Quick Tip: Striped Stamping

Hello hello hello! I have a “Quick Tip” video for you today showing how to do stripe stamping. This is a great way to get a new look out of your stamps.

Striped Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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This simple striped stamping technique works best with large solid stamps. I also think it works best when you use a light and dark ink of the same color, but you could really use any ink colors you want! I even show how to get a black and white stripe.

I first inked up the Pink and Main Hugs sentiment using a lighter shade of Altenew Ink and kissed it to a My Favorite Things Striped Background stamp that was inked with a darker shade of Altenew ink. When stamped, you get a fun striped effect.

Striped Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also create black and white stripes by changing up the technique a bit. I first stamped the solid “hugs” in black ink and cleaned the stamp well. I then kissed the clean stamp to the striped background that was inked with VersaMark ink and stamped again directly on the black image. After applying white embossing powder and heat setting it, you may notice it’s not perfect because of the kissing technique. I like to use a white gel pen to correct any areas that need it.

Striped Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added little flowers around the “hugs” message with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Mini Modern Blooms stamp set by My Favorite Things. To center the stamping, I die cut each piece with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame. A bit of Wink of Stella shimmer topped with a dot of Glossy Accents gives the perfect final touch.

I hope you will give this fun technique a try. It’s a great way to add texture and interest to a one layer card.


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