Hello! Today I am sharing ideas for creatively using basic stamps for a layered look. These tips will help you get new looks from any stamps!
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I am always looking for creative ways to get new looks from stamps in my collection. Today I am sharing a few tips for layered stamping.
My first card features a single large leaf cluster from the Gina K Sunshine and Love Kit. I first stamped it repeatedly on white cardstock with Gina K Key Lime Ink (SSS | GK). I then inked up the same image with a darker Gina K Jelly Bean Green Ink (SSS | GK) ink… but “removed” a line of ink with a Teflon Bone Folder from the center of each leaf before stamping it again directly on top of the first image. This gives the look of a layered stamp but with a single image. I also stamped it again repeatedly with a second generation of ink.
I cut the center out with a Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies… matted it… and added it back in place with a piece of craft foam between. I added Lucy’s Cards Garden Flower Sequins and Lucys Cards Lemon Jewels for embellishments, and a sentiment from the Gina K Sunshine and Love Kit. (I link the cardstocks and envelopes used in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
My next card also uses flowers and leaves from the Gina K Sunshine and Love Kit, along with a sentiment from the Gina K Anemone Wishes Set (SSS | GK). I used the same layering tricks as I did on the last card. I can’t get enough of that gorgeous Gina K Designs Coral Reef Cardstock, Ink , and Envelope!
I couldn’t find pearls to match my project, so I used white pearls and colored them with a Copic Marker. (Any permanent pen would work for this.)
I used the sweet Gina K A Happy Hello Stamp Set (SSS | GK) images for my next card… again creating lines in my stamps my removing ink with a bone folder. The soft layering in the background is again from second generation stamping. This green Gina K Lucky Clover Stamp Set (SSS | GK) is a great color! The sentiment is again from the Gina K Anemone Wishes Set (SSS | GK).
You can also create layered stamping with outline images. Here, I used the other stamp set from the Gina K Sunshine and Love Kit. After stamping the outline images, I colored them in softly with marker. I then added second generation images for a layered look.
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