Stamping Layering Tips + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing tips for stamp layering stamp sets… and how to create many images at once. I really like this method and I am hoping it helps you, too.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Over the past couple years, I have shared many different ways to do stamp layering. By showing multiple ways, I am hoping that everyone can find a method that works best for them. Today’s is one of my favorite and one that I have done in make-n-takes in past shows. This method is excellent for making many images at once. (I always make more than one card at a time, so I love it.)

To understand how I was able to stamp all of these flowers and leaves at once, be sure to watch the video!

My first example features the incredibly gorgeous Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossoms Set (ALT | SSS). (These “Build-A-Flower” sets are sold with the stamps and dies together.) I stamped the flowers and leaves with Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Parrot, and Bamboo Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS). I created twigs from Altenew Create a Wreath Die (ALT | SSS) and added the pieces to a notecard covered with a Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die Cut (ALT | SSS). The sentiment is from the Altenew Hello Sunshine Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).

I like that the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossoms Set (ALT | SSS) cuts out the images with no white trim. So cool…

I can’t get enough of these blossom images. Here I used Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, and Deep Iris Inks (ALT | SSS). The sentiment (which is one of my favorite sayings) is from the Altenew Build a Flower Gardenia Set (ALT | SSS).

Lucy’s Cards Chunky Rainbow Sparkle Jewels are the perfect touch for the center of these flowers! I added them and all the dimensional flowers with my new favorite adhesive – Gina K Connect Glue.

OOoooooooo… these blues make me swoon – Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, and Sapphire (ALT | SSS). The sentiment is also from the Altenew Build a Flower Gardenia Set (ALT | SSS).

I also made a bunch of images using the new Altenew Build A Flower Peony Blossom Set (ALT | SSS). This is another set where the dies cut out the images with no white trim! I again used the Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Parrot, and Bamboo Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS) and added the pieces to a notecard covered with a Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die Cut (ALT | SSS). The “hello” is from the Flower Arrangement Die Set (ALT | SSS).

For these flowers I used Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Rubellite, Pinkalicious, and Pink Diamond Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS). The “thank you” is also from the Flower Arrangement Die Set (ALT | SSS).

For most of my flowers, I used Gina K Connect Glue and Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares to give the petals a bit of dimension. On these next two examples, I adhered them flat. This takes less time and still looks good. For these flowers, I used Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry, Velvet, Persian Blue, and Sapphire Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS).

I have used the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die (ALT | SSS) before (find the card HERE), but I just had to use it again. Such a gorgeous die and great for a tone-on-tone background.

Here we have Dew Drops, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS). My colors…

The Altenew Build A Flower Peony Blossom Set (ALT | SSS) also look great stacked together to form dimensional flowers.

This method of stamping layering also works with traditional stamp and die sets where there is a white trim around the edge of the image. Here we have the Altenew Build a Flower Gardenia Set (ALT | SSS). Such a lovely flower in Dew Drops, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave Altenew Inks (ALT | SSS)…

I felt the flower in the Altenew Build a Flower Gardenia Set (ALT | SSS) worked nicely with the flower in the older Altenew Remember This Stamp Set (ALT | SSS). I used the same red and yellow inks as above…

This last example is the most simple to pull together and would be great as part of a card set. That yellow is so happy.


Here are a few other videos that may be helpful


Today I am part of the Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop. All of the designers in this hop are focusing on the Build-A-Flower stamp and die combos. You can find all of the options HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)


How would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/2/18 telling me your favorite of the Build-A-Flower Sets. You can see them all HERE. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

ALSO, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/2/18 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/4/18.

ALSO… place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from 2/26/18 until 3/2/18, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. No minimum purchase needed! A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank 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 paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

*Altenew Build A Flower Peony Blossom…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Build a Flower Gardenia Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Remember This Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Remember This Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
*Altenew Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die*
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Flower Arrangement Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
•Altenew Create a Wreath Die
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Altenew Inks
[ ALTN | SSS ]
*Ranger Detail Blending Tools
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | THR ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS | ELH ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Lucy’s Cards Chunky Rainbow Sparkle…
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Jewels
[ SSS ]
Tonic Blending Sponges
[ SSS ]

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521 thoughts on “Stamping Layering Tips + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Oh my…I really love the Peony Blossom and the Citrus Burst the best!!! But if I had to choose, I’m not sure which one I would choose… I suppose, the Peony Blossom!! It’s so beautiful!! Thank you for showing us so many of these. They are so beautiful!

