Video: Altering Stamped Images + Online Interview

Hello! Today’s video shows how to take a stamp image and completely give it a new look. I also do a bit of Copic coloring… and have a link to a fun online interview.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for creative ways to give a stamp a new look. Sometimes I do this by using a different technique. Or maybe by using it in a different context. (For example, using a party hat as a Christmas tree, etc.) Today I really stretched a stamp by altering it to be completely different. This is something you could do with many of your “critter” stamps. (Try putting a winter hat on an owl or a scarf on a cat.) Here? I turned the Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat mummy dog into a dog wrapped in Christmas lights.

After stamping the dog with my favorite Copic-friendly black ink – the My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink – I used a Copic .3 Multiliner black pen to alter the mummy wrap into Christmas lights. I then colored the image with Copic Markers, adding Wink of Stella shimmer and a bit of Glossy Accents.

I added a “naughty or nice” greeting, matted the piece with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die cut and added it to a card that was stamped with versatile My Favorite Things Cheesecloth background. I kept the rest of the card simple since the image is pretty busy. Oh! And I used Black Enamel Accents on his eyes and nose.


Today I was part of the Iron Craft Season 2 Finale along with a few of my crafty friends. It was so much fun! You can check out the recording below. I am not the best at interviews but I loved the girls I was chatting with. πŸ™‚ Oh, and I recommend subscribing to Chaitali’s YouTube channel. She has lots of great interviews. (You can see the wrap-up party for this interview HERE – it will go up the morning of 9/15/14.)


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), My Favorite Things (MFT), and Amazon (AZ).



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135 thoughts on “Video: Altering Stamped Images + Online Interview”

  1. That is the cutest card! I NEVER would have thought to use that stamp in the way that you did! I would LOVE to see more videos on the way you alter stamps like this! So creative!

  2. You are amazing! I am constantly amazed with what you come up with. Love your videos and your cards. You seem very sweet and I really enjoy following you.

  3. This is awesome. I hope you show us more examples of this type of altering your stamps. I never would have thought to do Christmas lights.

  4. What an ingenious idea! I would have never thought of that although I did think of the dog getting wrapped with toilet paper instead of Halloween. Love your christmas lights idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. That is thinking outside the box. I love it, now I have to get that stamp set! hehe Thanks so much for the idea…going to browse my stamps and see if I can come up with anything new and exciting! =)

  6. You are a genius! I was trying to figure out how you did that, before watching the video…couldn’t figure it out. Your lights are perfect! Thank you for the great ideas!!

  7. I saw the interview and liked to watch the fun that you were all having. I also love how you altered the stamped image too.

  8. This is one of the cutest and most clever ways of altering a stamp I have ever seen! Love your cards and your blog. Always enjoy sitting down with my coffee and watching your videos.

  9. Your creativity floors me. No wonder you don’t need to come up with your own products. You can turn anything into anything else completely different! Thanks for sharing!

  10. You are so creative, I love this card. The lights on the dog are so cool. I always learn so much from you. Thank you for all your creative ideas.

  11. It never would have occurred to me to turn the mummy dog into Christmas lights dog, but what a GREAT example of thinking outside the box! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  12. Such a fun little image! What a cute card this would be for the younger set, although we all love a naughty little pup. lol Super fun, how you added those Christmas lights. When I first saw it, I thought that was the stamp. Kudos to you Jennifer.

  13. omg, this is adorable!!!! thanks for sharing!! you are so darn smart πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get my set and try this! you are such an inspiration..

  14. Thank you! I LOVE the dog with Christmas lights! I’m not a Halloween carder either, so I really appreciate being shown how to make a darling dog stamp useful to me.

  15. I sure hope you have time to read some of our comments. Just wondering Jennifer…..have you had your IQ tested anytime in your life? If so I bet it tested at the GENIUS level.
    You have this genius/incredible way of turning to gold everything you do, touch and create. Im not just blowing smoke your way.. I really believe this. Please dont be embarressed by me telling you this, be happy I and so many crafters think the world of you. BTW…Kristina isnt far behind you. Pleased to,have found you both on the WWW and at SSS .

  16. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the mummy dog stamp with Christmas lights. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  17. I love your creativity! Never would have guessed what the stamp looked like originally. Your ideas are inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love love love what you’ve done with this stamp!!! Didn’t Kristina draw this set? I dug through my stamps last night after watching this & found many I can change up. Thanks for the inspiration once again.

  19. This is a FANTASTIC “makeover” Jennifer! I love to do these as well – sometimes they work & sometimes they don’t lol ! I LOVE what you created with this one – so adorable!!

  20. I honestly thought “oh neat, they can out wih a holiday doggie set”! I love the dog- 8
    I have the non-festive original one. So cute!! I keep looking back and forth between these and can’t believe it’s the same stamp! I loved this and would love to see other examples of this!

  21. I think you did a Fabulous job with the Christmas lights. If I wasn’t familiar with the stamp set already, I never would have known!!! Just Awesome, and your card put a huge smile on my face!!! Thanks you again for another wonderful idea and video!!!

    1. Funny you would mention that! I was on pinterest last night and saw a water color card that was just beautfiul! Of course when I went to the video it was none other than Jennifer! I should have known!

  22. Love what you did with the puppies and Christmas lights. I want to begin to use copic markers which ones would you recommend as a starter set.

  23. Jennifer, you are seriously amazing! I love your videos but todays was just the best.
    I would have never thought about doing something like that.
    Im like you, I dont do much for halloween but I had to buy that set because it was just so dang cute!
    Im doing halloween cards this year because of it! But now thinking I might also have that pup make a christmas apperance as well!
    Thanks again for all your wonderful Inspiration!
    Mary Jane

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