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2 Stamp, 5 Fast Techniques + Special Collaboration + GIVEAWAY

Hi there! Last week I did a video where I showed several fast techniques that you could do with one stamp set. People seemed to love it so I thought I would do another! However, this time I am using 2 stamp sets with 5 new techniques. That means 10 cards total…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques 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.]

Today’s video features the new-and-very-special Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK – more on this set below) and Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK). Here are 5 techniques using these sets…

#1: Vellum Dry Embossing

One of the best ways to use vellum for big impact is with dry embossing. Here, I stamped with light ink onto heavyweight vellum and then traced the stamping with a stylus. This leaves white texture on the vellum. Easy and fun!

My first card features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “thank you”, Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame, Heavyweight Vellum and Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique does warp the vellum a bit. But just put a few heavy books on top or flatten it by running it through a laminator! Works like a charm.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card with this technique uses the same products as the last except with the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK) and Hero Arts Palm Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#2: Second Generation Stamping

Another technique we often forget about is second generation stamping! I stamped once in bold ink and then rotated my paper and stamped again without reinking for a lighter image. These cards only took minutes to make.

This first card features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Plum Cardstock (SSS | HA). That sentiment is so encouraging…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card with this technique features the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Ink (SSS | HA), and the Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#3: Offset Shadow Stamping

For years, one of my favorite techniques has been to stamp with white pigment ink on colored cardstock… offset the stamps… and stamp again with a colored dye ink. The results are so unique! And it is another quick technique that works every time.

My first example features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink (SSS | HA), Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “beautiful”, Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame, Heavyweight Vellum , Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Plum Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second technique example uses the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), Hero Arts Meadow Cardstock (SSS | HA), Hero Arts Hello Die (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Ink (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#4: Border Stamping

A great way to get a new look from a stamp – especially a background stamp – is to stamp it on a border.

Here, I used the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK) for a one-layer card.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card uses the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), along with the new Hero Arts Cobblestone Stamp (SSS | HA) and a bit of gold cardstock.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#5: Marker Stamping

My last technique definitely has the most impact! The idea is to use markers to ink up your stamps. This allows you to get lots of colors on one image. I decided to go for metallic stamping… with the new Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers. These markers are amazing especially when used on dark cardstock! Be sure to clean your stamp after – I used Hero Arts Ultra Clean (SSS | HA).

The metallic color on this card is amazing in real life! This uses the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers, Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock (SSS | HA – the best black cardstock ever!), and Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “thank you”.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the metallic shine…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card uses the Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers again… with navy cardstock, the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), and the Hero Arts Hello Die (SSS | HA). I covered the hello die cut with silver marker. LOVE!

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will give these techniques a try with stamps you have!

SPECIAL COLLABORATION

Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years this year! Amazing. Our mutual, kind friends at Pinkfresh Studio are joining in the celebration. Pinkfresh Studio designed the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK) in honor of Hero Arts. I love the support these two companies give to each other and am thankful to call them friends. This is a 6×8 stamp set and is available now HERE at Hero Arts or HERE at Pinkfresh Studio, but will be available online and in a store near you starting in a few weeks.

BLOG HOP

To celebrate this collaboration, there is a fun blog hop! Be sure to stop at the next hop – the blog of my friend Jessica Frost-Ballas. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! Here is what is up for grabs:

– One winner will receive this collaborative stamp set!
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts

For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 8/18/19. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog.)

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 stamps and dies 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.

Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a…
[ HA | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Hero Arts Cobblestone Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Stylus Tools
[ SSS ]
Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers
[ SSS ]
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Plum Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Palm Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Meadow Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Shadow Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Silver…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultra Clean
[ HA | SSS ]


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  1. I LOVED this post! I ordered the Through the Trees set and think that is such a beautiful set. I also love the font they used for some of the sentiments. I tried your first technique with second generation and it’s so lovely. I have a word set with “Hey There!” and “What’s Up” so I stamped those on the front, thinking that it went beautifully with looking up through the trees. I also tried your technique of offsetting the trees and did it your way, and then using the same slight amount I moved it to the side, as well as up. Turned out so nice and it sure does look like it’s embossed! It makes me want to run my fingers over it to feel the raised trees. I also decided to equally slightly offset the sentiment and I love how it looks. I’ve learned so many clever techniques from you. Thank you so much for sharing what you do!

  2. Gorgeous creations, Jennifer! Love the Through the Trees stamp especially. Thanks for sharing these awesome designs!

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