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Best Stamp Layering Methods With Stamping Tool

Hello! Today I am sharing a method of using a stamping tool to get the most accurate results with layered stamps. I have shown many methods in the past – these are the best!

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

One of the questions I get asked the most is how to best use layering stamps. I know many people struggle with getting the layers aligned perfectly, etc. I have shared many methods in the past (see the Related Videos linked below)… but I feel today’s methods are the most accurate! The key? Use the packaging to line up your stamping! Be sure to watch the video to see how this is done.

My first cards features the Kitchen Sink Pears Stamp Set. I am so impressed at how realistic this looks when stamped! I teamed the layered pear with a sentiment from the Sunny Studio Fruit Cocktail Stamp Set on a Pink and Main Thin Fish Tail Banner die cut.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I kept the notecards very simple… using Gina K Whisper Cardstock and the oh-so-awesome Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die. And check out that stamping… love it!

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I made several of these next examples… I just couldn’t get enough of the yummy raspberries. I used the Kitchen Sink Berries Stamp Set along with sentiments from the Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamp Set and Altenew Simple Fruit Stamp Set. I really like the shape of the My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Dies – it is perfect for creating a focal point for your stamping!

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added white-on-white layered die cuts to peek out from the focal die cuts… using the Altenew Wild Rose 3D Dies and Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Dies.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next cards are similar and also use the Kitchen Sink Berries Stamp Set, My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Dies, and Altenew Simple Fruit Stamp Set. However this time, I used the second generation of the inked stamps to create an extra set of cards. The card on the left is first generation, the card on the right is second…

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a white die cut made with the Altenew Leaf Clusters Dies for a bit of interest in the background.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the background of the lighter, second generation piece, I used the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I am blown away by the stamping on this next piece! The Kitchen Sink Trees Stamp Set and Kitchen Sink Rolling Hills Stamp Set are wonderful for creating a realistic scene. Wow.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This card also features the Pink and Main Large Fish Tail Banner Dies, Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames Stamp Set, and Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another created with the same products. So realistic!

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I wanted to keep this next card simple, using only the Kitchen Sink Birch Trees Stamp Set and Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames Stamp Set.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And finally, I just had to use the Kitchen Sink Stamps Palm Trees Stamp Set on two cards. I also used the Kitchen Sink Rolling Hills Stamp Set for the sand and a sentiment from the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set.

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And one last one… for a dear friend…

Stamp Layering Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I will be back later this week sharing the best way to layer stamps without a stamping tool!

RELATED VIDEOS

Here are a few other videos sharing creative ways to get good results with stamp layering sets:

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Kitchen Sink Pears Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
Kitchen Sink Berries Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
Kitchen Sink Rolling Hills Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
Kitchen Sink Stamps Palm Trees Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
Kitchen Sink Trees Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
Kitchen Sink Birch Trees Stamp Set
[ SSS | KTC ]
*Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Sunny Studio Fruit Cocktail Stamp Set
[ SSS | SNN ]
*Altenew Simple Fruit Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamps
[ SSS | HA ]
*Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Altenew Leaf Clusters Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Pink and Main Large Fish Tail Banner…
[ SSS | PNK ]
*Pink and Main Thin Fish Tail Banner…
[ SSS | PNK ]
My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle…
[ SSS | MFT ]
*Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Altenew Wild Rose 3D Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs Ink Pads
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Shadow Ink
[ SSS ]
Altenew Sea Breeze Ink
[ SSS ]
Taylored Expression Blending Brushes
[ MLC ]
Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Gina K Whisper Cardstock
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Adhesive Eraser
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]


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37 thoughts on “Best Stamp Layering Methods With Stamping Tool”

  1. Jennifer these stamps and cards are gorgeous, as usual! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this! God Bless!

  2. That’s great the this company included an acetate with colored pictures for layering, but other companies just have the black outline. Any tricks on how to get them perfectly lined up? Love all your videos and creative cards.

