Second Generation Stamp Layering + Giveaway

Hello. I am so very excited about today’s technique and hope you like it! I used second generation stamping with my stamp layering stamp sets for a bold card and a soft card. I have several examples for you, along with a blog hop and giveaway.

[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.]

Ahhhh… I love any technique that allows me to easily create two cards at once! And this second generation with stamp layering is fun! On one card, you stamp the layers as you normally would and get a bold card. On the second, you stamp again with out reinking (“second generation”) and get a soft card.

My first examples feature the oh-so-incredibly-realistic-and-lovely Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers on the left card first, and used the second generation on the card on the right. (Colors used: Hero Arts Crimson Hybrid, Hero Arts Pale Tomato Mid Tone Shadow, Hero Arts Red Royal Mid Tone Shadow Hero Arts Moss HybridHero Arts Pine Hybrid, and Hero Arts Cup O Joe Mid Tone Shadow Inks.)

You can somewhat see the shimmer from the Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in this next photo. I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamp Set and added the panel to a card I inked with the Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil, Hero Arts Cup O Joe Mid Tone Shadow Ink, and Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Next up? The amazing Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock Stamp Set! You can see the first generation on the left and second generation on the right. I also added some stenciling on the left card with the Hero Arts Peacock Feather Stencil, Hero Arts Aegean Hybrid Bold Ink, and Claritystamp Brushes. (The touches of yellow? That was added with the back of a swirl stamp from the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock Stamp Set.)

I can’t get over how real that peacock looks. (Colors used: Hero Arts Cornflower Mid Tone Shadow, Hero Arts Deep Ocean Hybrid, Hero Arts Charcoal Mid Tone ShadowHero Arts Aegean Hybrid Bold, and Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid tone Shadow Inks.)

And finally, the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Stamps – another popular one from this release! You can see the two generations here… with notecards created by double inking the Hero Arts Crossing Waves Stencil. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish Stamp Set.

I added little bubbles with Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops. This product is clear with a soft tint of blue. I also sprinkled on some Tonic Ice White Nuvo Glitter for shine. (Colors used: Hero Arts Soft Vanilla ShadowHero Arts Soft Apricot Shadow, and Hero Arts Tangerine Hybrid Ink.)


Today’s video hows some of the newest Hero Arts products. If you missed it, be sure to check out my Hero Arts Product Release Close-Up Video I posted last week HERE. There are many sets that would work great with this technique but I just ran out of time. 🙂

These product also have sold out fast! But today Hero Arts has made the available, so get them fast! You can find them HERE.


Today’s post is also part of the Hero Arts 2017 Spring Catalog Blog Hop. I will always love Hero Arts first and foremost at they were the ones that turned me (and many others!) into stampers. I am so proud of them for this most recent release! It is spectacular. You can see it all HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely Laura Bassen. (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmPST on 2/21/17 telling me your favorite of the layering stamp sets used today. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find 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 from Hero Arts or those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Hero Arts (HA), Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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  1. I love the poppies! We have a running joke in our family about my mom’s poppies she planted probably 30 years ago that have taken over her garden. She has tried digging, spraying, pulling, & many other things, i think even burning, but cannot get rid of them! So of course we always give her poppy catds, decor & gifts to rub it in!

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