info video on these HERE along with more on generation stamping HERE.) For this card, I stamped the outside petals of each flower with the SC Coral Bay, Sunny Day and Orange County inks. I then stamped the inside circles with the same inks, but first “stamped off” on scrap paper to obtain a second generation. Easy to do!

I used a new stamp set that is part of the Studio Calico Camelot Morgan Add-On Card Kit. There are so many images you can “build” together and I am a fan of these types of stamps. The “thanks” is a fantastically detailed die from Studio Calico (which can be bought separately and is back in stock). For shine, I covered it with Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder. I also tried out the new-to-me Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder for a few of the dots. Love it.

Here are some other links that may be helpful:


Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below the picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Studio Calico (SC), and Amazon (AMZ)…






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28 thoughts on “Video: Second Generation Stamping”

  1. I took your advice and bought the Studio Calico inks…I love second generation stamping with these inks! Many thanks.

  2. FABULOUS card!!!
    LOVE the stamping & sparkle => THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and inky advice too 🙂

  3. Love the card! I really like generation stamping and just bought Studio Calico inks. Excited to use them!

  4. Pretty card. I really like that gold embossing powder. Thank you for the tutorial. I always learn something from you!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the generation stamping! The black sparkle sentiment really makes the card pop…but the first one was pretty too!

  6. This card is so cheerful. I like the second generation look and that you get 6 different colors out of 3 ink pads. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Studio Calico Inks are now on my wish list! I have not been successful at generation stamping, and I thought my problem was the ink I was using. Thank!

  8. 2nd generation stamping is something I have never done – after watching the video I am definitely going to try it now. Love the intricate detail of the die. Especially love the black embossing powder.

  9. Great stamping video…I just tried this technique with our Scout troop. Funny when I told them we were stamping they said “oh we already know how to do that” but when I said “we’re going to generational stamping…they were very curious!”

  10. Love the new Ranger embossing powders. Thanks for the idea of second generation stamping with the build stamps. Jennifer for some reason in the past few emails when I mouse over the heading it doesn’t link to your blog did something change? Before I just clicked on the link and it took me straight to your blog.

  11. I chuckled when I noticed your background matched the colors on the card. Do you always color coordinate your background witht the color of your projects? I’ll have to watch for that on future blogs. LOL! Great video. I’m sure we, the readers, don’t realize all the work it takes for blog posts and videos. Thanks for sharing! We do enjoy it!

  12. Another wonderful 2nd gen card . I noticed you used the little gray adhesive eraser: do you know who makes that? (or sells it?). I used to have one and really miss it, but don’t know where to find a replacement. (Mine walked away with help from some little fingers.)

  13. Love this card Jen those flowers are so cute and it is a great set for 2nd generation stamping thank for another wonderful video!

  14. I have a “builder” stamp set that I’ve never used because I don’t like the results I’ve gotten when trying it out. I’m anxious to try this technique to see if I like it any better!

  15. I bought the studio Calico inks and I don’t like them at all. The stamped images are just horrible, and of course there is no return. 🙁
    Any suggestion how I could make the stamped images look sharper?

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