  3. I love kitchen sink stamps so glad that you are making them shine today
    They were i think the first to make this type of stamps

    Great trick

  4. Those are some of the most realistic layered images I’ve ever seen, especially the trees! Wow! Using the index sheet is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love layering stamps and use them often. This is just genius! Thanks so much for sharing this technique! And thanks too, for the introduction to Kitchen Sink Stamps – looks like they have some lovely stamps I’ll need to add to my “stash”!

  6. Thank you so much for this tip on getting better layering. Who would have thought to lay the transfer sheets right on the stamped images? You’re brilliant! And these cards are gorgeous. I especially love all the beautiful trees. Thank you so much!!

  7. Jennifer,
    I just can’t get over how realistic these new Kitchen Sink layering stamp sets are. I’m so impressed with the tree set and the palms. They almost look like photos are painted. Thanks again for all the great tips on lining up these stamps to get a perfect finish….

  8. Jennifer,
    You are a genius. I predict this method will end my frustration with layering stamp sets. Wow, thank you.

    Gail

  9. Jennifer, Thanks for showing this technique. I have several Kitchen Sink stamp sets, including the tree set you used today. I was amazed the first time I used this set at the beautiful, realistic result. Your method of lining up the layers is so much easier and I will be doing it this way from now on.

  10. BRILLIANT! I am an idiot, you are a GENIUS! Love the realism of the layered tree. I wonder what it would look like in fall colors? Thank you for the wonderful information!

  11. So fine…as are all your tutorials. Love your color choices and missed the colors for the sand which are spot on. Did you give those colors somewhere and I just didn’t catch it? If not, could you please share?

  12. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I usually have a hard time with layering stamps. This will surely help tremendously. Love your videos and all the help you give me. Thank you.

  13. OH MY WORD! This is absolutely incredible and what an awesome technique. I struggle with layering stamps and these tips are exactly what I need to help! Thanks so much, Jennifer!! You are my technique and tip treasure!!

  14. Wow, it’s so cool how realistic these stamped images are, especially the trees! I haven’t seen those stamps before. Lovely cards 🙂

  15. Thanks for showing us these methods for layered stamping. Also for introducing this stamp company, I’ve never heard of them before and their stamps are gorgeous. Beautiful cards, one and all.

  16. Such gorgeous images from all the companies you chose. Great card designs & so easy to do in bulk makes. Thank you for the time you put into this video, it is much appreciated by us all, especially when we know you’re a busy mum & wife & friend too. Have a great week x

  17. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas! The videos are so helpful and I appreciate you sharing with us and spending your time to make the videos!!

  18. What a great video on how to use the layering stamps accurate. Thank you so much Jennifer for this great tutorial. I have a beautiful stamp set from Altenew and I don’t get it layered how it supposed to.
    I will try out both the methods to see which one is the best for the stamp and me.
    Have a great week.

  19. Your technique gives me hope that I can be successful in layered stamping. After I tried the Altenew Layered Rose stamp set and didn’t quite appreciate my final impression, I stopped buying layered stamps. I just learned to appreciate other crafter’s work using this kind of stamp. Maybe I will give it a try again using my Altenew stamp.

  20. The images made from layered stamps are just stunning these days. These kind of stamps help people like me look like proper artists 😀

  21. Thank you for all of the great tips on how to line up layered images to get a ‘perfect’ final product. Eh Gah! Brilliant.

  22. Very useful technique. I will be trying it… fingers crossed my Altenew vintage roses will actually look like roses now! 🙂 Thank you so much for the technique.

  23. I LOVE THIS. I’m one of those people who gets frustrated when I have a layering stamp sooooooooo close but not quite bang on. This trick of lining up with the sheet instead of trying to see through and account for the slight thickness of the stamp is an absolute game-changer. And thank you for showing and explaining so clearly the logistical step by step of loading the stamps and paper efficiently into the stamping tool. This video was a feast for both the right and left sides of my brain!

  24. This is such a great technique! I often struggle with lining up layered stamps and this will definitely help. The first tree stamp looks SO realistic!

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