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Fill-In Stamping

Hello again! I am finally back to share another technique video with you. Today’s is very simple… and a way to use your small images and soft inks to make a one-layer-card even more impressive.

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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.]

Many stamps sets include small images that we often overlook. My card examples today show how to use these “extra” images along with soft inks to create fun backgrounds for focal images on (mostly) one-layer-cards. This especially works well with whimsical cards like the ones I created today with oh-so-fun Pinkfresh Studio stamps (SSS | PFS).

My first card features images from the Pinkfresh Studio Tealightful Day (SSS | PFS) and Pinkfresh Studio Enjoy the Journey (SSS | PFS) stamp sets. I stamped the main “scene” on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I then filled in all the white space around the main images by stamping with tiny images and Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. The background adds to the fun, whimsical feel and steps the card up a bit.

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The next card features the Pinkfresh Studio Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) along with Pinkfresh Studio Basic Banners Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) dots stamped with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. There is something so sweet about these images and the sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique of fill-in stamping for backgrounds can also be done around die cutting. Here, I arranged Pink Fresh Magical Unicorn Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) images and Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn Dies (SSS | PFS) die cuts on the center of a white panel. I then stamped a small cluster star image with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink around the white space.

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This card has me so giddy! Can’t wait to make more.

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next example is a bit different. The focal point at the center of this card is a sentiment… and the rest of the card is filled with soft layered stamping. This sweet sentiment and the floral images are from the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Everything Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use larger images to do the fill-in stamping technique. Here, I stamped and colored the main image from the Pinkfresh Studio Fleur 1 Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) in the center… and other floral images around it with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. (The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Everything Stamp Set (SSS | PFS)… and the inside says “and I love you for it.”)

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Although I love the look of soft grey ink for fill-in stamping, other soft colors work, too. After stamping images from the Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | PFS), I used Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) and Hero Arts Soft Vanilla Ink to create an interesting background.

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use this technique to create quick, simple cards. For this card I used the Pinkfresh Studio Believe Stamp Set (SSS | PFS) and Pinkfresh Studio Fleur 1 Stamp Set (SSS | PFS).

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

… and another using the Pinkfresh Studio Thanks (SSS | PFS) and Pinkfresh Studio Basic Banners Stamp Sets (SSS | PFS).

Fill In Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

SALE REMINDER

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And it looks like these Pinkfresh Studio sets I used above are on sale, too!

Again, use the code “LUCKY777” when shopping HERE.

SUPPLIES

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 most Pinkfresh Studio products. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Pink Fresh Magical Unicorn Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Tealightful Day…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Enjoy the Journey…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Basic Banners Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Happy Everything…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Fleur 1 Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Believe Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Thanks Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Vanilla Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
WOW Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Copic Multiliner 0.1 Black Pen
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Tonic Sugar Crystal Glitter Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Catherine Pooler Acrylic Blocks
[ CTH ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Candy Bright Pearls
[ SSS ]


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39 thoughts on “Fill-In Stamping”

  1. Your cards are wonderful as always Jennifer and I have to say the one you made with the Magical Unicorn stamp and die set made me smile. Such a fun and beautifully done card. Thanks for continuing to share so many wonderful ideas with us and for always giving us ways to get more bang for our buck. Have a fabulous weekend! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

  2. Jennifer, Your cards on this video are adorable. I like this technique filling in when you don’t have a good background paper to use with it and using those light colors by Hero Arts is a nice touch. Thanks for more inspiration.

  3. This is a great idea for making backgrounds! I don’t usually use those little stamps but I will now. I like those Pinkfresh Stamps, they have some great sentiments as well as images. Thanks for tutorial! They’re always helpful.

  4. nother fantastic idea and wonderful cards.
    I love all your videos and the never ending inspiration for new technics. i look forward to each new post.

  5. I love the stamp sets.Ive never seen any of these before.So stinkin cute.Thank you for some fresh ideas Jennifer 😘

  6. Lovely cards. I enjoy making backgrounds on cards, and this gives another way to do just that. Thanks for showcasing PinkFresh Studio too… I wasn’t familiar with this company, but I’ll certainly be checking them out as the sets you used were definitely fun! P.S. Wish there were ink cube sets of the “soft” colors. Maybe you can put a word in the manufacturers’ ears? Thanks for all you share and do for the stamping community!

  7. These are so gorgeous Jennifer. I have a recollection that when you last featured Pink Fresh Studio I loved that release too. I MUST remember to pick a set up next time I shop, as I really think they are beautiful sets. Thanks for sharing all the iseas for background stamping and quick masking! Loved the video as always, Lisa x

  8. Lovely cards and great ideas. I learned a lot today by watching your instructive video! Thank you so much and have a nice weekend.

  9. I have a question : What is the difference between the classic Versafine and the Versafine Clair?
    Cute cards BTW, love the idea for the small stamps that, as you said, we overlook. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  10. Hi Jennifer!
    Another great technique that is going to make me review my stamp sets for those small images! The cards are adorable. My favorite is the one with the little bird. Thanks for sharing!

  11. You are so inspiring and love your work!! Thanks so much for the heads up about the sales but I’m on a notification for the Spellbinders Grand Cabinet 3D die set that everyone has sold out of!! I had thought it was on my order on a site but didn’t realize it wasn’t so now am behind trying to get it. Patience is golden and I am learning that with that great sale at Simon Says Stamp who is out of it too!!

  12. Hi jennifer:
    I enjoyed your fill in stamping technique. I have acrylic stamps but I have a ton of the wooden stamps as well. I really loved everything. Once again it is a sunday morning and I am having my relax morning watching your videos they truly inspire me.

  13. I love this technique, the cards are so lovely. The background is the perfect addition to ‘finish’ off the card. I just used this technique yesterday in a small space and it just make the card pop, will have to take your ideas and inspiration and apply them to some of my cards. I often struggle with what to do with plain backgrounds, will have to keep this in mind. Thanks for this inspirational video and sharing these beautiful cards.

  14. I loved the video and the cards you made. It’s fun to watch, it’s inspiring, and I like the fact that you list all the supplies you have used as I fell in love with some of the stamps straight away. It takes a bit of searching to find suppliers in UK but I managed. I shall try some of the techniques next time I have a spare moment! Looking forward to watching more videos x

  15. Love this idea for the times when I ‘ve finished a card and it’s just too plain, missing something. What a great way to add just a bit more! Thank you!

  16. Wonderful cards and this is a great techniques that I liķe as it gives me an excuse to use those small stamps in the set that rarely get used. I usually stamp them in matching ink but I really like this done in the soft ink.s. I am going to have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Such beautiful cards. I’m going to check out small images on stamp sets I own b/c this is a great idea. Thanks, Jennifer.

  18. Wow, this got me really interested in Pinkfresh Studio stamps. I really LOVE the teacup scene you created and the colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Love this technique!!! I use it often when I make a bunch of cards 🙂 yours are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and useful tips for new products. Hope all is well for you at this time.
    Pat

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