Stamp Tracing + Blog Hop + Giveaways + FREE STAMP

Welcome! Today’s video shares a very simple technique called stamp tracing. You likely have all the supplies you need already!


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

One great way to use stamps creatively is to trace them with fun fine-tip markers or gel pens. The results can be colorful and look hand-drawn.

For these cards, I used the new-and-oh-so-gorgeous Altenew Adore You Stamp Set. Isn’t it pretty? I stamped it in Altenew Morning Frost Crisp Dye Ink (an ink light enough to trace over) and traced it with Uni-ball Silver and White Gel Pens.


On this next card, I also added in a few touches of Uni-Ball Gold Gel Pen. All the white accents were created with Ranger Glacier White Enamel Accents.


The gold pen looks great in real life…


This technique also works great with gel and glitter pens. I used a set of Kaisercraft Gel Pens on the next example. (These pens would be a fun gift!) They seem to glow on the Gina K Silver Metallic Cardstock notecard.


And finally… I used the glitter pens from the Kaisercraft Gel Pens Set to trace the flowers on a white card.


I wish I could capture the sparkle in the photo! Oh – and for the gold dots, I cover gold gel pen with Glossy Accents.



Today’s post is part of a blog hop launching Altenew’s newest release. You can see all the new products HERE. Lots of good ones!


The next stop on the hop is Therese Calvird’s wonderful blog. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop HERE.)


Place an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17/2016 at 11:59pm EST.


Interested in winning a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmET on 11/21/16 telling me your favorite stamp set from this newest Altenew release. (You can find them all HERE.) I will randomly pick a winner.

ALSO…to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by 11/21/16 at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 11/22/16.


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.