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.

Leave a Comment

620 thoughts on “Stamp Tracing + Blog Hop + Giveaways + FREE STAMP”

  1. Thank you Jennifer for teaching me this outline technique! I have had the pens you used for ages and haven’t used them yet because I didn’t really know what to do with them :o)
    I am having a hard time deciding which stamp set I like best : I think the ADORE YOU, but the TEA CUPS come in a very close second.

    Hugs, Candy

  2. Lovely stamps in this release and great video showing the outline technique. I quite like the Moments in Time Stamp set.

  3. Some good stuff in the new release. I particularly like the Hello Sunshine set. I’ll be watching – I’m sure you’ll make some interesting cards with it eventually, it looks like your style!

  4. I love all your cards, I even have the gel pens you used. Great way to use them. I like the Adore You stamp set.

  5. DELIGHTFUL stamps and cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing this technique and video Jennifer, my Gel Pens are EXCITED at the new adventures coming their way 🙂
    PS – I thought that Hello Sunshine was my favourite from the new releases … after seeing your cards, Adore You has won my inky heart

  6. What a beautiful and relaxing technique! Thank you for generously sharing your craft with us. The Happy Dreams stamp set is my favorite with many fun elements to make diverse and beautiful cards. Love it!

  7. I always love Jennifer’s videos and how she so generously shares tips and techniques. These are beautiful cards and showcase colors and designs that we can adapt and use. Thank you Jennifer!

  8. My favorite stamp from this release is the Morning Glory 2 set, I think it will be just beautiful!
    Thank you Jennifer for always having such great ideas and example beautiful cards!

  9. I fell in love with the flowers in this Adore you set as soon as I saw them, and I love them even more after seeing your cards. But I may find yet another favourite after I have hopped along.

  10. I absolutely love this floral stamp set by Altenew! Love this tracing technique Jennifer! Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing. As always your unlimited wealth of knowledge never ceases to amaze me!

  11. I really like the moments in time stamp set. The stamps are not like others I have in my collection. Also, I don’t like puns, so the teacup set is out.

  12. Yet another wonderful video perfectly explaining the creation of these cards! I have those exact same pens and now need to find a little ‘extra’ time to use them. Thanks so much yet again for the inspiration!

  13. The Adore You stamp set looks just beautiful with this technique. I think the Lotus stamp set that’s part of the Elegant Floral Stamp & Die Bundle is my favourite and would also look great with this technique.

  14. The Elegant Floral Stamp & Die Bundle is my favorite and I am so excited to try this technique! Thank you for this chance!

  15. The Modern Deer Die set is my favorite die, but the Hello, Sunshine stamp set is my favorite! Again, thank you for the fabulous examples to use stamps in another way!

  16. My favorites would have to be the Adore You set and the Moments in Time Stamp set. Both have such amazing sentiments that I’m sure I’d use often. Thanks for the inspiration for stamp tracing, I’ll have to give it a go with my gel pens soon. Love your videos because I always learn something I can use with my stash even if I can’t get the newest releases.

  17. I love all the stamp sets, but if I must choose it would be the Happiness (now I forgot the name).
    I also love the inks with the coordinating shades of light to dark. Very pretty and makes it easy to combine the colors.
    From Magee

  18. Simply beautiful, Jennifer! I love the new Label Love Spanish set. I have friends who speak Spanish and they would love to receive cards with those sentiments.

  19. I love the “I Adore You” stamp set best! I love the sentiments very much! I have just started the hop along but I don’t think I will run into one I love more! I’ve got to have it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.