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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852 thoughts on “Second Generation Stamp Layering + Giveaway”

  1. I absolutely love these cards. I think I must of missed something in the video though. You said that the top card was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and then you said the base was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. At some point do we trim the top card? It sure looks smaller.

  2. I love Koi fish layer card. Love the base using stensil. I am definitely going to buy stamp and dies of koi fish. I just love the and the way you used in the oxidant tutorial.

  3. Such beautiful cards. I really like the layering as it gives a very real look to the images, especially the peacock that I’m just loving.

  4. It is interesting how beautiful the 2nd generation stamped images are. You would imagine them to be splotchy, but they all look so good and have such a soft presentation.

  5. Oh so many beautiful stamp layering sets. I love them all but I have a soft spot for fuchsias ( they remind me of going to my Nannas house when I was a little girl and seeing her lovely ‘ballerina flowers’). Thanks for the great inspiration

  6. I love the idea of making two cards at once, first and second generation stamping – how clever!
    My favorite of the stamps used today is the Poppy stamps. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  7. If I have to pick a favorite it would be the peacock, cause I really like all the layering stamps, they are so pretty. Thanks for the videos.

    Vanessa Sanders

  8. Love the Koi card – but then again I really enjoy trying all the techniques you show us…(or at least as many as I can)! Thanks for all you do.

  9. Love the koi, which I already bought, but would like to have some more of those lovely sets too! I think the poppies would be versatile.

  10. Oh my gosh! Those koi fish are beautiful! With every video and picture, you empty my wallet! I wish I could jump inside your brain. 🙂

  11. Beautiful, beautiful cards. I love your creativity, Jennifer, and the way you make anyone feel they can do it too!

  12. Loved the Hero Arts Koi as it is most unusual. I have lots of flowers and plants but no Koi…gotta have especially in such lovely and lively colors. Thank you Hero Arts and Jennifer. Kaylin

  13. I’m always looking for new techniques to use in my card making. I’m with a group of ladies that makes cards for one of local hospice centers and we like to use things that doesn’t create a lot of bulk when mailing. But yet, we want them to be bright and beautiful. I think any of these types of layering stamp we be awesome to use for what we do. Thanks for showing and sharing such a product.

  14. How does one choose a favorite when they all are spectacular! Love the use of the second generation stamping to create a second card….great idea. The poppy cards (being flowers) are my favorite. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration. You really are talented with constantly giving such wonderfully fantastic ideas! Love your videos…and the links for purchasing…makes it so much easier to spend ‘fun’ money!!

  15. If I had to pick one it would be the Koi but LOVE the others too! I never thought of doing second generation stamping! Now I’m excited to give it a go 🙂

  16. Jen almost every single time I watch one of your videos I learn something new! I had to laugh…before I noticed that you had a giveaway going with SSS, I had gone to their website and started to fill my cart up with all the things I ‘really needed and wanted’. I live in Australia so with postage adding soo much extra to the total I’m usually quite harsh with myself while whittling down to the ‘must haves’, but before I knew it today, I looked at the total on my cart and it was just under $400! Converted to AU $522…and that’s without postage! My heart sank cos I knew I was about to start that darn ‘whittling’ again….then I clicked back to your page for a moment and saw the comp!! If I’m lucky a few items might survive my culling!! lol.

  17. OMGosh!! That log comment above should have mentioned that I love the Poppy stamp set the best…they truly are beautiful !!

  18. It is a toss up between the peacock and the poppy but the koi is a close third. I love second generation stamping and I used to do more of it. I wouldn’t think to use on these layering stamps but now I will have to give it a try.

  19. The koi are definitely my favorite of the layering stamps! (Closely followed by the rooster.) Your cards are lovely as always.

  20. I just love the color layering Peacock stamp set from Hero Arts.
    I would love to make some beautiful cards with them!
    Thank you for all of the beautiful examples.

  21. Jennifer as always your cards are impeccable and I love the Koi. I’ve looked at this stamp several times but was afraid to give it a try, but as is usually the case, you make it seem easy enough for even me! Thank you again for a wonderful posting.

  22. I really need to stop watching your videos. It makes me want everything. These three stamp sets from hero arts are really amazing. The Koi is so nice. But the poppy is so realistic as you said. Peacocks are always beautiful. They really did a good job with them all. And your cards are stunning.

  23. The poppy for sure, but then you did the koi! Koi it is! They’re beautiful! Thanks for showing this technique and a chance to win!

  24. Love the layering poppy! I need that set. It’s great to see how you make multiple cards at once, takes me forever just to make one

  25. I really Luv Peacocks and would Luv to win the set in the Giveaway I am new to Stamping I have been watching your Videos for a long time now and I find Ewee are a very expert teacher and Ewe make the lessons look so easy
    My fingers are crossed hoping to win

  26. WOW….LOVE THEM ALL! Amazing the realalistic look! The layering looks so fun-I want them ALL!
    Nice Job Hero Arts!

  27. I think my favorite in your post is the Koi stamps. The fish look so real! So many color possibilities! Thank you for the technique. It’s always great to be able to make multiple cards at once.

  28. I think my favorite in your post is the Koi stamps. The fish look so real! So many color possibilities! Thank you for the technique. It’s always great to be able to make multiple cards at once.

  29. I like the poppy, but all your cards are gorgeous. I like the koi also, but not sure I would use that as much.

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