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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288 thoughts on “2 Stamp, 5 Fast Techniques + Special Collaboration + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Brilliant ideas for creating with this gorgeous new set, Jennifer … and with Through The Trees … your cards are just lovely! Thanks, as ever, for the wonderful video! Anita 🙂

  2. You always use your stamps in the most creative ways! I love learning from you, thank you for sharing so many fabulous techniques. Beautiful cards as always.

  3. What great techniques. Thanks for sharing. I love both those sets, and definitely have them on my Wish List.

  4. What a beautiful stamp with great sentiments! I would love to add this to my stamp sets. Thanks for the reminder of how to use stamps and ink in a simple way.

  5. absolutely LOVED these cards ….. I’ve tried stamping on and colouring vellum with not much success so I will definitely be trying your technique .. thank you

  6. I can’t wait to try your 2-stamp technique! I work with adult women in a jail program, and I use stamping and card-making as our “art therapy.” (It’s a zen thing, the clients tell me they “calm down, like meditation” when they create. It’s hard to allow them to use a lot of rubber stamps for projects, so I’m always looking for easy-peasy and beautiful projects for them to try. they are allowed to have safety scissors, glue sticks, and the stamps & ink pads as long as I am there to supervise. If I want them to use die cuts, i have to do that at home, for about 15-20 people. It is so fun to watch them slow down, create, and then wait for the beaming smile! This stamp set is PERFECT for these folks, who long ago damaged their self-esteem, moral compasses, and hope for the future. thank you for the ideas, and to Hero Arts for the chance to win. I’m buying the set for sure if some other lucky person wins! love your videos and techniques, Jennifer! Bless you.

  7. I love the way you make so many different things out of one or two stamps. The dry embossing is really cool.

  8. I am obsessed with this floral stamp, and I love all your stunning cards. Metallic accents always are my favorite.

  9. I love all your cards and videos. They are always very thorough. Now if only I could find the time to sit snd practice regularly .

  10. Today was packed full of great ideas and really good products. I get the “need-its” after seeing your posts!

  11. What a timesaver! Love all the card ideas. I WILL be making the vellum embossed card. It looks lovely. Thanks

  12. Thank you as always for your inspiring videos. I love that you give so many ‘lives’ to a product and represent so many wonderful companies…Looking forward to more in the future…

  13. Dry embossing onto velum is an old technique. Pergamano comes to mind. Very beautiful and worth the time. Your finished cards really shows off the effect.

  14. I love your technique videos. I like being introduced to new stamps and supplies, but I really enjoy thinking about how to use the supplies I already have. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  15. You always have such great videos with new things to try on cards. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  16. You are so creative! I don’t know how you come up with so many great ideas. Love, love, love what you did with just two stamp sets. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

  17. You always find unique and innovative ways to use new products and stamps. I love these cards and techniques and learned something new today. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Wow! What a versatile stamp set to make gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing your talent with me to inspire me to create!

  19. I am constantly amazed at your creativity, Jennifer! These cards are all lovely. The dry embossing on vellum is so pretty!!

  20. How I love this, Jennifer! Some of my favorite techniques that I used to use all the time! We forget to use the “oldie but goodies’ when so many new techniques come around!! These are gorgeous! How fun to just pick one or two stamp sets and be able to make so many cards in such a short time!! Can’t wait to play! Sending stampin’ hugs!

  21. Whoa! What an outstanding job with this stamp set! These cards are amazing! Love to learn FAST Techniques! Thank you for the video too!

  22. You have such a pleasant way about you. It is a pleasure to view your videos. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

  23. These are both amazing stamp sets and you have stamped gorgeous cards, of course! I must have BOTH of these! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  24. This is one of my favorite videos I’ve seen. I LOVE the techniques that you taught and the stamp sets you used. Thank you!

  25. Five great ways to use these two stamps Jennifer and I will definitely be given some of these a go in the future. I love your videos and always learn something new, so thank you! x

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