Video: Stamping On Wood + Giveaway

Hello! Although I am hosting the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge this month, I will still be sharing more normal stamping, cardmaking and die cutting videos. However, they will all tie into the let’s-give-what-we-make theme. Today? Today I show how easy and fun it is to stamp and color on wood embellishments.

Stamping on Wood 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.]

Oh me oh my these little guys are extremely addictive! So much fun to make! In fact I plan to have the kids make a bunch of these for Christmas ornament gifts.

All you need is some type of wood embellishment. I used Amy Tangerine’s Wood Slices and they are perfect. However, you could use large wood veneer embellishments or even wood paper (which can be die cut into any shape you want). Just stamp with permanent ink and add heavy coloring with colored pencils. I am a big fan of Prismacolor – they go on like butter.

Stamping on Wood Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And aren’t these stamps the cutest? They are from this month’s My Monthly Hero kit. You get the stamps and dies… and even the faux moss on the bottom of the pieces. This stamp set was designed by the uber-talented Kathy Racoosin. I am so proud of her! Hurry – last month’s kit sold out fast and I bet this one will also.

Stamping on Wood Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

These would be to hang on a plant to give as a gift… or adhere them to the front of a card. I tell ya – they are addictive!


In the video, I mention three other videos:

  1. Adding highlights on stamped images with a white colored pencil.
  2. Letterpress with wood veneer pieces.
  3. Adding shading to stamped images with colored pencils.


I am so excited to see so many of you participating in the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Imagine all the kindness we are spreading – it is bound to make a difference. The little gifts I created in this video will be sent to faraway friends as part of our Week 1 challenge of sending kindness to friends and family.


Today’s giveaway is a 24 pack of Prismacolor Colored Pencils! (Donated by yours truly.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/10/15 telling me if you like using colored pencils or markers better. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


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 with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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664 thoughts on “Video: Stamping On Wood + Giveaway”

  1. I don’t use either, ink is what I like, but I need to give pencils a try!, thanks for the great videos and a chance to win the colored pencils. Thanks!

  2. markers because as well as using them to colour in, i can also use them to write greetings/messages and they will stand out better. thanks for sharing this video – i didnt know we can stamp and colour on wood.

  3. OMG, these are amazing. So eye catching.
    I know why I love visting you blog. 🙂
    I like markers for coloring much more than pencils.

  4. Hmmm, well, I’m really messing around with some watercolour paints at the moment and with that watercolour pencils. I love how nicely you can blend with markers – pencils can be quite harsh. So for me it’ll be markers – or a pencil that blends really well 🙂

  5. I like the the control I have with colored pencil that I just don’t seem to have with markers. I fell in love with prismatic colored pencils when I was experimenting coloring black and white photos. After that, I was hooked. It’s absolutely amazing the effects that I get with my pencils. And most of those who have colored with these remarkable pencils would agree that they will not color with anything else. Stacie Brethour. 🙂

  6. Great video! 🙂 I am keen to try prisma colored pencils at some point, at the moment I mostly use distress markers, and inktense pencils – both are fab! 🙂

  7. As of right now, I like using my Copics better, but that’s do in part to the fact that I do not currently own a good set of colored pencils. I have used my crafty funds this year to really bulk up my Copics, but I would love to give nice pencils a chance when the funds allow. Thanks for your kindness!

  8. I love using colored pencils…I have always loved coloring and now with card making I get to color a lot and have a fun card to send when I am done!!! Win-win that is!!!

  9. I am over the moon excited about this stamping on wood project–these wood pieces are so beautiful! I like both colored pencils and markers depending on the media.

  10. You have some of the luckiest friends in the world!! They must grin ear to ear when they receive happy mail from you. These are just the cutest thing EVER!! I will have to give these a try!

  11. It really depends on the picture but I tend to reach for the colored pencils more often than the markers!

    Such a cute idea. I might have to try this one.

  12. Pencils v markers. It depends on the project, stamp, my mood, the recipient, npmany different factors. If I was stuck on the deserted island I would have to say pencils (and a sharpener) due to the variety of effects that can be created. Can I also take some blending fluid and paper stumps?

  13. I think both have their place in crafting. I think you can get better color techniques with colored pencils and pencils are easier when you learn shading. Markers are great for a soft look.

  14. This is a hard choice….both colored pencils AND markers are to die for! But if I had to pick, I’d say colored pencils because they blend so seamlessly. Of course, if the markers were alcohol-based, I’d pick that instead. 😀

  15. I like using both, but i think it´s easier to correct mistakes, when im using the pencils.
    I think in the end, it really depends on the type of image im colouring.

  16. I like using both to get blended color, but because I am chemically sensitive and my allergies are getting worse as I get older, I find I am more and more wanting to use coloring mediums that don’t end up on my skin or soaking into my skin. Painting and stamping with gloves on is a bother, ( and so easy to create smudges with!), so colored pencils are looking more appealing all the time.

  17. i LOVE these! I’m going to have my daughter make them for teacher holiday ornaments- LOVE this idea! i love both markers and colored pencils- i love pencils on kraft paper and vellum and markers on cardstock. thanks for another fun video tutorial!!

  18. Color pencils is my thing, loooooooooove using them over any other media. These tags are out of this world, thank you for sharing. I have a question though, do you smooth the wood slices with sand paper or you use them like that? TIA

  19. I love using colored pencils and a blending media. I haven’t really tried markers because of the monetary investment involved.

  20. I have a hard time getting colored pencil to look nice, so I usually reach for my copics. But maybe I need to try prismacolor. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I’m getting used to using colored pencils…I’ve always love the instant satisfaction of using markers but I’m learning to take my time and use pencils which has a lovely function of changing their look depending on how we use them. xo

  22. These are so very cute! Love the stamp set. At the moment I have to say my markers. I don’t really have good colored pencils.

  23. I love using both markers and color pencils, but I like color pencils a bit more because you can get better control of pressure. You can pack color or leave a hint of color with the color pencils versus markers.

  24. I love these tags and I love pencils! I can blend better and mistakes look authentic:-) Thanks for sharing another great video Ms. Jennifer!

  25. I don’t know if I like markers or pencils better. Pencils remind me of being a kid and having a mom who showed me how to use water colored pencils which ignited my creativity.

  26. Awesome idea! I love using colored pencils and they are great! I especially love watercolor pencils because of the blendability. There are so many great uses for colored pencils.

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