  2. I love that idea of a template to make multiple flowers at once. You always make this look so easy. I am going to try this template. Thank you for your videos. I learn so much!

  3. Thank you for sharing such fun technique! I like the peony build a flower set the most. Funny though it looks more like hibiscus than peony.

  4. As ALWAYS been you’ve created some gorgeous cards!! Love the colours and the use of the spring cover die for a tone on tone background. Also, thanks for another awesome video that is full of such ingenius ideas. I always learn so much from them

  5. I like Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom set for the great sentiments and their fonts; different interesting sentiments are hard to find like Create A Smile’s word dies

  6. I absolutely love these kind of flower layering stamps!! The results are always so gorgeous!
    My favourite stamp set is definitely Build-A-Flower: Rose!!

  7. I love this technique. I’m going to have to give it a try. The sakura blossom is my favorite build a flower!

  8. Thank you for managing to continue to come up with new creative ideas for stamping, I am constantly inspired to look at my stamps and see how I can use them in a different way. I love the Anemone build a flower set.

  9. Genius!! Thanks for sharing this tip. I just bought a layered bunny – I’ll be able to make ALL of my Easter cards!!

  10. I love the 3d rose flower set! I bought it after I saw you make the cards with the roses going through the Love Word die. I love Altenew’s products!

  11. Gorgeous cards!! I love how you have so much fun and always create so many samples 😀 Though all flower sets are beautiful, my favorite still is the Rose, the Coral Charm is a good second choice. Thank you for sharing your talent!<3

  12. Really gorgeous cards!! Thanks for sharing these fun techniques. My favourite is build a flower rose..

  13. I enjoyed this so much! I’m not sure how I could begin to pick a favorite since that are all so beautiful and have such depth making them so realistic. All so stunning!!


  14. I love all the build-a-flower stamps and dies, but my favorite is the rose. I have allergies and roses are one of the only flowers that not irritate my allergies so roses are my favorite flowers. I love your cards and watching you on Youtube, you are so helpful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

  15. Aren’t Altenew’ Inks and stamps a dream to work with? I rarely purchase other companies stamps since I discovered Altenew!
    Your cards are stunning and showcase these wonderful products! TFS!

  16. Really pretty cards! I especially love the ones with the tone on tone die cut backgrounds and the dimension you added by scoring the flowers.

  17. Do you know what some of your flowers remind me of? Hawaii! Of course I love all the flowers but my faves are the yellow ones. My favorite color in the whole wide world makes me smile.
    I don’t have a die cutter but I’m wondering if I fussy cut the flowers if I could do the same things you did? I’d like to try by practicing on the tons of scrap paper I have and see how it comes out. What do you think?
    I love your coloring! I also love how you die cut the background of the cards. You know what I wish? I wish for those of us who don’t have die cutters and I might be the only one maybe, that they would come up with some punches that match the stamps so we could do what die cutters do. Just a thought.
    Thanks for showing us your colorful pretty cards and for giving us the chance to win something. What stamps do I like in this release? All of them! LOL My faves are the Sakura Blossoms. They are the ones that remind me of Hawaii.

  18. The background you used sure added such beauty to the first (large) set of cards! I love all the examples with all the different colors. Beautiful.

  19. Your videos always inspire me, I love all the flower sets, I think I love the Magnolia set, but the Rose & Peony come in very close

  20. Thank you for the awesome ideas and techniques! You are always surprising me with fantastic tips! My favorite is the Sakura Blossoms

  21. Such beautiful cards, as always! I really like the Peony set. Thanks so much fro the chance to win!

  22. While I don’t own any of the sets, I’m looking to get the Peony and the just released Chrysanthemum set. They make some of the best floral sets hands-down.

  23. I love the tips using the Misti. I’m just getting into stamping and your videos are so great! My favorite set is the peony blossoms. I have to add them to my wish list:)

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