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Video: Monochromatic Stamp Layering + Free Download + Giveaway!

Hello! Today I have a video showing how to create monochromatic cards with layering stamps. I also have a free download that will allow people to share your card with others.

Stamp Layering Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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

I use layering stamp sets often. I just love the look of layering images to create something impressive. For today’s cards, I used a few of my favorite layering sets to create monochromatic cards. They best part? You likely use supplies you already have.

Stamp Layering Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I started by picking four gorgeous colors of Gina K cardstock. (This is a new-to-me cardstock and BOY do I love it. Colors are linked in the thumbnails below.) Next I grabbed three great Hero Arts layering sets – the Let Love Grow (flowers), Layering Butterflies and Graphic Flowers. I stamped the first layer in an ink color that matched the cardstock, and the next layer with white pigment ink.

Stamp Layering Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I then added some highlights with a white colored pencil and/or a white gel pen. And oh my – does that make a big difference! So now I have backgrounds that are monochromatic but have detail and the look of dimension. This is a great way to use your layering stamp sets without needing a ton of ink colors. Just grab a good white pigment ink and a white colored pencil and/or pen.

Stamp Layering Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To keep the cards simple, I white heat embossed the Hero Arts A Bit of Kindness Stamp on vellum, along with a few hearts form the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set. To adhere, I added a bit of stitching with my sewing machine. This is a great way to hold the vellum in place and also add to the handmade feel.

DOWNLOAD

I also showed in the video a free download that is available to create the removable inserts for inside of cards. I love using these! For the free download, click HERE.

Stamp Layering Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Along the same lines, Simon Says Stamp also sells quick-and-easy sticky note pads that can be used for the same purpose. These are very handy! I actually use these for notes in my craft room too. 🙂

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SHARE HANDMADE KINDNESS CHALLENGE

OH MY. I really must encourage you all to go check out the fun projects many of you have linked over on the Share Handmade Kindness Week 1 post. So inspiring! I can’t wait to take a closer look this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing! My cards today are part of this Week 1 challenge to give something handmade to friends and family. These cards will be in the mail soon!

GIVEAWAY

Time for a bit more kindness! Today’s giveaway is for a collection of FIFTY colorful envelopes so you can send even more cards to loved ones. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/10/15 telling me your favorite type of stamp set. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

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426 thoughts on “Video: Monochromatic Stamp Layering + Free Download + Giveaway!”

  1. Love your monochromatic cards and Awesome campaign, Jennifer! It never hurts to be kind. Favorite type of stamps in generic terms would be photopolymer clear ones, but I’m truly a sucker for sentiments. Thanks for inspiration, download and chance to win colorful envies!

  2. Love these cards. I too, love the layered look and really like your method. Thanks for the video and for a chance to win.

  3. Right now I’m a sucker for adorable clear stamps with campy puns as sentiments. Think Lawn Fawn! I loooooove them!

  4. My recent favorites are layering stamp sets! Can’t wait to use them with this monochromatic technique! thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Have been a fan of yours for a while now. Love your new website….keep your awesome cards coming.
    P.s. I am a Stampin Up! Demo but you have made me realize there is life outside SU. Love their products
    But there is so many products that they don’t carry or after watching your turtorials I had to own them.
    Blessings, Rhonda

  6. I love this technique and I am going to try it with some of my stamps that I already have! They are beautiful! Thank you so much for the free download!

  7. These backgrounds are so pretty. I love the monochromatic theme with touches of white. The card insert is a wonderful idea – thanks for the download!

  8. Another great video. Thank you for sharing what white inks you like to use in your card making. I’m going to try one of those. My favorite kind of stamp sets are leaves and snow flakes.

  9. My favorite types of stamp sets are anything small. I love small sentiments stamps like Heidi Swapp’s for planners. ♥

  10. Your cards are beautiful! Can’t wait to try this technique. I’ve added the floral layering stamps to my wish list. My favorite stamps are animal sets. I love little critters of all kinds. I also love your videos. They are so helpful for a beginner like me. Thanks so much for all the tips and ideas!

  11. I love the monochromatic stamping technique, and I just ordered some of Gina K’s beautiful cardstock and Hero Arts ink. Can’t wait to get started! BTW, my favorite stamp is the large snowflake stamp you used; no wait, the leaves; no, wait, the flowers . . . LOL!

  12. I’m loving the layered stamps sets and also really love background stamps. Your video shows a great way to use them both.

  13. I’m loving this campaign!
    It has inspired me to send out lots of cards that have been collecting in my craft studio.
    Thanks so much for the push to not only create but share.

  14. Love this technique and your cards! I also like the inserts so the card can be passed on if the recipient wishes to. My favorite stamps are always flowers and butterflies! Throw in some hearts and I am one happy stamper! Thanks for sharing your techniques and cards with us today.

  15. My very favourite stamps you’ve used in this video are by far the hero arts hand drawn snowflakes and acts of kindness. Love that background stamp so much.

  16. My favorite type of stamp set are the clear stamps; especially birthday and birthday greetings. I make all of my own cards so I use the stamped greetings on the inside. Sometimes, I just don’t have the words to express my thoughts and stamped greetings have helped me. Lovin’ the new website!
    Denean

  17. Isn’t it amazing how effective the simplest technique can be? These cards are gorgeous. My favorite kind of stamp set has to be florals, but it’s a toss up between outline florals I can color with Copics or watercolor and the sets designed to layer images into a realistic flower. Either way, flowers. Can’t have too many.

  18. I really love layering stamps especially of nature. I also like bigger words for card fronts that mix fancy script and print.

  19. Love these pretty cards with the white highlights. My fav stamps are flowers and sentiments though there aren’t too many stamps I wouldn’t like to have.

  20. You never cease to amaze me! I don’t know how you come up with so many creative ways to make cards! I love being inspired by you! I love sentiment and background stamps… and florals!

  21. I like stamps that have huge sentiments. I can make that the main focus of the card and then work a design around that with flowers or smaller stamped images.

  22. I don’t think I can pick one favorite stamp set. I love sentiment stamps because I can use pattern paper and crest a card quickly!

  23. My favorite type of stamp set is one I can use multiple ways so that I get the most use of it! That being said, I love the sets with which you can make little scenes! I am having such fun sharing my handmade kindness!

  24. I like layering stamp sets…so much easier than coloring! : ) Thanks for the fun insert. I keep putting sticky notes inside my cards but everyone tells me they keep them and wouldn’t dram of sending them on. They’re just too sweet.

  25. Love your monochrome cards! My favorite stamps sets are stamp layering sets. I love the realistic looks they create! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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